Riot Games, the American video game developer, publisher, and esports tournament organizer in collaboration with German automotive giant Mercedes-Benz have revealed a championship ring for the ongoing 2021 League of Legends World Championship.
Riot Games and Mercedes-Benz came together to present each member of the 2021 World Championship winning team with one of the custom-fitted championship rings. This ring will be provided in addition to the prize pool of the event.
The rings will be made with the blue and silver colour palette that is associated with the Summoner’s Cup, Riot Games’ signature trophy for the World Championship introduced in 2012. Each ring is made from 18 karat white gold and sapphire.
LOL Esports announced this partnership by tweeting, “The pinnacle moment for #Worlds2021 just got bigger! @riotgames and @MercedesBenz joined forces to create bespoke rings that will be awarded to each team member of our 2021 Champions during the Trophy Ceremony presented by Mercedes-Benz.”
Riot Games Global Head of League of Legends Esports Naz Aletaha said, “Championship rings are a storied tradition in sports, synonymous with the highest achievements and unmatched excellence.”
The 2021 World Championship is the biggest League of Legends esports event of the year. The tournament features 24 teams from all regions of the game in a months-long race for the Summoner’s Cup. The playoffs are scheduled to take place from October 22nd – 25th, October 30th – 31st and November 6th 2021 and feature a massive prize pool of $2,225,000 USD.