Shaewolf (OCE)
: Ive only been playing for 5ish months my fav champ atm is probably Leona {{champion:89}}
Leona is a total badass, that's a great pick :D
: ... and the bit with the thing that explodes the other thing, and then they wake up and it was all a dream! I'm gonna watch that again tonight.
Oh man you know what I really love? JAR JAR BINKS.
: Shhhhhh!! Make it up! Mine is the Millennium Hawk. So good.
I really love the way that Darth Vader rides it like a...skate...board.
: My fanmade Blood Moon Pyke lol
I love the composition here - so intimidating and atmospheric! Very cool. :D
HeartVine (OCE)
: And once again: Ebon Hawk or Millennium Falcon
Haha, you've totally hit an entire group of non-Star Wars fans this time! D: I haven't even watched the full original trilogy. All our nerd credibility is gone. D:
Shaewolf (OCE)
: What do you mean "behind the scenes work" WHERE ARE YOU HIDING THE CHOCOLATE?! {{sticker:sg-shisa}} Why you do dis Achenar? why you leave Aussie land? {{sticker:sg-janna}}
THE CHOCOLATE IS MINE, YOU BACK OFF. >:C Totally personal family/life reasons, I'm afraid! It's a great opportunity to experience new things and travel and grow, so I'm both excited to go, but very sad to leave.
Shaewolf (OCE)
: To Weirdbeard, Achenar, Madplumerian and Smoothie. Do you play league and if you do who is your favourite champion? What is the best part of your job? Also how many rioters does it take to replace a light bulb?
Hey Shae, thanks for so many great questions. :D I've been playing League since beta, and have the King Rammus to prove it. Appropriately - Rammus is my favourite champion, with a close second being 'any champion with a Star Guardian Skin'. What's yours? :D The best part of my job - definitely any time I release something directly into the hands of the community. Every time I announce a contest, or when we open the doors to an event like Rift Rivals or OPL Finals - the sheer adrenaline of being able to create and share an experience with you guys is like nothing else I've ever done. It's terrifying (because what if we mess it up???) but so rewarding as well. And the job totally scales to however many Rioters are around at the time - because one person starts changing the bulb, another jumps in to help, another has a creative idea about how to do it better...someone starts memeing about it on Twitter... ;)
Averth (OCE)
: To Achenar, I've always loved the community programs you've been running, being able to not only compete but also get inspired by other people's work. Seeing as you will be moving to the USA (and I wish you all the best) does this mean we will be seeing less of these programs than we have recently?
Hey Averth! I love them too. Whenever I join a new fandom, fanart/fic/community is right where I head - I spent most of last night reading non-League fanfic. These contests have been a passion project for me as much as anything, but we really want to find ways to recognise and promote everyone's talent. YOU GUYS ARE SO COOL. We definitely don't want these programs to disappear just because I'm leaving. There are a few options that we're looking into at the moment to help them continue - nothing locked in yet, but I'm definitely hopeful that we'll still have a robust program next year!
: Just want to know when are the winners gonna receive their rewards? :)
Thanks for chasing this - I've just sent them through! <3
Gehirn (OCE)
: OCE Rioter Q&A - (Group 3 of 3)
If we knew how to fix a leaky roof, IT WOULDN'T BE LEAKING. why u do dis, gehirn? why???
Zookie (OCE)
: im actually in love with that idea its amazing! so glad you like my illaoi though! I feel like her personality would really fit the pentakill skin line
whoa hey look who's third place now that we've reshuffled those results
: why is xin holding a mic when he's already got a face mic?? {{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}}
I've noticed this in a few live performances recently - it is a thing that happens! I wonder if it's that the face mic is for communicating with backstage - and the hand mic is for the actual performance?
Achenar (OCE)
: ART/COMP - Results, Sponsored by Wacom
Hey guys, I want to give some context around the change of first place - partially because I'm incredibly disappointed at this situation and partially because I know you must be equally frustrated at the impact this has had on the contest. We fundamentally do not tolerate plagiarism. There are unfortunately many entries to each contest that are stolen images (or joke entries, otherwise rule-breaking, etc.). We check each of these as they come in and then check them again when they're shortlisted for the panel's consideration. For this contest for example a full 50% of entries were invalid before the judging process even started. In this case we performed the usual checks on all the shortlisted entries and nothing flagged for us, so we proceeded as usual. Unfortunately the piece we originally awarded first place was NOT an original piece created for this contest and our checks just didn't catch it. We're very grateful that the community did spot the issue, so that we can better recognise and reward the people who *did* create amazing pieces of original art. In this case we've rolled the placements upwards - second is now a well-deserved first, third is now second, and the two entries that were tied for fourth are now taking home third place. A big congratulations to our dedicated and talented artist community - and a big apologies for not catching this one in the first place. Achenar
: Not sure if that DJ zed is original. I've seen it in so many places before. Hell there was even a custom skin made 2 years ago with the same splash. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=dj+zed&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU810AU810&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjDrba8jYXfAhUbcCsKHd_PAfIQ_AUIDigB&biw=1536&bih=762#imgrc=Lpx-klEUJVwlRM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFlvboR0_PQ&ab_channel=ShizzleYTB though i maybe wrong and this guy was the original creator. Edit: Justice served
GRRRRR. Thanks for finding this - we ran all the usual plagiarism checks but it didn't come up at all. :\ I'm following this up now.
KDAs (OCE)
: Pentakill Illaoi ? Or even Dragonslayer ? tbh it looks like a 10/10 mix of both worlds XD
I am so down for a universe in which Pentakill perform at epic metal concerts and then on weekends hunt dragons. Gives me Brutal Legend vibes, a little. BEST IDEA.
Zookie (OCE)
: Congrats to the winners! so many spectacular entries {{sticker:sg-lux}} that DJ zed is so awesome!
Your Illaoi is so badass - I think the first time I saw it I did a very vocal 'ooooooh' in the middle of the office!
  Rioter Comments
: > [{quoted}](name=Achenar,realm=OCE,application-id=hIjvqaz6,discussion-id=cKJZ4NFz,comment-id=00340000,timestamp=2018-11-26T07:27:10.582+0000) > > Hey Lord Danish, thanks for sending this through. Unfortunately the reason that the platform wouldn&#x27;t accept a video is because this was intended to be strictly a fanart contest accepting image files only. Your piece is fantastic and I&#x27;d love to include it but it wouldn&#x27;t be fair to other entries that were strictly in image formats. > > If you can shoot me a link for a static image of your art, I&#x27;m happy to add it as a submission for the panel to consider. Hi Archenar, Look - happy to send you an image, but obviously my strengths lie in music moreso than drawing. The issue I have is that not only do the competition rules not explicitly state that video format wasn't allowed, they go so far as to say this: _"or any musical accompaniment** you do not have the right to use**: we don't want Gragas, Esq. writing us any cease and desist letters!"_ By extension, this implies one can submit musical accompaniment that they DO have the right to use, such as something they composed themselves. I would further argue then, if my interpretation of that comment is a reasonable one, that it isn't unfair to other entries as many could have interpreted that as allowing music which, of course, cannot be included in an image file. Can you please verify whether or not my entry explicitly contravenes the rules before I submit an image solely? I understand that it was "intended to be strictly a fanart contest accepting image files only" but nowhere does it state that. P.s: It took substantial effort to compose the music as well so it would be extremely disappointing for it to be excluded.
You're absolutely correct that the rules don't specify that video formats aren't allowed, and this is definitely an area in which we can be much more specific in future. However the description of the contest refers only to art and visuals, and the submission form specifically requested an image upload; additionally other players in the comments did ask about video formats and a specific response was provided: 'Animations are fine as long as they're an image format. So a GIF for example is fine - however not an animation submitted in a video/flash/etc. format. Hope this helps to clarify!' We have run multimedia, video and music contests in the past and in these cases the mediums allowed have been specifically highlighted in the description of the contest. I'm really sorry about this because I appreciate you put a ton of effort into your composition and the resulting piece is fantastic, but the musical component is not within the scope of this contest. I'll make sure that we're much more specific in our descriptions in future.
: Hi Riot: I was unable to submit my file as your upload provider wouldn't allow either video format or a file of that size (unsure as to which). I have submitted a word document providing the youtube URL and I hope that that will be acceptable. Please contact me if there is any other way I can get my submission to you. Submission here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx2I_t74n2w
Hey Lord Danish, thanks for sending this through. Unfortunately the reason that the platform wouldn't accept a video is because this was intended to be strictly a fanart contest accepting image files only. Your piece is fantastic and I'd love to include it but it wouldn't be fair to other entries that were strictly in image formats. If you can shoot me a link for a static image of your art, I'm happy to add it as a submission for the panel to consider.
: I'm so confused. I just drew a picture of K/DA Ahri, and while I'm aware whether someone wins or not will be partially based upon originality, does not choosing a different champion for Ahri's K/DA skin mean my entry's not eligible?
Hey Coccinelle, your entry is totally eligible! The 'originality' criteria is designed to encourage folk to be as creative as they like - whether it's a new skin design, an unusual medium for their submission, or using an existing skin in a way that's just a bit different. :) Think of it more as 'creativity of concept' rather than 'new skin design'.
JellyTea (OCE)
: Hiya! Just wondering if my entry went through alright; if there is anything i could change to apply to the rules? Thank you in advance ~
We've got your entry and you're all set, don't worry!
: I second this? I really can't tell if my (our) submission(s) has gone through or not, and it's worrying me a lot lol
Hey guys, if you see the confirmation page that says 'We've received your entry!' then you're all set. :) I've just doublechecked and we've definitely got both your entries.
nexiah (OCE)
: Are Skulls too much?
Skulls are fine! {{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}}
: If it's player voted yes, if not only the shortlist and winners I believe.
That's generally correct! When we announce the final results we'll also share a gallery of all the entries, however!
: So in the master rules, you have to be a resident of Australia or New Zealand or all those in oce. What if my main account is in oce but I dont live in those places? I didn't make an account in oce just to snag the chance to win or anything I just wanna participate but i dont live in Oceania, I live in Hong Kong.. And I didn't join the Taiwan server bc i have a mac.. so i used oce. Does that mean I can't participate? {{sticker:sg-soraka}}
Hey Zinc, you are welcome to submit a piece of art but prizing eligibility is only available to those who live in the Oceanic region per the master rules.
: is it allowed to be based on an existing musician? (or one of their personalities) like michael jackson in thriller or something like that
It can absolutely be a homage to an existing musician - as long as it's still recognisable as the core champion.
profeyn (OCE)
: If we draw the piece specifically for this contest but post it on social media after submitting, but before winners have been selected, will we be penalised? I'm quite excited about my piece and would like to share with friends/etc haha
Hey Profeyn, this should be fine as long as we can really clearly tell that it's YOUR social media. We do a plagiarism check on entries and if we spot them all over artstation/reddit/etc. and the watermarks don't match up, you'll likely get disqualified. Easiest way would be to call out in your social media that you created it specifically for this contest!
: Most likely just OCE.{{sticker:slayer-jinx-catface}} Since only OCE rioters are replying
That's correct - this is a contest for OCE players specifically! If you'd like to create something and share it anyway we'd love to see it but it wouldn't be eligible for the contest itself.
theminiom (OCE)
: What About Multiple Characters in a picture? I have an idea for a Band
Dªddy (OCE)
: Could i submit more than one piece of art work into a single entry? ie. if i had a collection of different splash arts that all work together? or does it have to be contained into one image thanks {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
So you can only submit one image, but it could be a composite of a few different pieces of art!
: Hmmm. I'm not sure on that one. If you took the photo yourself, and used other self taken photos and your own drawings for the composite, it may well be allowed given that photography is still art and it would still be your work. I'll pass this one onto Achenar though :)
Sorry for the late reply on this! So yes, a photo manip would be fine as long as they are your own photos or artworks. :) We don't want to restrict your creativity but do want to be sure that your submission is entirely your own work!
: You say champion, but the rules say character... Does that mean I can do a KDA Shopkeeper, KDA Minion, Pentakill Ruined King, or Popstar Yone?
There's some wiggleroom there (not intentionally, but it's there!). If you can make a compelling and recognisable KDA Shopkeeper - go for it. ;)
: Can animations be submitted as art??
Hey Psychotique, animations are fine as long as they're an image format. So a GIF for example is fine - however not an animation submitted in a video/flash/etc. format. Hope this helps to clarify!
daisyXDD (EUNE)
: Again: is this only for OCE players or can anyone participate? {{sticker:sg-lux-2}}
Hey Daisy, only OCE players are eligible for this contest! However if you'd like to use it as a prompt for creating something, we'd still love to see it - feel free to share it here!
LRIG Tama (EUNE)
: 2 quick questions: 1. If 1st place picks the RP, does the option of the tablet defer to 2nd place? By extension, can the person in 1st place just say to offer their prize to 2nd place, bumping 2nd's prize to 3rd, and 3rd's to 4th? 2. Can I submit a blank picture and say it's Popstar Teemo in stealth? Thanklez ❤ {{sticker:sg-ahri-2}}
Hey LRIG Tama (also yesssss wixoss)! 1) Yes, that's correct! If the first place winner chooses not to take the tablet, we'll offer it to 2nd, then on to 3rd, 4th, etc. until we find someone who'll enjoy that physical prize! 2) You can certainly try! We do like to see art displaying recognisable champions, though, and if it's stealth - how will we know whether you've drawn Teemo or Twitch or Evelynn??
GVG10Yuna (OCE)
: Just an Update, Its all fixed now I Just received the email. Thanks so much guys!
No worries, sorry this has been such a pain!
: Hi all, I emailed my local Events ahead to ask if it was one skin code per ticket or one skin code per order. They confirmed for me that it was ONE SKIN CODE PER TICKET. I wish I could show you a screenshot of their email to me but I can't see it as an option here. It's totally unfair if it's one code per purchase. We all wanted to go, would've purchased individually but what happens if you wanted to sit next to friends and then seats were sold between each individual ticket purchase amongst the group of friends?? I haven't even received my skin codes yet though because apparently I didn't tick the "Please send me promos and discounts" box. >_____________________> But I have forwards my proof of purchase through to the email listed in the comments.
Hey Valkyrie, thanks for flagging this with us. It looks like (with the exception of one or two rogue Event support folk) everyone is in agreement that there **should** have been one code per seat/ticket sent out. For some reason this isn't the case and the Event team are investigating at the moment. We'll follow up on your email ASAP! Thanks for your patience, this definitely hasn't been an ideal experience. :(
WheatD (OCE)
: Hi Achenar, this happened to me as well, I bought for 3 people, only got one code from Events, could you please help?
Hey WheatD! Once I get this solved it should be solved for everyone - not just any one individual. Sorry for the delay as I get this sorted!
GVG10Yuna (OCE)
: I only Bought one ticket and still have not received any code, very very sad
Hey Yuna! Did you buy your ticket online or at the counter?
NeoJoke (OCE)
: All fixed up now, Thank you Achenar, Seras Dragon and Mama Meep for your quick work I apologise for any inconveniences i have caused :D{{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
No need to apologise at all - this should never have been a problem in the first place! I'm actually still in the process of following this up - would you mind letting me know whether this was solved manually by the Event support team or whether you just received another email with your outstanding 3 codes?
  Rioter Comments
NeoJoke (OCE)
: Cosmic Ashe Skin Problem
This definitely shouldn't have been the case and we're following it up now - stay tuned. I'm sorry this has been such a painful experience!
Achenar (OCE)
: Hey Joey, thanks for flagging this and I'm sorry you had a poor experience. The skin codes will be emailed out over the next couple of days - it's a purely digital process and unfortunately there are some technical limitations that mean they can only be sent out AFTER the viewing party. Regarding the tech/quality issues - we're following this up at the moment. Our understanding is that George St's satellite was unexpectedly damaged in stormy weather on Friday night (we were actually there on Friday morning doing tests and it was fine :( ) and while the team tried to get it fixed it wasn't done in time. We're finding out what next steps will be at the moment, will let you know ASAP. :(
An update - Event will reach out to everyone who bought tickets online tomorrow to provide compensation. They agree that it wasn't an acceptable experience but unfortunately weren't able to solve it in time for the viewing to run successfully last night. :( Thanks for your patience on this, everyone.
Ice Age (OCE)
: Got no skin code here (EVENT Cinemas - Innaloo (57 Liege Street, Innaloo, WA, 6018)) :( :( :(
Hey Ice Age, confirming that the skin code will be emailed out by Event in the next few days. Technical limitations mean they can only be sent out after the viewing party. Sorry for the confusion here!
Midníght (OCE)
: Bad viewing experience and false advertisement..
Hey Joey, thanks for flagging this and I'm sorry you had a poor experience. The skin codes will be emailed out over the next couple of days - it's a purely digital process and unfortunately there are some technical limitations that mean they can only be sent out AFTER the viewing party. Regarding the tech/quality issues - we're following this up at the moment. Our understanding is that George St's satellite was unexpectedly damaged in stormy weather on Friday night (we were actually there on Friday morning doing tests and it was fine :( ) and while the team tried to get it fixed it wasn't done in time. We're finding out what next steps will be at the moment, will let you know ASAP. :(
IZONE (OCE)
: How do we redeem Cosmic Ashe skin from viewing party?
Hey guys! Thanks for checking in on this. The skin codes should be emailed out by Event in the next couple of days - it's a digital process rather than a physical skin card! There are some technical limitations that mean the codes can only be sent out AFTER the viewing - apologies for the confusion, we need to be better about setting expectations here.
: Going to the Events Cinemas NZ site, then finding the Worlds 2018 Finals Viewing Party page, it says that the Cosmic Ashe Skin isn't included in the swag bag (as compared to the Events Cinemas AUS site) So, I'm to assume that NZ doesn't get the skin code.
Hey Crux, thanks for flagging this! This was just a mistake in the text on the website - players attending the NZ screenings absolutely will be receiving the Cosmic Queen Ashe skin code! The text on the Event NZ site should be updated soon.
Magery (OCE)
: \*blinks* I placed? Huzzah! That's a nice present to wake up to. Thanks to everyone who voted for me! And I was even right in my guesses about which stories would take first and second! Today has been a good day. (While I remember: hey, Achenar, now that the competition is over, is there any way—assuming it exists—to find out the Riot shortlisting panel's feedback on our stories? I'd like to know what they thought and what I could have done better).
Congrats! :D I've popped you an email with some info about your prize and some feedback. :)
BEE JESUS (OCE)
: The hive says thank you for 2nd :)
If...if I speak to one bee does the whole hive hear? Hope you enjoyed the contest!
aiisu (OCE)
: WOWOWOW I'M FLOORED {{sticker:sg-zephyr}} I was definitely not expecting such an amazing response T^T Thank you so much for voting for me and a huge thanks to the Rioters who organised this competition. It was super fun and I had an absolute blast writing for it!
Congrats on your win! :D Because we submitted your entry remotely due to the tech hiccups I don't have your email address - so I've just added you on League! Ping me a message on the client and we'll arrange your prize.
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