If you're one of the more than 65 million people who play the online multiplayer video game "League of Legends" each month, prepare thy digital champion and get ready for Ocean Week. 

The watery-themed event, from January 23-30, is in celebration of Australia Day and New Zealand's Waitangi Day. While there are a whole bunch of in-game prizes that make absolutely no sense to anyone who has never played the game (yours truly, included), the grand prize is certainly worth mentioning: a giant statue that will be sunk to stand as an artificial reef. From the site:

"Contribute a tidal wave of points and we’ll create a champion-themed artificial reef that will become a home for sea creatures. If you contribute at least three points before this goal is reached your Summoner Name will be recorded on the statue that gets sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Unlocking this goal will trigger a vote to decide if the statue should be Fizz, Nami or Nautilus!"
Points? Summoners? What? It doesn't matter. All you need to know is that something in the shape of the following game characters below is going to be sitting somewhere on the ocean floor playing host to fish and coral. 

League of Legends characters

From left to right: A statue Fizz, Nami and Nautilus will be sunk as an artificial reef. (Photo: League of Legends via CNET)

Responding to fan inquiries about the grand prize, Riot Games said they have a long approval process ahead of them before they sink the actual statue. 

"Basically we're working with an artificial reef company in conjunction with a marine biologist and we need to gain approval for the reef site (where we can place an underwater artificial reef)," they said. "We want to make sure it's in the best interests of the sea creatures we're making a home for to drop a champion on them."

If you're a "League" player interested in learning how to get your name on that statue, jump here for more details. If you're someone who has never seen "League of Legends" in action before, check out the video below. Warning: You may become even more confused. 

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'League of Legends' game creators to sink giant reef statue
Popular online video game will give players an opportunity to be immortalized on a 'champion-themed artificial reef.'