Riot Games donates proceeds from Sales of Battle Pass


Riot Games Is Donating Battle Pass Sales to Humanitarian Relief in Ukraine

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Riot Games announced that it would be donating to support Ukraine during this time of crisis.
It said that it would be donating all the proceeds from the sales of battle pass from its game titles and also from the sales of the new Bee skin line in League of Legends.
Riot is also donating $1 Million USD to three humanitarian nonprofits in addition to the player-supported fundraiser.

Russia's attack began with Russian President Vladimir Putin announcing he would carry out "a special military operation" in Ukraine. Russia has launched a devastating attack and its forces are shelling and bombing city centers, forcing people to flee the country and take refuge in bomb shelters. Many esports organizations and teams have rallied together to support Ukraine at this time of crisis.

Now, Riot Games made an announcement that it would be donating the proceeds from the sales of battle passes across its different game titles to humanitarian relief in Eastern Europe. Additionally, Riot would also be donating $1 Million USD across three humanitarian nonprofits over and above the player-supported fundraiser.

Supporting humanitarian relief efforts in the affected region

Riot Games wrote in a release, “The war in Ukraine has caused an expanding humanitarian crisis. Since it began, we’ve heard from players around the world that they want to help—and so do we.

It further elaborated that all the proceeds from the sales of battle passes for Valorant, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics, and Wild Rift would be donated for the cause. Riot also added that the sales of the new Bee skin line in League of Legends for champions Orianna, Ziggs, Heimerdinger, and Nunu & Willump would also account for the fundraiser.

Battle pass rates in each of these games:

  • Legends of Runeterra - 975 coins

  • Wild Rift - 590 Wild Cores

  • Teamfight Tactics - 1295 RP

  • Valorant - 1,000 VP

Cost of Bee line skins in League of Legends:

Bee line skin for Orianna

Bee line skin for Orianna

  • Orbeeanna - 1350 RP

  • BZZZiggs - 1350 RP

  • Nunu & Beelump - 1350 RP

  • Heimerstinger - 1350 RP

The statement from Riot also stated that the proceeds from the sales made between 5th March and 12th March would be donated for the relief measures.

Donating to Nonprofits

Riot Games stated that it was also donating $1 Million USD across three humanitarian nonprofits and they are as follows:

  • International Medical Corps

  • Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders

  • Polish Red Cross

International Medical Corps provides training and delivers emergency health care and related services to those affected by conflict, natural disaster, and disease and Riot Games has “forward funded” its disaster relief each year with International Medical Corps since 2015. Likewise, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organization that provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Also, the Red Cross Societies in surrounding countries of Ukraine, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), are assisting people in Ukraine with shelter, basic aid items and health services.

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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant