UPDATE: Riot has officially revealed all four of the new skins and while they are certainly designed after popstars, the group now has a new look and its own name: K/DA. The skins, which are for Kai’Sa, Akali, Ahri and Evelynn just as previously leaked, feature a darker more modern K-Pop style than the one last seen on Popstar Ahri.
The first official glimpse of these skins in-game can be seen in a tweet from the League of Legends Twitter account.
PBE Preview: K/DA Kai’Sa, Ahri, Akali, and Evelynn pic.twitter.com/TiSaayB00r— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) October 9, 2018
It would also appear that certain elements of the prestige edition Kai’Sa skin have changed as well, along with it being renamed to K/DA Kai’Sa.
Kai’Sa - 1350 RP
Prestige Kai’Sa - 2500 Worlds Tokens
Ahri - 1350 RP
Evelynn - 1350 RP
Akali - 1350 RP
The original article can still be seen below.
In a flurry of announcements, Riot has revealed a new skin: Popstar Kai’Sa. That’s right, the very popular Popstar Ahri skin is getting a companion.
The skin will likely be in the regular shop for an unannounced amount of RP, but there is something more special that you can get to celebrate Worlds.
There is a Prestige Edition of the Popstar skin, which you can buy for a whopping 2,500 Worlds Tokens. The Prestige Edition is a special skin and unlocking it gives you a loading screen border, different splash art and new visual effects. That being said, only the hard working collectors will have this version of the skin. It should be noted that this is a whole new skin, it’s not a chroma for Popstar Kai’Sa.
This is Kai’Sa’s first skin since her release in March 2018. Her on-release skin was Bullet Angel, but now she’s welcomed into the Popstar family.
The splash art for Kai’Sa’s skin leaked from a Korean website, but there are a couple more splash art in that batch that looks like Akali, Evelynn and ... Ahri, again? Is Ahri getting a second Popstar skin?
아이돌컨셉의 스킨일러유출(또는공개)됬네요.— 시무(simoo) (@woosimhun3849) September 25, 2018
Is it a coincidence that Riot is releasing a Popstar skin to help celebrate Worlds when it’s in Korea, a country known for it’s amazing pop music? We don’t think so. Fans are noting that these skins look inspired by the K-pop group BLACK PINK, and guessing that the Worlds theme song might be a collaboration with the group.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.