FunPlus Phoenix players have commented on which champions they’d like their Worlds skins to be for after winning the League of Legends World Championship.
FunPlus Phoenix lifted the Summoner’s Cup after a decisive win over G2 Esports, becoming the second consecutive team from China’s LPL to become World Champions.
While the primary rewards for winning the event are the title itself and the lion’s share of the prize pool, Worlds winners are also immortalized in-game with a skin designed for them on a champion of their choice.
In the wake of their victory, the FPX players commented on the champions they might like to have their victory skins created for.
Jungler Gao ‘Tian’ Tian-Liang, Support Liu ‘Crisp’ Qing-Song, and top-laner Kim ‘Gimgoon’ Han-saem already appear to have made their choices, with the players stating they would like skins for Lee Sin, Thresh, and Gangplank respectively – all of which were among the most impactful champions for each player. Bot-laner Lin ‘Lwx’ Wei-Xiang meanwhile is apparently still deciding between Vayne and Kai’Sa.
Kim ‘Doinb’ Tae-sang, whose eclectic champion pool features the likes of Nautilus and Rumble – picks that no other mid-laner was locking in during the tournament – declined to make a selection in the immediate aftermath of the win, stating that he would like to consult with his stream viewers.
Q: What champion will you pick for your Worlds skin?
Tian: Lee Sin
Doinb: I’ll stream and pick one together with everyone
Lwx: I’m still deciding between Kai’Sa and Vayne
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If Lee Sin, Thresh, and Kai’Sa or Vayne are selected, they would join Ezreal and Rakan as champions with more than one team skin. Lee Sin and Vayne were chosen by Bae ‘Bengi’ Seong-woong and Chae ‘Piglet’ Gwang-jin after the 2013 SKT victory, Thresh by Samsung White’s Cho ‘Mata’ Se-hyeong in 2014, and Kai’Sa by Invictus Gaming’s Yu ‘JackyLove’ Wen-Bo in 2018.
These selections are not final, however, so could still be subject to change. After making their choices, the players will get to consult with Riot designers on the style and final look of their skins.
Regardless of the champion each player chooses, it will likely be some time until fans are able to get their hands on an FPX skin in-game. After Invictus Gaming won the World Championship in November 2018, their skins didn’t go live until April 2019.