Christian V. September 9, 2020
Worlds icons and emotes have just hit the Public Beta Environment (PBE) together with patch 10.19's balance changes.
The 2020 World Championship is right around the corner, which means that the yearly Worlds icons and emotes will soon be available for purchase. Once again, it will be possible to rock your favorite team icon while flashing your favorite team's in-game emote.
2020 World Championship icons
It’s tradition that Riot releases a Worlds icon for every participating team so fans can rock their favorite team icon. This years’ icons will have a purple theme that fits the year's overall Worlds theme.
The PBE currently holds all icons, including those for some teams that won’t be participating in the tournament. The icons were probably made before every team had qualified, so note that some icons won’t hit the live servers. All 22 qualified teams can be found here.
Two icons for the VCS (Vietnam) teams have also been added to the icon pool, even though the two teams won’t be able to participate in the tournament due to travel restrictions.
2020 World Championship emotes
Worlds emotes will also be available for purchase during the tournament. Just like the icons, every participating team will have its own emote. The emotes can be used in-game to show which team you support the most.
Emotes are still a relatively new feature that has become very popular with players. Pro players tend to use them in professional games as well, mostly to taunt the opponent after making a good play or when closing out a game. Expect to see every Worlds team rocking its own emote at the 2020 World Championship.
The icons and emotes are expected to hit the live servers with patch 10.19.