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Riot reveals why certain champions receive Prestige skins in LoL

Published: 24/Jan/2020 3:43 Updated: 24/Jan/2020 3:46

by Andrew Amos


Getting a Prestige skin for your favorite champion in League of Legends is a wonderful thing, and now Riot has opened up on the process they go through to make sure the right champion is getting a Prestige skin every time.

Prestige skins are universally loved in League. While players have come to expect them from every event, players still appreciate them as much as they did the first time around back in 2018.

However, some players have also complained that only a select few champions will ever receive a Prestige skin. Lead skin producer ‘I Am Carlos’ has tackled those concerns in their recent “Ask Riot” post about the special cosmetics, describing the process Riot goes through to select who gets a Prestige skin.

KDA Ahri Prestige skin for League of Legends
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Popular champions aren’t the only ones to get Prestige skins, as Rioters explained in a recent tell-all about Prestige skins.

While players have suspected for a long time that it was based off popularity, Riot has shared that play rates are only one of the metrics. In fact, there are three things Riot look for in a Prestige skin before designing it.

“When we are selecting a champion for a Prestige skin, we consider a number of factors,” he said.

“Is there a Prestige skin that’d work well for one of the champions in the thematic? How popular is the champion, and when was the last time they got a skin? And have they received a Prestige skin before?”

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Kai’Sa was the first champion to receive a Prestige skin back in 2018. All four members of K/DA have a Prestige skin.

He described that some themes are not conducive to Prestige skins, like the already light-based Arclight skins for champions like Vayne and Varus. “Arclight Brand for example is a skin that would be hard to execute on because of the overlap in colors and materials,” he said.

He also said that Riot are trying to avoid doubling up on Prestige skins for now, but there might be exceptions in the future if the circumstances are right.

“We have only released Prestige skins mostly for champions with higher play rates, but we are experimenting with lower ones in the future to see how much players like them,” he said.

“Ideally we don’t double up, but there might be exceptions if we don’t find a better fit and the skinline is part of an event that calls for one.”

Garen is one of six champions to receive a Prestige skin in the first half of Season 10.

However, Prestige skins are still an experiment for Riot. There’s only a dozen in the game right now, and while there’s another four planned for the start of Season 10, they are still learning and adapting from every release.

“We are still experimenting around with a few different selection methods and executions and will update players as our approach evolves,” he said.

Malphite, Lucian, Zoe, and Zyra are the next four champions in line for a Prestige skin in 2020. Mecha Kingdoms Garen is currently available in the live client, while True Damage Senna Prestige was added to the PBE in the recent Patch 10.3 cycle.

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Caps passing Perkz as greatest western LoL player – Amazing & Munchables

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:37 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 17:39

by Daniel Cleary


With the topic of the “greatest Western League of Legends player of all time” heating up once again, Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and Joseph ‘Munchables’ Fenny have explained why G2 Esports star Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther could be taking the number one spot over teammate Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic, in Dexerto’s recent Worlds 2020 review.

As Worlds 2020 is coming closer to declaring a new set of champions, one of the biggest talking points in the League of Legends community has been the overall performance of Western teams at the international event and the individual players who contribute to them.

After G2 Esports defeated Gen.G in the quarter-finals and cemented themselves as “the last Western hope” following Fnatic’s narrow defeat to Top Esports, it raised the question of who exactly is the best Western player of all time.

Speaking on the matter in our Worlds review, Amazing highlighted that Perkz being around for longer has let him build up a more impressive resume than his teammate, “Caps has the highest highs I would suppose and Perkz has the better career so far, because he has done more in his career so far.”

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Munchables followed up by adding that the success Caps has seen in such a short span of time can not go unnoticed when discussing the pair, making it even more difficult to rank who is truly the best player of all time.

“I honestly think the problem is Caps is too good,” he explained. “The amount of time he has been in the scene, versus the amount of time he has been successful, is such a one-sided ratio on the side of success.”

Munchables also claimed that Caps might have had a greater impact on the region as a whole, comparing the success of Europe internationally before and after his time on teams like G2 and Fnatic, who have both made appearances in the Worlds final with him on the roster.

“European success versus, before Caps and with Caps is so dramatically skewed to Caps being a part of that,” Munchables explained. “At this point, I find it almost unarguable that Caps is the best Western player of all time.”

Amazing added that Perkz had paved the way for Caps to be the best in the west, after years of putting together a roster that is now helping the mid laner to shine on the biggest stage. “He’s granted Caps the ability to understand what winning really means.”

He then followed up on Caps’ growth as a player in the new G2 lineup, claiming that he has also had a “shift in mindset” which has massively helped his ability to play at the highest level.

Only time will tell how each of these remarkable players will fare throughout the rest of their careers as there will be plenty of opportunities to sway public opinion. But for now, it will likely remain up for debate as the two G2 stars continue to perform on the Rift.