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Riot Games UK has launched a Spirit Blossom manga competition, where fans are encouraged to submit a one page manga creation inspired by Kin of the Stained Blade cinematic video below. This is Riot's dist cross-title event; Spirit Blossom 2020.
Ten winners will be chosen, and the competition runs from August 3rd to August 17th (11:59BST). with winners announced on August 24th.
Winners will be receiving a selection of Spirit Blossom 2020 in-game prizes in League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, Spirit Blossom merchandise - a limited edition Spirit Blossom ramen bowl kit, haori and pins, as well as having their artwork featured on @UK_LoL.
First prize also includes a unique opportunity to speak to one of Riot Games' Lead Concept Artist, Gem Lim, who led the concept art on the Spirit Blossom skins, one-on-one.
For more information, follow the official League of Legends account on twitter, @UK_LoL
From the Press Release:
About Spirit Blossom: The Spirit Blossom event Launched in July 2020 covering the whole world of Runeterra including League of Legends (LoL), Legends of Runeterra (LoR) and Teamfight Tactics (TFT). The Spirit Blossom Festival is an ancient and celebrated time in Ionia, a time when the door to the spirit world opens, the dead return to their loved ones, while spirits turn their eyes towards the living.
About Gem Lim: Gem Lim is a Lead Concept Artist at Riot Games. She joined Riot Games in 2012, working for the Champions team on concept art for new and updated champions. She is responsible for the concepts of champions like Senna, Sett, and Qiyana. On Spirit Blossom, Gem led the team of concept artists to develop the 2D illustrations of Spirit Bonds, the narrative experience introduced during the Spirit Blossom event. Her specific contributions to the event include Spirit Blossom Ahri's Fox Form.