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Last year's Championship Zed skin contributed to the 100+% increase of the 2016 League of Legends World Championship prize pool. The global sales of the championship skin funded the growth of the former 1,000,000 USD prize, and now Riot are bringing the crowdfunding mechanic back for the 2017 season. Championship Ashe is now on sale in the in-client shop with 25% of the sales going to the prize pool just like last year.
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The key difference this year is that Riot Games will match 25% of the total sales and contribute them to three separate charities. The allocation of the funds split across the three funds will be determined by player votes. Here's the following charities that you could help by spending RP on the new Ashe skin.
BasicNeeds builds sustainable programs that support people with mental illness and epilepsy in low- and middle-income countries. BasicNeeds trains and engages local governments and nonprofits to build working models of prolonged mental health advocacy and support. They aim to expand programs into three additional countries with the goal of aiding 250,000 more people over three years.
Learning Equality enables access to high-quality education in communities without Internet access, breaking the cycle of poverty around the world. They’ll further develop and launch their offline learning platform Kolibri to provide rich digital experiences for under-served students in over 175 countries.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation crafts low-cost computers for people all around the world use to learn and have fun with computing. All sales fund their technology education programs like CoderDojo. They plan to host 5,000 more coding dojos in communities across South America, India, China, and East Africa.
Ashe is the first starter champion to receive a championship skin, this means that there's a huge chance that most of the Summoners playing League of Legends already has Ashe in their collection. Purchasing the championship skin allows you to contribute to the Worlds 2017 prize pool and help up to three charities on top of receiving the slick new Ashe skin. Head on over to the client to get your own Championship Ashe skin, and contribute to both the Worlds prize pool and three separate charities!