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LoL patch buggery

UK anti-porn filters are cocking up League of Legends


*whispers* 'sex'
Jan 21
// Steven Hansen
The "for the children" UK internet restriction filters are going full bore this month. You remembered to opt out, right? If you didn't, not only are you going to be prevented from seeing my erotic Sonic fanfiction (which is u...
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These ten free-to-play games made over $3B last year


Billions!
Jan 20
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Super Data Research has released their digital sales review of 2013, analyzing how much revenue was made from free-to-play, mobile, console, and PC digital content. In the free-to-play category, the top ten games based on rev...
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LoL

League of Legends kicks off Season 4


Also, a new patch
Jan 17
// Chris Carter
Riot Games has kicked off Season 4 of League of Legends, which will eventually lead to the massively large League Finals match. If you're interested, you can watch upcoming matches like the North American LCS Spring Spli...
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World of Warcraft designer Greg Street now at Riot Games


WoW vs. LoL
Jan 15
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street has joined Riot Games as lead game designer. Previously Greg was lead systems designer on World of Warcraft where and his involvements with the game were huge. He led half of the design team, and ov...
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eSports

A game, not a sport: Real Sports talks eSports again


Sports!
Dec 20
// Jordan Devore
No, I don't think competitive gaming needs approval from something like Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. But that doesn't mean common ground shouldn't be reached. The show's recent look into League of Legends was actually dec...
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LoL Yasuo

Impressions: League of Legends: Yasuo


The Unforgiven vies for your Riot Points
Dec 16
// Chris Carter
Samurais -- am I right? In the world of gaming, the "ronin/wandering samurai" trope is one of the most overused character designs I can think of, especially in the early 2000s, with the host of samurai-centric games on the or...
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League champion

A new champion appears: Yasuo joins League of Legends


YASUOOOOOOOO
Dec 13
// Steven Hansen
Mitsurugi Yasuo is the latest fighter to join the Real Sport that is spreading faster than boogie fever,  League of Legends. He's trying to avenge a dead mentor or some such cliche and can be dressed as a cowboy. You mi...
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League of Legends

Pro League of Legends players can stream anything again


Riot changed its mind
Dec 09
// Joshua Derocher
Earlier this week Riot decided to block any pro League of Legend player from streaming any competing MOBA. Riot has now decided to reverse this decision, and players can stream any game they wish. Riot says that it originally...
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The DTOID Show is shot in front of a live car audience
Hey hey! This video was supposed to go up yesterday afternoon, but a series of unfortunate events resulted in it going up very late last night, and then internet witchcraft prevented me from putting up a post. So, if you don...

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Riot censoring

Riot censors what pro players can stream via contracts


So much for healthy competition
Dec 04
// Patrick Hancock
Riot Games, the company behind the super-popular MOBA League of Legends, apparently doesn't like competition. Contract details uncovered by onGamers show an explicit list of games that players participating in Season 4 o...
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Warcraft 3 Orianna mod

League of Legends' Orianna modded into Warcraft III


Modders are awesome
Dec 03
// Joshua Derocher
Modder Cokemonkey11 has created a mod that lets you play as Orianna, the Lady of Clockwork from League of Legends, in Warcraft III. Cokemonkey11 says that this mod has "over a thousand lines of code," so this wasn't an easy ...
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Get to know the people that make great videogames
Last Sunday on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were treated to company of Cristina Vee, voice actress for League of Legends, BlazBlue, Tekken: Blood Vengence, Skullgirls, Pokemon Origins and many other games and animated ...

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League of Legends

Those League of Legend legacy skins are back, for now


The Legacy Vault opens
Nov 27
// Chris Carter
From November 29th to December 31st, you'll be able to nab all 47 legacy skins in the League of Legends store. If you want all of them at once, there will be a 60% off discount in the form of a Mega Legacy Bundle, which adjus...
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LoL

League of Legends event breaks record with 32M viewers


Most-watched eSports event ever, claims Riot
Nov 19
// Jordan Devore
It was clear that the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship pulled in a huge crowd, but Riot Games has only now come out with its final numbers for the event. And they are as outlandish as you'd imagine. Possibly more...
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League of Legends

SaltyTeemo is my new favorite Twitch.tv stream


So bad, it's great
Nov 13
// Aerox
The main landing screen of League of Legends has a variety of games for you to spectate, most featuring high-level players in Diamond or Challenger tier. The client chooses which games to display by looking at the average ELO...
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eSports are Real Sports

'League' indeed: eSports are officially Real Sports!


Gumbel'd
Oct 21
// Steven Hansen
Tomorrow's episode of the long-running, award-winning HBO sports program Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel features a segment with Soledad O’Brien going behind the scenes at the League of Legends World Championship. This ...
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LoL Team Builder

League of Legends adding easy way to choose roles


Everyone can get what they want
Oct 21
// Joshua Derocher
Over on the League of Legends' forum, Riot Lyte went into some details about a new feature the studio wants to introduce called "Team Builder." This will let players pick the role they want to fill, or the champion they ...
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League of Legends

Impressions: League of Legends: Jinx


The Loose Cannon vies for your Riot Points
Oct 16
// Chris Carter
With the League of Legends 2013 Championship out of the way, it's time to get back to the grindstone and start testing out some new characters. The first post-Finals addition is Jinx, the "Loose Cannon," and she's...interesti...
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League of Legends music

League of Legends has an official music video for Jinx


Get Jinxed
Oct 09
// Joshua Derocher
League of Legends upcoming hero, Jinx, has her own music video now with an original song called "Get Jinxed" with vocals by Agnete Kjølsrud. It's a pretty fun little video showing off the personality of the new hero, ...
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LoL Championship 2013

This is what the LoL 2013 Finals event looks like


Straight from the Staples Center
Oct 05
// Chris Carter
The League of Legends Finals have came and went, live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles among a crowd of 13,000 fans. For those who are following along, Korea's SK Telecom T1 toppled China's Royal Club for a majo...
LoL Championship photo
LoL Championship

The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship


'We only rested one day since we've been in America'
Oct 05
// Chris Carter
All five members of SK Telecom T1 walked into the press conference for the League of Legends 2013 World Championship smiling, and for good reason -- they swept their opponents in three straight games for an electrifying win. ...
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League of Legends

The League of Legends 2013 Championship has a winner


An intense series comes to an end
Oct 05
// Chris Carter
It's been a pretty crazy ride, but SK Telecom T1 has won the League of Legends Finals tonight over the course of three games. SKT played a pretty competitive set all around with some great plays by Faker and Piglet, and they really deserve the win. Congrats guys!
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League of Legends

The League of Legends Championship Finals is today


Royal Club vs. SK Telecom T1
Oct 04
// Chris Carter
Tonight at 11 EST, the League of Legends Finals for the World Championship of Season 3 will begin. The competitors will be China's Royal Club, and Korea's SK Telecom T1 as they square off live at the Staples Center in Lo...
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LoL eSports

League of Legends has a new, Coke Zero-sponsored series


lol, esports
Oct 04
// Steven Hansen
Good news, aspiring professional League of Legends players. No, Pizza Hut isn't having a 5 for 6 deal. Rather, Riot Games has partnered with Coke Zero (gross) for a new challenger series, "that will run in tandem with the Lea...
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League of Legends

The next League of Legends Champion is Jinx


'The Loose Cannon'
Sep 27
// Chris Carter
Riot Games has revealed the newest Champion to grace League of Legends, and it's the "loose cannon" Jinx. She'll be a ranged character with a minigun and rocket launcher in tow, and it looks like a lot of her abilities reward...
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League

Sportsmanlike players win more in League of Legends


PSA: Don't be a jerkface
Sep 12
// Jordan Devore
Whether you're into League of Legends, Dota 2, or are just some sort of MOBA-playing fiend -- where do you find the time? -- the message of this PSA video from Riot Games should ring true. Teamwork and keeping your cool are ...
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League of Legends

Impressions: League of Legends: Lucian


The Purifier vies for your Riot Points
Sep 10
// Chris Carter
The League of Legends train won't stop running anytime soon, as Riot Games is still keen on constantly updating the game with new champions. The gunslinging paladin Lucian is the latest champion on the block, poised to compet...
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League of Legends skin

League of Legends adds hilarious 'Forecast Janna' skin


This is one of the best skins in a long time
Sep 06
// Chris Carter
Riot Games is known to add a ton of silly references into League of Legends, and that's part of the reason why I love it so much. This week's bonus is "Forecast Janna," a skin for an existing Champion that adds a humorous bi...
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League of Legends

US government: League of Legends players are pro athletes


One giant leap for eSports
Jul 12
// Brett Makedonski
The steady and continual rise of eSports in America just got quite a hefty endorsement from the United States government. League of Legends players are now recognized as professional athletes for the purpose of obtaining...
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LoL Season 3

Staples Center chosen for League of Legends Championship


Season 3 World Championship venue locked down
Jul 11
// Jordan Devore
The Season 3 World Championship for League of Legends is all set for the Staples Center on October 4, 2013. With a cash prize of $1 million up for grabs for the winning team, this is going to be another wild one. Tickets are ...

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