Conqueror Karma is a beautiful new League of Legends skin that will contribute to the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) prize pool.
The move sees the developer continue with its crowd-sourcing efforts, following the release of Championship Zed for the 2016 League of Legends World Championship. The new skin for the Master of Shadows managed to raise just over $2 million for the international prize pool. Considering that the initiative was the first of its kind in the game’s history, as well as the fact that it arrived a bit late in the year, Championship Zed did well for itself.
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However, Riot Games is certain that Conqueror Karma will succeed in contributing even more this year in comparison. In addition, the skin will be replacing the annual Challenger skins that were previously released to celebrate the start of the season. This is due to the fact that the Challenger theme was causing some confusion with many players who remained unaware that the skins were connected to the upcoming esports events.
“The theme was a bit unclear – Many players didn’t realize these skins were connected to esports because they didn’t line up with a major event visually or in timing,” explained Riot Katana, product manager for esports in-game content.
With Conqueror Karma arriving on the Public Beta Environment (PBE) today, Riot Games will stick to the Conqueror theme from hereon for its crowd-sourcing skins. It also marks the end to the Challenger skins. However, previously released skins such as Challenger Nidalee and Challenger Ahri will continue to return to the store once a year during the MSI season.
Conqueror Karma will be priced at 975 RP and should release for live servers in the next patch at the end of the month. Be sure to pick it up in order to help increase the MSI prize pool.