Louis Vuitton and Riot Games Partner starting with the 2019 League of Legends World Championship. For the 2019 World Championship, Louis Vuitton is creating, in collaboration with Riot, an unprecedented, one-of-a-kind Trophy Travel Case to hold the Summoner’s Cup, the trophy awarded to the world champions and considered the most prestigious prize in esports. Louis Vuitton has previously created similar trunks to support the FIFA World Cup, the Rugby World Cup, and sailing’s America’s Cup. The bespoke trunk, the first of its kind for an esports championship, will feature both traditional Louis Vuitton savoir-faire along with cutting-edge, high-tech elements inspired by the League of Legends universe.
Louis Vuitton and Riot Games also will soon announce unique champion skins and a capsule collection designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Women’s collections, along with other League of Legends digital assets. This is the first time a luxury brand has produced custom skins for esports. The skins, which were designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, LV’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, are available for champions Qiyana and Senna.
The Global Head of Communications of Riot Games, David Higdon made a tweet about the first prestige skin about Qiyana and the collection will be available for everyone on November 10 to coincide with the League of Legends World Championship Finals which will take place in Paris.
Today we unveil our first @LouisVuitton prestige skin for Qiyana👇designed by @TWNGhesquiere, LV’s Artistic Designer of Women’s Collection, available on Nov. 10 to coincide with the @lolesports #Worlds2019 final in Paris. #LVxLoL 1/4 pic.twitter.com/1AhrUCqFmA
— David Higdon (@davidhigdon) October 29, 2019
“We are honored to have Louis Vuitton as an official partner with designs to impact the look, feel, and prestige of our most prominent League of Legends event,” says Naz Aletaha, Head of Global Esports Partnerships at Riot Games. “This is a historic partnership that speaks to the impact Riot Games and League of Legends has had on the industry over the past nine esports seasons. We welcome the LV brand to our sport and we are eager to share the entire scope of the partnership in the months ahead, in particular on November 10 when the Summoner’s Cup is awarded in Paris.”
“The League of Legends World Championship is not only the climax of the tournament: it’s where the world of sports and entertainment come together in celebration of new legends to be born”, says Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton. “Louis Vuitton has long been associated with the world’s most coveted trophies, and here we are today, alongside the Summoner’s Cup. We are thrilled to be part of such an iconic event.”