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Worlds Skins are special limited edition skins released for champions chosen by the players on each year's World Championship winning team. Beginning with the Worlds 2016 skins, the players also play a role in designing thier skin's appearance and the overall team theme, often including personal references or characteristics in their skin. They are typically released around 6-8 months after Worlds.

Player Eligibility Requirements For Worlds Skins[]

As of June 28, 2018, Riot has stated the following conditions governed players' eligibility for a Worlds skin (assuming of course that they are a member of the winning team):

  1. Participate in at least 2 play-in stage games that had an impact on the team’s advancement to the knockout game (i.e. those games had to matter for seeding or advancement).
  2. Participate in at least 2 group stage games that had an impact on the team’s advancement to the knockout game (i.e. those games had to matter for seeding or advancement).
  3. Participate in at least 1 knockout stage game (Quarters, Semis, or Finals).[1]

If a player meets at least one of those conditions, they qualify for a skin. Except for extraordinary circumstances, the number of World Championship skins is limited to six per year.

Before Worlds 2018, players appear to only have needed to play a single game at Worlds to qualify for a skin, as SSG Ezreal is dedicated to Haru despite him only playing a single group stage game at the 2017 World Championship.

Champion Eligibility[]

As of June 28, 2018, Riot has also stated the following conditions governing a champion's eligibility to be selected for a player's Worlds skin:

  1. The player must have played at least one game on that champion during Worlds.
  2. If the team already has a skin for that champion from a previous win, Riot may ask the player to pick another champion.
  3. Although XayahSquareXayah and RakanSquareRakan ordinarily have matching skins, Riot will not create a skin for the other half of the duo if only one of them is chosen by a Worlds winning player. This can be seen in practice, as IG Rakan does not have a corresponding Xayah skin.
  4. Riot has also stated that whether they had other skins in development for a champion was previously taken into account in determining what a player could choose. This was likely done to avoid the release of multiple new skins for a single champion close together driving down skin sales. After Riot made an exception to this policy to allow SKT T1 Jhin in 2017, it was discontinued.

Coach Eligibility[]

Riot has also stated that a coach will only be honored with in-game content for a World Championship if they have won three or more World Championships or in other "special" circumstances. To date, KkOma is the only coach to be recognized in this way, receiving a themed ward skin that was released at the same time as the 2016 Worlds skins.

Trivia[]

  • As of 2020, SK Telecom T1 (now known as T1) is the only team to win Worlds more than once, and thus the only team to have multiple sets of Worlds skins, with a total of 17 SKT skins having been released.
  • Jarvan IVSquareJarvan IV, VayneSquareVayne, EzrealSquareEzreal, RakanSquareRakan, ThreshSquareThresh, Lee SinSquareLee Sin and JhinSquareJhin are the only champions to have multiple Worlds skins with two each
  • As of the release of the 2020 Worlds skins, 48 of the 149 champions that have been eligible, or about 32%, have a Worlds skin.

Past Skins[]

  1. SSG Skins and Executes by SuperCakes, RiotRepertoir, and EndlessPillows on nexus.leagueoflegends.com
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