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Censorship!!!!!!!

Toxic League of Legends players facing permanent bans


Good
Jul 21
// Steven Hansen
Riot Games wants to clear League of more "extreme" assholes. Starting today it's doling out bans -- permanent or 14-day -- for slurs, death threats, as well as "unsportsmanlike conduct," like repeatedly killing yourself ...
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League cosplay video

League of Legends is my favorite anime: Cosplay from Anime Expo


Or as I like to call it, 'Japanimation'
Jul 07
// Steven Hansen
Actually, Ping Pong: The Animation is my favorite anime right now. Cannot stop gushing over it. And League of Legends might not even be an anime, despite its presence at Anime Expo, now that I think of it. I mean, is it even from Japan?! Actually The Simpsons is probably my favorite anime of all time. 
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League of Legends

Check out all the changes to League of Legends' core map


Summoners Rift is evolving
Jun 26
// Chris Carter
Riot Games has posted a new video overviewing every change to League of Legends' main Summoner's Rift map, and it looks pretty darn different. In addition to the new art style, there's also new visual cues, like jungle mobs ...
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Riot Games

Riot's offering cash to new employees that want to quit


Introducing the Queue Dodge
Jun 20
// Brett Makedonski
With the massive success of League of Legends, Riot Games has needed to do quite a bit of hiring. Like any company in that position, it's found that not all new staff members are a good fit with the team's culture. That's why...
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League of Legends

League of Legends added to Robert Morris University athletics program


The university's also offering scholarships for it
Jun 19
// Brett Makedonski
The rise of eSports just keeps becoming more and more prominent. Last year, the United States government began recognizing League of Legends players as professional athletes. Now, an American university's added the game ...
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League of Legends

Riot Games details Summoner's Rift update in exhaustive dev blog


Nutshell: It's gonna look a lot prettier and play mainly the same
Jun 06
// Brittany Vincent
With the update to League of Legends' Summoner's Rift, Riot Games has released a dev blog outlining new additions and alterations, why specific changes were made and the decision-making processes behind them. There'll be addi...
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League of Legends

League of Legends reveals new support champ, Braum


The Heart of the Freljord
Apr 23
// Chris Carter
Riot Games has revealed their newest champion for League of Legends, and it happens to be Braum -- the Heart of the Freljord. Braum is a support champion, and he'll have abilities like his passive, which allow his allies to s...
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LoL VelíKoz

Impressions: League of Legends: Vel Koz


The Eye of the Void vies for your Riot Points
Mar 14
// Chris Carter
Riot keeps introducing new League of Legends champions, and we keep trying them out. The newest addition to the Summoner's Rift is Vel'Koz -- The Eye of the Void. He's a bit out of place in many ways, with an aesthetic design that isn't normally utilized in in the game, and likewise, he's a bit unconventional in terms of gameplay.
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League of Legends sees 27 million people playing DAILY


Over seven million playing concurrently
Jan 27
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that League of Legends sees 27 million playing the MOBA daily. DAILY! This more than doubles the 12 million counted back in October 2012. Over 7.5 million people play the game concurrently...
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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...
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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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