Conqueror Karma is shaping up to be one of the most sought after skins in the League of Legends world. It was recently announced on Surrender at 20 that the skin is live on the PBE with its latest splash art seen above.
It was previously announced that a portion of the skins proceeds would help contribute to the MSI 2017 pool taking place in Sao Paulo and Rio De Janerio. Riot has had success in the past with skins contributing to prize pools as Championship Zed helped push a little over $2 million towards the 2016 League of Legends World Championship.
When asked why Karma was chosen as the featured skin for MSI, Riot Katana said, "We consider a lot of factors when we choose esports skins candidates. With our new launch timing, we pick esports-resonant champions by considering play rates from the most recent major international tournament (i.e. Conqueror looked at Worlds play rates, and Championship will look at MSI play rates). We also consider how well the champion will fit the thematic of the skin line (sorry guys, probably no Championship Teemo anytime soon) and their recent or upcoming skins."
Riot ended up going with the term "Conqueror" as a nod to all the regions clashing against one another at MSI. There can only be one Conqueror.
MSI is set to kick off on April 19 at 8:00 PM BRT with the Play-In Draw Show. Eight teams will be randomly sorted into two groups of four. When these groups are made, the Play-In Stage will occur over three rounds. The first round between April 28-May 1, the second between May 3-4 and the third round takes place on May 6. Then from May 10-14, the Group Stage will occur followed by the Knockout Stage which is a best of five taking place on May 19-21.
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