Riot Games secure Getty Images as official imaging partner

Riot Games secure Getty Images as official imaging partner

Riot Games secure Getty Images as official imaging partner

A partnership between Riot Games and Getty Images has been announced, which will see the photo image and distribution company become an official partner of Riot Games global League of Legends eSports initiatives, this will include all League of Legends eSports events. The partnership between the two companies if agreed to last until 2024.

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Sections of the deal have been disclosed but one major part of the deal is that Getty Images will take and manage “editorial photo and licensing requests” for the following tournaments, the League of Legends World Championship, Mid-Season Invitational, and All-Star Event. The partnership is set to start with the 2020 World Championship, the tournament is set to commence in autumn.

Global Vice President of Sports Business Development for Getty Images, Carmin Romanelli, spoke on the partnership: “We are proud to partner with League of Legends Esports in an effort to bring their quality content to an even wider global audience. As the esports landscape experiences rapid growth Getty Images is uniquely positioned to partner with video game publishers and esports leagues to leverage our expertise in the creation, distribution, and management of industry-leading visual content for media, governing bodies, and the vital ecosystem of commercial partners and licensees that support them.”

Head of Global Esports Partnerships for Riot Games, Naz Aletaha, also spoke on the partnership: “We are entering the second decade of League of Legends Esports and partnerships with other industry leaders help to further the growth and amplification of our sport and the biggest events in our season.” “Getty Images has been the premier source of sports photography for more than 25 years, and we are thrilled to have League of Legends Esports images discoverable in their library alongside the best in sports, music, and entertainment.”

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