Been a dream of mine all year to get this product line rolling in some way or another. Been working at a vendor that decorates on promotional products all over the world for years, but when I conceptualized these things it pretty was mind boggling cool to everyone. Things are normally allot more basic and simple for the distributors (most are terrible!) but, I've always thought this would be a great idea for Riot (and the fans!)
This is just the splash art on these cool multi-color tumblers but, let your imagination fly like me!... You can swap out Lid/Cup/Straw colors to your desired combo, any splash art you want (or is allowed!) even FAN art that YOU (or another fan) created can be worked with.
Tumblers are one thing...but my combo ideas include tons of inclusive things for marketing; liiiiike USB Drives (with certain game files on them *winky winky*. Pens/Stylus, Technology Devices/Chargers, Apparel, blankets, Gift Bags, Tools, tons of stuff. Think jamming these tumblers full of stuff; even Riot Point cards! Even give-aways at events, endless possibilities.
That's the short version...
Its a dream of mine for quite some time to break from the vendor I've been working with and start my own distributorship./ marketing business. OR better yet working with the gaming company, and people, I'm so passionate about (That's You Riot buddies!).
Some of you may recognize me from other gaming accomplishments in the past. Working with WCReplays.com as an WC3 audio commentator coordinator, interviews with Grubby (My fav player!), First ever posted Furion (think TF) and Pudge (think Blitzcrank) guides back in original DotA days, working as an Associate eSports Coordinator for Blizzard Entertainment, and even owned my own gaming center in FL (HaCKeRs Gaming) for a few years before moving out to PA - where I had a blast interacting with gamers, creating "all-nighters" and just being more seeded into the gaming community. ALSO, one of my favorite things (Phreak is with me!, download it if your feeling Retro!) I won the Ladder Season III AC Contest in 2006 (way back machine required)
If eSports on the east coast is something that you would find awesome; I am your guy. Everywhere from New York, Carolina, Florida, Canada, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh!), ect... I would love to get the ball rolling on organized tourneys or events over this way; regularly; throwing that idea out there for consideration too!
Lastly, I've mentioned this before, in passing, and on youtube more than a few times these last few years... I have cancer. Two of them. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine (Like Steve Jobs had) and Glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer. I bring this up because what I am doing in life and for games and people I am passionate about is what makes me happy. This combo of cancers is extremely rare, I am being studied by all sorts of medical facilities; like a mutant even having billionaire doctors write about me. The prognosis is never really good for any cancers and the GBM is the worst. I've had multiple surgeries to remove the tumors, drain the hole in my head, radiation, and lots of chemo-therapies and other medications to get me through extended hospital stays and at home. Could write a book on that stuff easy; probably will someday!
Basically, in supporting me in these ideas and desires I have to be involved with the Riot gaming community by casting, articles, commentaries, marketing, eSports organization, anything and everything; its a support for accomplishing dreams for people living with cancer. On that I want to mention Wonderboy, Rosebud, and Space from WCReplays.com forum posts who have had trouble with diseases as well (Space recently department RIP). That Ray William Johnson (your favorite martian) guy on youtube usually ends with 'Support Cancer Research'.. and I know we had a kid before hand who was invited over and able to play games with the Riot team; tears in my eye when that went down.
Anyway I appreciate your time here on the forums reading this post and replying with comments if your into it that would help too. I sent some communication out to some friends at Riot but as they are very busy with lots of projects I know it can be hard responding to every little thing; so if you know someone feel free to pass this along too! I'll copy paste this over at WCReplays.com for funsies too - Best wishes in everything you all do!
GG GL in future matches!