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Getty Images is now the official photo image and distribution partner for League of Legends esports events globally.
The announcement was made today by Riot Games, stating the begging of the partnership will be this year’s Worlds Championship. Worlds is scheduled to take place in China this fall according to Riot’s announcement. On July 9, China canceled all international sports events for the remainder of the year due to COVID-19.
Getty Images will be in charge of the editorial photo and licensing requests for League of Legends events until at least 2024. The company “will be working closely with Riot Games to capture the spirit of League of Legends global esports including the competition, behind-the-scenes moments, and passionate fandom fueling the sport.”
They will also be responsible for making “thousands of images from the past decade of League of Legends global esports tournaments available for license in its League of Legends Global Esports Collection.
Getty Images partners with many popular sports leagues and organizations around the world. They have partnered with over 80 sports organizations, leagues, and clubs such as FIFA, UEFA, NASCAR, NBA, FC Bayern Munich, Ultimate Fighting Championship, and many more.