The news comes just weeks before Riot brings the world’s best players together October 2 for this year’s play-ins and group stages in Berlin. Following the initial stage, will be the quarterfinals and semi-finals in Madrid October 26, culminating with the finals in Paris November 10.
To mark the event, Riot Games has tapped iconic French luxury fashion house, Louis Vuitton, to create a one-of-a-kind Trophy Travel Case to hold the Summoner’s Cup set to be awarded to the 2019 champions. A monumental collision for both eSports and fashion, the bespoke trunk will bring together the savoir-faire details associated with LV’s malletier roots and high-tech elements drawn from the League of Legends universe.
Additionally, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Women’s collections, Nicolas Ghesquière, will be designing unique champion skins and a capsule collection that will be announced as Worlds 2019 approaches.
Take a first look at the one-of-a-kind Trophy Travel Case Louis Vuitton crafted for Riot Games’ League of Legends World Championship 2019 Summoner’s Cup above. Also, catch statements from Naz Aletaha, Head of Global Esports Partnerships at Riot Games and Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton regarding the monumental partnership below.
“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. 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.” – Naz Aletaha, Head of Global Esports Partnerships at Riot Games
“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. 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.” – Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton
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