Sadly, he passed away just days after making the request, but his family shared his wish on social media, which eventually caught the attention of Riot fans and developers. The Valorant designers got in touch with Corbin’s brother, who shared Corbin’s ideas with them.
Riot said the design of Corbin’s Light was inspired by his love of stars and space, including the coordinates of a star named after him by the Wish Come True Foundation.
“Corbin’s Light has a deeply personal meaning,” said Riot Games associate integration artist Catalina Faerman, who co-designed the pendant. “It was made for one of our players who tragically passed away while battling cancer. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has a star named after Corbin, so we decided to create a star inspired by him, along with additional his brother A design note inspired gun pendant in his honor.
“I wanted to make something he would be proud of but also represent him. Thankfully, I had the help of our amazing concept artist to design it. We chose blue for the crystal because it was Corbin’s favorite color, And I added the coordinates to the wishing star as an engraving on the frame. I haven’t been on the Valorant team for a long time, so I’m very honored and grateful to have entrusted this task to me and supported my team. Most importantly, I Thanks to Corbin and our players, who inspired us and gave me the opportunity to create art for them. I couldn’t be more proud of Corbin’s Light, an experience I will always remember.”
Corbin’s Light will be available for free to all players in the Valorant Chapter 5 Act 3 Battle Pass. Riot Games also made a donation through its Social Impact Fund to the C-Squad Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Corbin’s family to ease the financial burden faced by families seeking care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.