​Eric "Licorice" Ritchie received an invite from Riot Games and will be participating in the League of Legends All-Star event in December.

The rookie top laner for Cloud9 announced his invite to the All-Star event on Monday after he failed to secure enough ​fan votes to receive one of the two pro player spots from the North American region.


The All-Star event will consist of 64 players, with half as professional players. Fans voted for 28 of these pros, with two players coming from each of the 14 major competitive regions. However, Riot Games also chose an additional four to make for a total of 32 professional players. 


After accepting his invite, Licorice joins ​Daniele "Jiizuke" Di Mauro, Han "Peanut" Wang-ho, and Song "Rookie" Eui-jin as the fourth player to be invited to participate by Riot Games at the All-Star event.


This year's ​All-Star event will include several unique game modes, including an All-Star 2v2 charity tournament, East versus West All-Star Showdown, and Regional Rivalry show matches. The event will be held Dec. 6-8 at the Esports Arena in Las Vegas, and tickets are on sale now.


Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games