Quarter of Championship Ashe sales to go to charities

by theScore Staff Sep 18
Thumbnail image courtesy of Riot Games

Twenty-five percent of proceeds from Ashe's new championship skin will go towards charity, in addition to the 25 percent that will go towards the prize pool for Worlds 2017, according to a blog post from Riot Games.

BasicNeeds, Learning Equality and The Raspberry Pi Foundation will all receive a portion of the proceeds, but the exact distribution will be decided via an online vote in which players with higher honor levels will get heavier weighting.

"Each one supports causes that players we asked care about: mental health care, access to education, and access to technology," Riot wrote. "We also partnered up with these charities to develop specific projects and goals we can fund, track, and achieve together."

BasicNeeds is a mental health and epilepsy advocacy group that operates in 13 countries including the US, China, Sri Lanka and Kenya. Learning Equality offers digital learning to communities without internet access in 175 countries using an open-source platform called Kolibri and an offline version of Khan Academy called KA Lite. The Raspberry Pi Foundation provides low-cost computers to needy communities around the world and also runs educational programs such as their CoderDojo initiative.

The Championship Ashe skin is currently available in the League of Legends client.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.