He was also the first to have 2 Harrowing ones (Zombie in 2010, Pirate in 2012)
His giant scroll can be seen behind an overturned chair in the trailer for the game's Mac version.
While the scroll is supposedly indestructible Nocturne rips it apart it in 'A Twist of Fate'.
Yet later on the scroll is whole again but whether it is capable of self-repairing is uncertain.
Ryze has appeared in every cinematic trailer except for 'A New Dawn'.
Ryze was deemed as having next to no counterplay in Ultra Rapid Fire (2014 edition) and was disabled in non-custom games.
His name comes from Riot's CEO Brandon Ryze Beck's alias, from Proto-Germanic *risiz, from which originate various words for "rising one, giant" in Germanic daughter-languages (e.g. German Riese, Dutch reus, etc.).
He celebrates SK Telecom T1 winning the Season 5 World Championship.
He represents Faker and is the second World Championship Victory skin to represent him, the first being SKT T1 Zed [S|L].
His Recall references some aspects of Faker
The tumble roll he performs at the end references the same tumble Faker performed upon his introduction at the Season 5 World Championship Grand Finals.
The laptop held by Ryze shows an image of broccoli on the screen during his Recall. This references a fan that stated that Faker's hair resembles broccoli. Faker responded by saying that he would eat a head of broccoli if SKT T1 won the Season 5 Championship Grand Finals. He would follow through with this promise by eating a piece of broccoli on stage immediately after SKT T1's victory.