China censorship is a tricky topic. Sometimes regulations apply, sometimes they do not. Some might seem logical, like cutting out segments with racial or ethnic hate, while others, like being unable to show gambling-related content…maybe not so much. In the end, China’s censorship rules are quite up to interpretation, but there’s one thing that the red country definitely does not want shown: blood.
And that rule applies to everything, including the latest League of Legends New Dawn cinematic. Thankfully, the team over at Tencent got right on the ball and created a non-evil version for its pure and innocent Chinese viewers. Here are a few pictures for comparison (click to enlarge):
Of course, scenes with provocative positions are completely fine:
Watch China’s version of the New Dawn cinematic below:
I’m going to call it right now: future League of Legends cinematic videos will never include Karthus, because he’s too scary.