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League of Legends' latest champion is named Tahm Kench


He's a support who excels solo lane
Jun 24
 
The River King lives, folks. While some speculated that the creature in the water in the teaser video would be an ultimate of sorts, Tahm Kench is confirmed for League of Legends, and he will be a support character. Evidently...




Riot is teasing 'The River King' for League of Legends


Interesting
Jun 18
 
Riot Games is currently working on two new champions (one was Ekko, another is a tank, and another is a support) for League of Legends, and everyone is clamoring for a tank sooner than later. As of today, they're teasing The...




Struggling with jungling in League of Legends? This video clears things up


From foxdropLOL
Jun 12
 
One thing many new MOBA players struggle with is jungling. New kid on the block Heroes of the Storm basically eliminates this requirement, but in many games like League of Legends, one player at the start of the ga...




League of Legends' latest patch focuses on Caitlyn and Twisted Treeline


Patch 5.11
Jun 10
 
Yesterday I posted a roundup for the five recent Champions to hit League of Legends, and it was just in time, it seems, for a massive patch in the form of 5.11. This one focuses on Caitlyn and the Twisted Treeline specif...




League of Legends roundup: Azir, Kalista, Rek'Sai, Bard, and Ekko


Time to play catchup
Jun 09
 
It's been an eventful past six months for League of Legends. While I've been covering new Champions since 2013, I slipped a bit since Gnar late in 2014, as a few other major MMOs as well as fellow MOBA Heroes of the...




League of Legends' fun Hexakill mode is going away again


Going, going, gone
Jun 08
 
Earlier last year, the folks over at Riot Games opened up the Hexakill game mode for League of Legends. The idea was simple -- take a five-player map and add an extra player to it, creating all sorts of crazy match-ups and te...




Riot Games goes in-depth with League of Legends' new HUD update


I'm liking it
Jun 05
 
League of Legends is getting an overhaul in the UI department, in an effort to make the playspace less obscured for players. One of the chief enhancements is to show abilities immediately as they come off cooldown, so yo...




Ekko, who looks like the Kid from Bastion, is out now in League of Legends


975 RP
May 29
 
If you've been itching for a new champion in League of Legends, Ekko has arrived. He's' described as the "Boy Who Shattered Time." He's an assasin, and his abilities include the power to stack resonance on enemies after hitt...




League of Legends debuts near-instant punishment system for toxic players


Quick draw on the ban hammer
May 25
 
Just this weekend I was chatting with a friend of mine who told me he recently quit LoL after several years of playing because he just couldn't put up with the scumlords and jerkbags that seem to make up a large portion of th...




League of Legends getting championship winner skins


$1 million wasn't enough of a prize? Fine then, have these
Apr 29
 
Picture the scene if you will. You're a member of Korean League of Legends team Samsung Galaxy White. You've just come first in the 2014 League of Legends World Championships. You've walked away with $1 million in prize money...




Bard the Wandering Caretaker will soon join the cast of League of Legends


That's one huge beard
Feb 26
 
Riot Games continues to truck on with League of Legends, which is still going strong years later. Its newest Champion to join up is Bard, described as "The Wandering Caretaker." He'll make use of chimes spread about the map, ...




League of Legends' Curse of the Sad Mummy video is depressing


Poor Amumu
Jan 28
 
People often chide the League of Legends series for having a silly story, but as a player I dig the character fluff. Amumu has always been one of my favorites -- a sad mummy boy who just wants to find out who he really is. In this official music video from Riot Games, you can get a glimpse into the depressing life of Amumu. Like the studio's past efforts, it's actually pretty good.




Riot Games building dedicated network for League of Legends traffic


On track for the end of March
Jan 06
 
Riot Games has been toiling away on a new network designed to improve player connections to League of Legends. Detailed in a forum thread, this dedicated network will provide more direct connections to game servers,...




League of Legends getting arena-like Ascension mode


Take down Xerath
Sep 11
 
Riot Games revealed a new ogame mode this week for League of Legends -- Ascension. You'll basically be working together to defeat Xerath, located at the center of the map. Once defeated, you'll earn extra stats, a ...




Some quick thoughts on League of Legends' Braum and Gnar


The two newest champions
Aug 18
 
I've been covering every new League of Legends champion for over a year now, but ever since Braum dropped, I haven't had the chance to really get in and play as many ranked games as I would have liked due to a few other ...




Even if you aren't into League of Legends, watch this cinematic


'A New Dawn'
Jul 22
 
I don't play League of Legends and I'm not sure that I ever will, but this "A New Dawn" cinematic is pretty damn cool, regardless. You don't need to know the game or its characters to enjoy it. Graves' eyebrow raise at around 3:19? Perfect.




Toxic League of Legends players facing permanent bans


Good
Jul 21
 
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 ...




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


Summoners Rift is evolving
Jun 26
 
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 ...




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
 
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...




Riot launches Fantasy LCS for League of Legends


Digital sports
May 16
 
League of Legends fans can now create their own fantasy leagues and draft North American and European League Championship Series pros with Riot Games' new Fantasy LCS beta. Once you create or join a four-, six-, or eight-per...




League of Legends reveals new support champ, Braum


The Heart of the Freljord
Apr 23
 
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...




Impressions: League of Legends: Vel Koz


The Eye of the Void vies for your Riot Points
Mar 14
 
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.




League of Legends sees 27 million people playing DAILY


Over seven million playing concurrently
Jan 27
 
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...




UK anti-porn filters are cocking up League of Legends


*whispers* 'sex'
Jan 21
 
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...




League of Legends kicks off Season 4


Also, a new patch
Jan 17
 
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...




World of Warcraft designer Greg Street now at Riot Games


WoW vs. LoL
Jan 15
 
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...




Impressions: League of Legends: Yasuo


The Unforgiven vies for your Riot Points
Dec 16
 
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...




A new champion appears: Yasuo joins League of Legends


YASUOOOOOOOO
Dec 13
 
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...




Pro League of Legends players can stream anything again


Riot changed its mind
Dec 09
 
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...




League of Legends' Orianna modded into Warcraft III


Modders are awesome
Dec 03
 
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 ...




Those League of Legend legacy skins are back, for now


The Legacy Vault opens
Nov 27
 
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...




League of Legends event breaks record with 32M viewers


Most-watched eSports event ever, claims Riot
Nov 19
 
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...




SaltyTeemo is my new favorite Twitch.tv stream


So bad, it's great
Nov 13
 
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...




'League' indeed: eSports are officially Real Sports!


Gumbel'd
Oct 21
 
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 ...




League of Legends adding easy way to choose roles


Everyone can get what they want
Oct 21
 
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 ...




Impressions: League of Legends: Jinx


The Loose Cannon vies for your Riot Points
Oct 16
 
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...




League of Legends has an official music video for Jinx


Get Jinxed
Oct 09
 
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, ...




This is what the LoL 2013 Finals event looks like


Straight from the Staples Center
Oct 05
 
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...




The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship


'We only rested one day since we've been in America'
Oct 05
 
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. ...




The League of Legends 2013 Championship has a winner


An intense series comes to an end
Oct 05
 
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!




The League of Legends Championship Finals is today


Royal Club vs. SK Telecom T1
Oct 04
 
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...




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


lol, esports
Oct 04
 
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...




The next League of Legends Champion is Jinx


'The Loose Cannon'
Sep 27
 
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...




Sportsmanlike players win more in League of Legends


PSA: Don't be a jerkface
Sep 12
 
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 ...




Impressions: League of Legends: Lucian


The Purifier vies for your Riot Points
Sep 10
 
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...




League of Legends adds hilarious 'Forecast Janna' skin


This is one of the best skins in a long time
Sep 06
 
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...




NA League of Legends account info compromised


Password reset incoming in North America
Aug 20
 
Riot Games has issued a security update that applies to North American players of League of Legends. Account information -- including usernames, transaction records from 2011, and hashed and salted passwords and credit card n...




US government: League of Legends players are pro athletes


One giant leap for eSports
Jul 12
 
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...




Staples Center chosen for League of Legends Championship


Season 3 World Championship venue locked down
Jul 11
 
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 ...




Impressions: League of Legends: Aatrox


The Darkin Blade vies for your Riot Points
Jun 17
 
I wasn't blown away with the previous addition to League of Legends, Lissandra, but as soon as I laid eyes on Aatrox, I knew I had to take him for a spin. With a giant pulsing blade, demonic looking wings and mysterious past, the sky was the limit for Aatrox. Yep, he plays just as cool as he looks.





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