The End of Snowdown Leads to Happy Poros
Ho, ho, ho! Merry Mystery Gifts? Why, I do think so! As part of thanking and celebrating Riot's many fans and players, they are rewarding players who have constantly shown good behavior throughout the year. If you haven’t received a chat restriction, ranked restriction, 14-day ban or permanent ban in 2014, you are on the "Nice" list. Otherwise, no mystery gift for you! It pays to be positive!
For those who are not familar with the League system of gift giving, mystery gifts are a way to give skins that may be more than the set 490 Riot points that is required to purchase the gift. And along with mystery gifting, skins that are super rare and no longer buyable can also be gifted through this system
Interestingly enough, RiotLyte has announced via Reddit more incentives for good behavior.
...in future roll-outs it will be possible for players to earn the next surprise if they've been positive since the last surprise was awarded. So, if you were chat restricted and missed a surprise, you will still be eligible for the next surprise if you were positive in the time range between the 2 surprises and are not blacklisted for life.
But will every nice surprise that Riot gives be a mystery gift? Nope.
Regardless, which skin do you hope to receive from Riot? I hope it's Lux related!