A heated debate has erupted within the League of Legends community following alterations to the splash art of Renata Glasc’s Prestige La Ilusión skin, with accusations of Riot Games being criticized for what some label as “fatphobic” changes.
League of Legends boasts a vast roster of different kind of skins, each with its distinct identity and set of abilities that sets them apart. Despite this diversity, there has been an ongoing push from the community for more representation of various body types on the Rift.
Prestige La Ilusión Renata Glasc changes
The recent controversy centers around modifications made to Renata Glasc’s skin splash art from the new La Ilusión skin line before its release. The adjustments involve flattening her stomach and widening her hips, prompting players to accuse Riot of altering her proportions in a manner that aligns with the ongoing discourse on “fatphobic” character designs.
Given the extensive champion pool in League of Legends, it takes time for each champion to receive their fair share of skins.
Riot, in its effort to cater to diverse player preferences, manages a massive skins team that often collaborates with external studios for splash art creation. As a result, final versions of art are occasionally subject to edits before release.
The revised version of Renata Glasc’s Prestige La Ilusión skin art has stirred strong reactions among fans. Expressing sadness, some players are dismayed by the changes that involve flattening her stomach, widening her hips, and slimming down her legs.
While the alterations may seem subtle at first glance, keen observers note significant shifts in the color palette alongside the adjustments to her figure. This has led many to assert that the final version of the splash art is perceived as inferior to the original, sparking a considerable amount of disappointment within the community.