With the League of Legends North American LCS for Season 4 currently underway, Riot Games took the time to reveal what rewards its community can look forward to later this year. The "End of Season" rewards, prizes given out based on ranked ladder placement, will mirror those of years prior. Summoner Icons, Banner Trims as well as the Victorious skin for a pre-selected champion will all be available for those who climb into the top ranks of League of Legends.
First and foremost, Riot wanted to clarify that the all new Master Tier and Challenger changes will be well in place by the time the season is planned to end this November. Master Tier will simply be another level on top of Diamond 1, while Challenger will become the top 200 players of the Master tier -- updated on a 24-hour clock and without immunity. Challenger teams will acquire unique Summoner Icons based on their positioning (top 10, 50 or 200 in solo queue, or top 3, 15 and 50 in team queue) as well as the standard rewards for Gold+ rankings.
What might those more standard tier rewards be? Let's dive right in:
Bronze or Above (everbody who is placed in ranked queues, hooray)
- Summoner Icon styled after one's league placement
Silver or Above
- Banner Trim styled after one's league placement
- Loading Screen Border styled after one's league placement
Gold or Above
- Season Icon appears in Game Invite and Friend Request notifications
- Victorious Champion skin
As in previous years, Riot didn't outright name the Victorious skin that would be given to all Gold or higher players. They might as well have, however, as a teaser splash-art all but gives it entirely away -- again, much like previous years. Introducing Victorious Morgana. Note that everyone who gets Gold or higher who will also unlock Morgana if they don't already have her.
Season 4 of League of Legends will officially end in November, with a specific date to be unveiled in October. Group stages for the 2014 World Championship in League of Legends will begin September 18 and the finals will conclude October 19. Two and a half to three months left to get that rank, everybody. In the mean time, why not take advantage of the upcoming Sugar Rush event? Good luck!