Was shurima shuffle an intended feature in azir when designing him?

Nope! This is what we call "emergent gameplay". We had no idea people would be doing this. Partly this was due to us adding the ability for Azir to move a soldier around while he himself was moving to that soldier post-release, resulting in a much longer moveblock that arguably makes the Shurima Shuffle useful. But partly we just thought of the R as your "oh shit" button and mostly used it that way.
To be clear, this is not us failing to do our job. This is us getting very lucky and having our creative (and coincidentally also massive) playerbase come up with unexpected stuff.

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