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Riot Games is a well-known American video game developer and publisher known for its famous multiplayer online battle arena(MOBA) game called League of Legends. The company was founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill in 2006 with their headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

After its release in 2009, the League of Legends rose quickly to become one of the most-played and most-streamed video games in the world. The thrilling game features a team of players known as summoners who possess unique abilities engaging in a fierce battle virtually. Other gaming titles by Riot Games include Teamfight Tactics, VALORANT, Legends of Runeterra, and more! Each with a strong player and fan base.

Popularly known for promoting creativity and celebrating talents, Riots Games introduces The VFX Contest for artists to showcase their talents, creativity, and technical skills in visual effects and this time, in addition to the League of Legends style, it will also feature VALORANT’s art style and the unique style being developed for Project L, an upcoming fighting game. You also stand the chance to win amazing prizes at the nexus of the games and VFX. 

To participate, create a stylized cast, projectile, and area of effect projection using whatever gameplay effect you desire, similar to League of Legends, Valorant, or the unreleased Project L. All entries will be judged by their Story, Entertainment, and Style Match (Hue range, Value, Timing, and Shape language).

The contest began on the 1st of August 2023 and there will be no more acceptance of work done by 11:59 PM Pacific Time(PT) on the 30th of September, 2023. Interested participants must be 18yrs or older and have a Riot Games account to participate in the contest, one entry per person and one person by entry, team entries are not allowed. You can also join the Riot Games Creative Contest discord server for direct access to information.

The winner will go home with the following items

  • Work highlighted on Riot Games channels
  • Wacom® Cintiq® Pro 27 Interactive Pen Display
  • Autodesk® Maya® one-year subscription
  • Choice of 70k Riot or Valorant Points
  • Commemorative signed Riot Games Art Contest Poster by the VFX team.

Whoever comes second will win the following

  • Work highlighted on Riot Games channels
  • Wacom® Cintiq® 22
  • Autodesk® Maya® one-year subscription
  • Choice of 60k Riot or Valorant Points
  • Commemorative signed Riot Games Art Contest Poster by the VFX team

And the third place will win the following items 

  • Work highlighted on Riot Games channels    
  • Wacom® Cintiq® 16
  • Autodesk® Maya® one-year subscription
  • Choice of 50k Riot or Valorant Points
  • Commemorative signed Riot Games Art Contest Poster by the VFX team

The physical items or equivalent cash prizes will be given based on the winner’s country’s prize laws. For more information concerning the contest, click here.


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