League of Legends’ Dawnbringer Karma skin fundraiser earns $6 million for charity

Back in December, League of Legends developer Riot announced it would donate all proceeds from the MOBA game’s 1000th skin to the Riot Games Social Impact Fund, which supports “a variety of global organisations aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing issues”. Now, the studio’s unveiled the figure raised through the initiative – and it’s a staggering $6 million.

The 1000th skin was for one of the best League of Legends Champions and released with 2019’s final update, LoL patch 9.24: Dawnbringer Karma. An addition to the Chaos and Order line of alternate universe skins, The Enlightened One’s Dawnbringer look also added chromas, a border set, heart bundle, and ‘all love’ emote. It was on sale in the game’s shop from December 12, 2019 to January 13, 2020, during which time sales racked up the eye watering amount raised. Phwoar.

Now, players will get the chance to vote for the nonprofits causes that will benefit from the fund. Between April 10 and 23, LoL players can log into the game client and cast their vote for one of three local nonprofits based in their region – and at the end of the period, the highest-voted will “receive 50% of their regional charity pool, and the other nonprofits will each get 25% of the regional charity pool”.

“The Riot Games Social Impact Fund has guaranteed a minimum grant of $10,000 USD for each nonprofit organisation,” the studio adds. “Through conducting player surveys and with the help of local Riot offices and GlobalGiving, the Riot Games Social Impact Fund has selected 46 nonprofit partners that it believes are effective, impactful, and working on meaningful issues in their local communities.”

If you want to cast your vote, be sure to log into the League client during the voting window. In the meantime, you can also take a look at the LoL patch 10.8 notes and our LoL tier list ahead of the next big update’s arrival next week.