LoL Lore: Cho'Gath, the Terror of the Void

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Cho'Gath probably has the shortest lore. Riot, please update! | © Riot Games

In this LoL Lore installment, we’re going to go into the deepest depths of Runeterra. We’re going to explore a different world from the one we’ve seen thus far. Gone is the snowy tundra of the Freljord and the vast-reaching Shuriman desert. Instead, we’re taking a walk into another dimension – The Void.

Every League of Legends champion has their place in Runeterra, the home of those fighting on Summoner’s Rift. Through their in-game voice lines, champion lore, and other Riot games like Legends of Runeterra, we get a closer look into who these champions are and what motivates them to battle.

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Who is Cho'Gath According to LoL Lore?

Cho’Gath is a creature born from the void. He is a voidborn – creatures, that the Watchers of the Void created to consume all information regarding Runeterra, so that they can help the Watchers return.

In his Champion Lore, Cho’Gath is described as an alien creature of malice and violence, which causes even the most brace to cringe away in fear. It feeds on its prey, growing bigger and stronger with every bite, gorging itself constantly.

  • Akshan, the next LoL Champion, already has more lore than Cho'Gath. Hell, even Norra who isn't even confirmed yet has more champion lore!

He, along with the other Voidborn, work tirelessly to crack at the walls, keeping the Void separate from Runeterra, dreaming of returning to their own paradise, spreading fear, hate and violence. They wish for their armies to roam Runeterra once more – and Cho’Gath will continue to chomp at the walls to try and reach Runeterra to strike fear into Runeterran’s hearts.

How Big is Cho’Gath in the Lore?

According to LoL Lore, Cho’Gath is around 20 feet tall, but as he continues to eat, he can grow up to 55 feet tall. That is, if we’re going by the proportions from Summoner’s Rift. He scales and grows with every minion eaten, which fits into his lore perfectly, since Cho’Gath continues to grow as he feasts upon his prey.

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A Watcher attacking the Freljord. | © Riot Games

Who are the Watchers According to Cho'Gaths Lore?

The Watchers originated in the Void and managed to enter Runeterra. There, they did not possess any material form, but roamed the world, seeking answers as to why the Void and the material realm existed. To do so, they reached out to mortals.

Since the Watchers were very strong beings, they sought to destroy and silence the intolerable pulsing of reality beyond the Void. They chose to transform beings in the Freljord into the iceborn, giving them great magical abilities and even some degree of immortality.

Eventually, these Watchers were brought to their own demise through the iceborn that they themselves helped create. Some even say that with the help of Ornn, the Watchers were captured in a prison of true ice, which now lays under the Howling Abyss.

In their prison, the Watchers wait as their creations – the Voidborns – study and learn of the mortals in the mortal realm. One day, the seals of their prison will break, and they’ll be able to gain their revenge upon the mortal realm.

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