Competitive play is one of the crucial parts of League of Legends. While you can put the Esports scene under this category too, I will only focus on ranked game mode for this article. Players can choose to either rank up on the ladder alone, with a friend, or 3 – 4 other friends.
You accumulate points based on every match won, and lose points based on every match lost. Depending on a player’s win rate, the game places them in a ranked position on the competitive ladder. In ascending order, we have Iron – Bronze – Silver – Gold – Platinum – Diamond – Master – Grandmaster – Challenger.
The League of Legends Victorious skin line covers a collection of free skins given to players as rewards for each ranking season. However, players have to reach at least Gold to qualify for a League of Legends Victorious Skin Reward. Even though these skins come with other rewards, they are the main part of the celebrations.
League of Legends Victorious Skin Lore?
Every Victorious Skin has a mild description of its outfit and the season the game developers released it. This fact makes it hard to see any lore involved.
However, if we are to examine the theme and general vibes imbued in the skins, we can come up with a rough lore-like description.
First, let us assume that each ranking season depicts players going to war for dominance. Then the game creators bestow the “Victorious” skins on the victors only, that is players who won enough battles to rise to at least Gold status.
However, players receive extra chromas based on how far they climb above Gold.
League of Legends Victorious Skin Line
Victorious Jarvan IV
Riot Games awarded Victorious Jarvan IV to players who reached Gold or higher in the 2011 season. As the first Victorious skin ever released, Jarvan shines in silver armour with a flashy gold trim.
Riot Games awarded Victorious Janna to players who reached Gold or higher in the 2012 season. Armed with a crystalline staff and the best Demacian armour, Victorious Janna unleashes epic gales to blow her enemies away.
Riot awarded Victorious Elise to players who reached Gold or higher in the 2013 season. Spin a wicked web for your enemies in gold-trimmed armour and deep purple robes, and chuckle as they struggle.
Riot Games awarded Victorious Morgana to players who reached Gold or higher in the 2014 season. A queen of shadows, Victorious Morgana glides through Summoner’s Rift in deep blue armour, with a flashy recall.
Victorious Sivir was awarded to players who reached Gold or higher in the 2015 season. As the ultimate battle mistress, Sivir wears a winged crown of victory and wields a golden weapon.
Riot Games awarded Victorious Maokai to players who reached Gold or higher in the 2016 season. Maokai lays down his roots fashionably with vines of golden leaves, and a rich blue and gold robe.
Victorious Graves was awarded to players who reached Gold or higher in the 2017 season. The most wanted outlaw in Bilgewater boasts of his years of skillful heists, by wearing the finest regalia money can buy.
Riot Games awarded Victorious Orianna to players who reached Gold or higher in Ranked Queues for Season 8. Her body has been reforged by Piltover’s finest artificers, and enhanced with experimental hextech.
Victorious Aatrox was awarded to players who reached Gold or higher in the 2019 season. With arm and sword sculpted from crystal quartz, he stands as a monument to all who wish to achieve greatness.
Victorious Lucian was awarded to players who reached Gold or higher in the 2020 season. By the time Lucian was finished firing, the relic stones were fused into solid crystal by the heat of his righteousness, and the last dredge of mist was evaporating into the morning light.
Riot awarded Victorious Blitzcrank to players who reached Gold or higher in the 2021 season.
League of Legends Victorious Skin – Wrapping Up
The skin stories have repetitive sections because they lack any sort of official lore. Anyways, that does not override the fact that these are awesome skins. Which ones are your favourite? Mine is Victorious Graves and Maokai.
You can also check out the Shan Hai Scrolls skin line.
Riot Games Skin Story on skin release.