[UPDATE: Will LoL 2013's Zac release today, March 19 as part of a new patch?]

Exciting news from Riot Games for Summoners everywhere: "League of Legends" New Champion Zac, The Secret Weapon, has been announced for the "LoL" 2013 season. The new melee fighter, Zac, is a so-called "hexchem-fueled," "gelatinous" champion possesses a unique regeneration mechanic and health-cost abilities. Is "LoL" 2013's Zac, The Secret Weapon, already shaping up to be your new "League of Legends" 2013 new champion favorite? Have you seen PBE video for Zac, The Secret Weapon? The "League of Legends" Zac release date is yet unknown, with the The Secret Weapon's "LoL" 2013 announcement having been made last Friday, March 15. This may imply that the "League of Legends" new champion Zac, The Secret Weapon, may see a release as early as tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19, as part of a new "League of Legends" 2013 patch. Previously announced was "LoL" 2013 new champions Quinn & Valor, Demacia's Wings, a duo of long-range carrier champions who soared onto the scene with great anticipation from Summoners everywhere. Now we have "LoL" 2013's first melee fighter champion to contend with, and it remains to be seen whether "League of Legends" Zac's release date will see the heralding of a beloved new champion or not.

Here's to hoping we'll see "League of Legends" new champion Zac's release date this week. As a melee fighter, new "LoL" 2013 champion Zac, The Secret Weapon, doesn't exactly have a lot of competition in the category of "Interesting To Play As At All," so let's hope that "League of Legends'" new champion brings something exciting and unique to the table. Of course, "League of Legends" Zac release date hasn't yet come to pass, though thanks to "LoL," 2013's public beta environment, we have some PBE videos of Zac, The Secret Weapon. "League of Legends'" newest champion, Zac, "LoL" 2013's first melee fighter, can be viewed in a PBE demo video below:

That's not all from Zac. As is usual from Riot Games upon the announcement of a new "League of Legends" champion, we have loads of info for you on Zac, The Secret Weapon's. Here, thanks to Riot Games, is the upcoming "LoL" 2013 melee fighter Zac's abilities:

Passive: Cell Division

When any of Zac's abilities hit an enemy, a piece of him falls to the ground. Zac can pick up fallen pieces to recover health. When Zac dies he splits into four blobs. These fragments will attempt to reform over a short duration. If any survive, Zac revives with a percentage of his maximum health based on the number of remaining blobs.

Q: Stretching Strike

Zac throws a two-handed punch that deals damage and slows targets in a line.

W: Unstable Matter

Zac's body explodes outward, dealing flat damage to surrounding enemies. Enemies struck also take damage based on their maximum health.

E: Elastic Slingshot

Zac is immobilized as he charges up a dash toward the target location. The range of Elastic Slingshot increases up to a cap as Zac charges the ability. Zac then fires himself towards the target location, damaging and stunning all nearby enemies upon landing.

R: Let's Bounce

Zac bounces into the air, immediately knocking up, slowing and damaging nearby enemies. Once airborne, he bounces three times, dealing damage with each impact.

Well, those sound sufficiently disgusting, especially when viewed in Zac's PBE videos. He's a bit of an ooey-gooey mess, isn't he? Ah well, maybe ooey-gooey is just your type. Zac release date aside, do you hope to play as The Secret Weapon in the future? Perhaps you're not a melee fighter type, which is understandable, given that long range champions and mage champions can be far more fun to play. Consider this, however, "LoL" 2013's new champion Zac has great flexibility thanks to his self-healing and Area of Effect damage. If you're not already convinced by Zac's self-healing abilities and AoE damage, Riot Games has some juicy info on "League of Legends" 2013 new champion Zac's gameplay strengths and tactics below:

In the jungle: Zac's combination of area damage and healing makes him a natural jungler. If you're partial to early game aggression, starting with an early lizard buff and spending your second skill point in Elastic Slingshot can open early gank opportunities. Since Zac's abilities have no mana cost, you might also consider donating an early golem buff to your AP carry. Once the action starts ramping up, you can make use of Elastic Slingshot's massive range to create sneaky gank opportunities by circumventing popular ward locations.

Top-lane: Zac's skill set also makes him excel in top lane. His AoE presence allows you to quickly clear waves from your turrets in high-pressure situations or shove the lane when you're on the offensive. The healing mechanic on Cell Division also helps win exchanges with your lane opponent, allowing you to bully enemies back to base and create opportunities for counter-jungling or ganks. While you're roaming, the mobility afforded by Elastic Slingshot can help you get the drop on an unsuspecting enemy or escape from sticky situations by hopping over terrain.

Team Fights: As the game progresses, Zac's extreme mobility and strong crowd control make him a tremendous asset in team fights. With some patience and setup, you can use a fully channeled Elastic Slingshot to deploy Let's Bounce from huge distances. Once you're in the thick of it, the additional bounces from your ultimate let you pressure fragile, high-value targets, disrupting enemy positioning as you draw fire off less durable allies. Since every bounce of your ultimate yields healing chunks, you'll also have the sustainability you need to keep up the attack. If the opposing team making aggressive moves, you can opt to use the knock-up and slow from Let's Bounce defensively, creating valuable space for the rest of your team to safely disengage. Whether you're initiating or counter-initiating, Zac has ample crowd control to keep your team out of trouble.

What say you, Summoners? Still not convinced by Zac, The Secret Weapon? For those out there that have Thanks to our friends at the "League of Legends" Wiki, we have all the over-the-top, in-depth lore you could want for our gelatinous, hexchem-fueled Zac:

Zac is the product of a Zaun experiment to manufacture a hexchem-engineered supersoldier - the Zaun Amorphous Combatant. Combining brute strength with limitless flexibility, he is a versatile juggernaut: a creative fighter who bounces over obstacles and pounds his foes into submission. Though he was created inside a weapons laboratory, Zac was rescued and adopted by two loving parents who raised him to be a kind and friendly child. As the years passed, he grew up to be a fierce hero, sworn to protect the ordinary, everyday people of Zaun.

Long ago, two Zaun scientists developed an organic substance that could withstand extreme conditions, spontaneously alter its biological structure, and generate tremendous amounts of kinetic force. As the scientists, husband and wife, watched the prototype grow from a spoon-sized droplet to a small blob, they noticed that their creation would respond to their presence. It sprung forward when they called and bounced when they sang. The couple began to see more than an experiment; they saw a small child, filled with affection and joy.

After testing the prototype one evening, the scientists placed the blob back in its cage. It slouched and shuddered in the corner, inconsolably sad. At that moment, the couple realized that their beloved creation wished for a free life outside the lab. They were struck by their conscience and could not allow the prototype to be used as a weapon. The husband and wife fled with the young blob, replacing its weapon designation - Zaun Amorphous Combatant - with a proper name: Zac. In a quiet neighborhood far from the cities of Zaun, the scientists raised Zac as their own child.

Zac was always different from the other children. None had his powers of strength and flexibility, so the couple taught him to tell right from wrong and to use his gifts responsibly. Thanks to the care and affection of his loving parents, Zac lived a peaceful, happy childhood.

That childhood ended when the Zaun laboratory finally found Zac. Unable to replicate the formula used to create the amorphous prototype, the laboratory's staff never stopped searching for the scientists and their experiment. When they tracked down the family, they threatened to tear it apart. The staff abducted Zac's parents and demanded that the couple assist in his capture and return. Seized by the fear of losing his freedom and his parents, Zac unleashed every ounce of his raw energy and mass for the very first time. He subdued his parents' captors, sent the laboratory's workers fleeing, and brought his loved ones home. From then on, Zac vowed to defend all ordinary lives threatened by extraordinary treachery and wickedness. Originally built to destroy, he now protects the innocent and the helpless.

Well, there you have it, summoners, Zac was a blob raised by loving parents. How cute. And maybe a little weird. How did his parents dress him or ... feed him? Or control his potentially earth-shattering childhood tantrums? We may never know, though we will hopefully have a "League of Legends" new 2013 champion Zac release date tomorrow, March 19.

Enjoy another Zac PBE video below, and stay tuned for up-to-date news on all things "League of Legends."

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