There will not be special skins for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Posted on at 8:30 AM by Moobeat

Vancouver Amumu, one of the eight limited skins released during last Olympic Games, the 2010 Winter Games Celebration.
 Leoliolop, the Spanish community coordinator, has confirmed there WILL NOT be special Olympic themed skins to celebrate the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The original post is on the EU-W forums and is in Spanish, but here is the surprisingly accurate Google translation:
" As you know, our tendency is to not link actual events in League of Legends. In step we performed similar actions (actual events -> aspects), for example Winter Olympic Games or World Cup. League of Legends But now an international game - played in all the world - and this forces us to think of a more international in introducing real events in the game. Summer Olympic Games, as well as other sporting events will not be present in League of Legends and that is why we will not have issues based on the summer Olympics"
Leoliolop expanded on the above by adding:
"Indeed the Summer Olympic Games are an international event but is a real event. If you followed us during this past year, you may have noticed that all of our themed events that have taken aspects were fictitious, Lunar Delight or Snowdown Showdown . The theme of the aspects related to sporting events like the Olympics is something that Spanish community seems to be very committed. If you help me make a list of events that you consider appropriate to include them to fit within a fictional framework adapted to League of Legends and can offer a framework to create creative aspects that are interesting, lively, original and in a context that solid to the world of League of Legends, I'll be the first to introduce the idea to our producers to be true. In fact, this issue of thematic and general aspects interest me much. If you have further questions or concerns about issues or ideas we are publishing aspects you consider interesting, I'll be in this conversation at your disposal to answer your questions and contribute my knowledge, which is not much, in this area"
So there you have it and I'm sure a number of you, specially those who have been very vocal in the comments section and on twitter, will be bummed out about this announcement.


21 comments

  1. This makes me incredibly mad at Riot...

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  2. Why..... everyone wants them so why not make them? Comon Riot.

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  3. I dont understand... everybody want olimpic skins = it makes more money for them!

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    1. MantigerturtlebearbirdJuly 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM

      If you'd bother to actually read the post it clearly explains why they won't issue any skins.

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    2. Whoever wrote that has very poor English, and I'm still confused.

      I believe they were trying to say they don't want to base skins off of reality. But what all of the other skins they release? Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Valentine's Day, World Cup & Olympic Winter Games - Are any of these different? Where is the logic in this?

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    3. I posted above and I just read that it was put straight into google translate. While it's not horrible, it still makes no sense to me.

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    4. MantigerturtlebearbirdJuly 27, 2012 at 6:35 PM

      I guess things simply changed since LoL grew this big and global, and they can't issue those kind of skins anymore for whatever reason. Could be legal issues for all I know.

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  4. Lets hope the Diana patch has some mean looking skins to make up for the Olympic absence

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  5. Olympic Games still exists..? Couldn't care less, Riot, couldn't care less.

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  6. Makes sense, you can't pay favoritisim to one country.

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    1. What? The Olympics is a world wide event.

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  7. Sure they can have skins for these events, the champions just have to be on Team Riot.

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  8. Who cares if they're not a fictitious event? Neither is Christmas or Valentines Day, but they get skins. Oh well, Riot's loss really. Would've been good marketing.

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  9. Pleaseee only Trundle with torch! xD

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    1. I WOULD PEE MYSELF WITH HAPPINESS. At least Trundle is due to get some love soon, I'm so excited.

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  10. i can personally say you would have made money from me with javelin nidalee, or even fencing fiora... and the answer would be simple make them either team riot or just london 2012 themed. youve clearly used real events in the past and im hoping yu use christmas again. i didnt see any complaints from people because there was no menorah themed champs.

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  11. another solution would be to invent the demacian,noxian, and ionian olympic teams!! it would be unreal you could call it the piltover games or something like that. create your own olympics in the game.

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  12. Why not use the exact translations that were given in your reddit post? :p

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  13. Usain bolt Singed !!!!

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