Conqueror Varus & Ward Skin Sales have increased the MSI 2018 Prize Pool by 720k USD so far

Conqueror Varus Skin Sales
Photograph at the courtesy of Riot Games

In a article published yesterday, The Shotcaller reported that the MSI 2018 Prize Pool had been increased by 1.4 million USD based on the sales of Conqueror Varus and the Conqueror Ward Skin.

After being contacted by Riot representatives, this number is false. The German League of Legends twitter account accidentally published incorrect information, which was what our news report was based on.

The graphic originally published by Riot Germany, which contained incorrect information.

According to Riot, the actual amount of money in the MSI 2018 prize pool comes down to 970,880 USD so far.

720,880 USD came off the sales of Conqueror Varus and the Conqueror Ward Skin.

The actual MSI 2018 Fan Contribution so far – Picture courtesy of Riot Games

According to Riot, there was miscommunication between the English-speaking and the German-speaking Riot representatives that caused this mix-up.

Darius Matuschak
Darius is an esports journalist trying to nurture esports culture whenever possible. He got into esports while finishing his Bachelor in Journalism, and has been a regular EU LCS attendee since January 2017.