Riot Games is leveraging its mega-popular IP to host a 10-week long event across three of its titles featuring its in-universe magicl girl anime tribute, Star Guardian. The event will feature a host of new skins, a narrative experience, and the release of a new copyright-free album for streamers.
The event kicks off on July 14th and runs for ten weeks, seeing the release of 12 new Star Guardian themed skins in League of Legends, as well as a narrative event that unfolds as you play. Additionally, League will be seeing the release of a new Champion, Nilah the Joy Unbound, as part of the event.
Meanwhile, League of Legends: Wild Rift, the mobile version of the long-running MOBA, is also getting into the action with skins, an event pass and a narrative of its own (which is different than the PC League narrative). Digital card game Legends of Runeterra will also be celebrating the Star Guardians by offering, you guessed it, skins, new guardians, emotes and a Star Guardian Legendary Board.
Whether you’re a longtime fan of anime or just love seeing this alternate reality for your favorite characters, here’s a Valor's-eye view of everything coming to the #StarGuardian event this year!???Explore: https://t.co/3Uz7ZOQHB2— Riot Games (@riotgames) July 12, 2022
In addition to this, Riot Games will be releasing a third album of copyright safe music for content creators to use in streams and videos, this one titled "Sessions: Star Guardian Taliyah."
"Riot Games is leveraging its mega-popular IP to host a 10-week long event across three of its titles featuring its in-universe magicl girl anime tribute. The event will feature a host of new skins, a narrative experience, and the release of a new copyright-free album for streamers."
Riot Games will also be using its nonprofit arm to raise money for charity, with 20% of proceeds from the Event Pass, as well as 100% of proceeds from skin sales between July 28th through August 29th going to fun the Riot Games Social Impact Fund. In addition, every 10 monsters slain in League of Legends: Wild Rift's Narrative experience will result in Riot contributing $1 to the fund, up to $2 million.