With Worlds 2022 just around the corner, LoL Esports and Riot Games just had a debut for the new Summoner's Cup design, and the fans are not happy.
Riot Games has spoken. The old Summoner's Cup is apparently in need of a redesign. Riot announced on August 17 that they were cooperating with none other than Tiffany & Co. in making the new Summoner's Cup for this year's League of Legends World Championship. Many people were excited about the new partnership, as Tiffany and Co. are known for creating trophies for some of the most significant sports events like the Super Bowl. But now that people have seen the final result, fans are showing their disappointment in the comments of the trophy's debut video.
How Did the Old Summoner's Cup Look?
The past trophy was designed by Thomas Lyte, a company specializing in sporting trophies, leather accessories, and gold and silverware. It is primarily made of brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, with silver and gold plating. Constructing the trophy took over 300 hours.
How Does the New Summoner's Cup Look?
The new Summoner's Cup was revealed on August 29. It is also made of brass, but with the addition of sterling silver, fine silver, stainless steel, and wood. In total, it took 277 hours to make the new trophy. For this one, they have clearly gone for a more modern look by making it more minimalistic.
Another feature of the new trophy is its five handles, each representing one of the roles in League of Legends.
The Global Head of League of Legends Esports for Riot Games, Naz Aletaha, said this about the new Summoner's Cup: "The Summoner’s Cup is a symbol of greatness in esports and the crowning achievement in League of Legends."
What Are the Fans' Reactions?
Even though some seem to be pleased with the new design, most fans are uttering their disappointment of the new trophy in the comments of the debut video. Some people long for the old design, whereas others complain that the minimalistic style is taking over and ruining trophies' design.
So, what do you think about the new Summoner's Cup? Do you like the new minimalistic style, or are you also one of those that wish Riot would bring back the old trophy?
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