Riot hosted their MSI 2021 Esports Media Preview Event today, and reporter Travis Gafford was kind enough to share it with the rest of us. Although the focus of the presentation was about League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Valorant, we did get one big piece of news for Legends of Runeterra: Pride cosmetics are coming next month!
Starting May 17 and lasting throughout the month of June, join riot and the LGBT community in celebrating Pride month. Inclusive games mean a better experience for everyone. And while we can't march in person this year, we can certainly celebrate in-game. All of our games including League and Valorant will have pride content such as emotes, player cards, and more. A live blogpost with more information can be found riotgames.com on May 17th.
As you can see, LoR is slated to receive an animated emote and a rainbow-colored guardian. It is implied that we will also share a series of Poro-themed player icons with Wild Rift. Unfortunately, it appears like that adorable Leona + Diana emote may be limited to LoL and TFT. It's also unclear if any of these cosmetics will be free; Runeterra veterans may recall that both the Rainbow Poro guardian and emote were given away for free last June to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia ("IDAHOTB").
You can watch the full preview event in the embedded video below.
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