Riot Games and Twitch have announced a new long-term sponsorship deal that will make Prime Gaming a global sponsor across all of Riot’s esports titles. Included in the new partnership is an entirely revamped Twitch Prime giveaway system that gives League of Legends players much more than ever before. Whereas the previous Prime capsules periodically just gave players a free skin shard, the new Prime Gaming Capsules comes with a wide variety of freebies that far surpass the value of those previous.
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What is included in the new Prime Gaming Capsule?
As announced earlier this afternoon, the new Prime Gaming Capsules will be given out monthly and contain the following free items:
- 650 RP
- 1x 1350 RP Skin Permanent (Unowned)
- 200 Orange Essence
- 5x Champion Shards
- 2x Series 1 Eternal Shards
- 30-Day XP Boost
While the announcement on the official League of Legends Twitter page mentions that these capsules will be given out at least seven times, the official Prime Gaming League of Legends page shows drops scheduled all the way through December 2022. The official announcement also mentioned that Prime Gaming would periodically award players bonus esports-related giveaways.
“Prime Gaming will also be a global sponsor across Riot’s Esports titles, including League of Legends Esports, VALORANT Esports and Wild Rift Esports, providing free content during various events,” the announcement said. “Available today, League of Legends World Championship viewers can collect a custom esports emote, with more exclusive esports emotes available during 2022 League of Legends esports global events.”
Included in the League of Legends giveaway release schedule, alongside the Prime Gaming Capsules, are two “Bonus Content” drops marked for May 2022 and October 2022. Given the above announcement, it is likely that these drops will be related to the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational and the 2022 League of Legends World Championship.
Total value of the new capsules
The first Prime Gaming Capsule and the Worlds 2021 Happiness Overload Emote both became available to claim today. According to the drop schedule on the Prime Gaming website, these drops will continue on a monthly basis through December 2022. That would mean, at least, 15 Prime Gaming Capsules and three bonus emotes, totaling the following free rewards:
- 9,750 RP
- 15x 1350 RP Skin Permanent (Unowned)
- 3,000 Orange Essence
- 75x Champion Shards
- 30x Series 1 Eternal Shards
- 450 days of XP Boost
- 3x Esports Emotes
It goes without saying that this is a gargantuan increase in overall value, in comparison to the four monthly non-permanent skin shards that were given to League of Legends players in the past.