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League of Legends' Jhin is out, already sparking balance discussion


With a premium skin
Feb 02
 
Jhin the Virtuoso is now available in League of Legends, and there's a handy Spotlight available to show you what he can do. One of his main gimmicks involves shooting off four bullets, after which he has to momentarily reloa...




League of Legends' Shen just got a rework, watch him in action


Go ninja go
Jan 26
 
Every so often, MOBA developers take a look at old characters who may aren't doing so well, and give them a makeover. This is commonly referred to as a "rework," and League of Legends' Shen is next on the chopping block. The ...




League of Legends' Jhin sounds like the ultimate carry


'The Virtuoso'
Jan 14
 
Riot Games has unveiled its latest Champion for League of Legends in Jhin, "The Virtuoso." He's a bit of an odd duck, in that he has to reload his gun, and his attacks don't do as much crit damage by design -- rather, he...




League of Legends' newest champion tease reminds me of the Hannibal TV show


This is Riot's design
Jan 07
 
Riot Games is teasing its next Champion for League of Legends, by way of a video called "Mind of the Virtuoso." Sporting a Dishonored-like mask, they artfully turn someone into a tree with a bullet, which reminds me of ...




Awesome: Goku's voice actress is playing Wukong for Japan's League of Legends server


Haha
Jan 06
 
Riot Games seems to really be pulling out all the stops for the Japanese version of League of Legends, getting top-notch talent from the anime sector to provide voiceovers. That includes actress Masako Nozawa, who is legendar...




We investigated Riot Games' new owner and its Chinese social credit system


Is it as evil as people say?
Jan 05
 
When I originally reported on Chinese holding company Tencent's purchase of League of Legends developer Riot Games, I let you all down. I spent time looking into Tencent's numerous endeavors, but it appears I only s...




League dev Riot Games purchased by Chinese company


Yeah, that sounds about right
Dec 18
 
Recently, League of Legends developers Riot Games inadvertently announced the acquisition of Riot by Chinese holdings company Tencent Holdings Ltd in a blog post regarding changes to the company's compensation policy. "O...




League of Legends promotes new Champion with a browser game


Trial of the Kraken Priestess
Nov 23
 
Illaoi, the Kraken Priestess, is the newest Champion on the block for League of Legends. Riot Games is allowing players to get acquainted with her tough love personality by way of a minigame, which is playable in your browser...




League of Legends' latest character is Illaoi, the Kraken Priestess


She's a badass
Nov 11
 
Riot really has a knack for designing awesome looking characters -- the latest Champion for League of Legends is no exception -- and Illaoi looks particularly cool. Her conceit is that she can summon tentacles for strong...




Die nasty: League of Legends sees first two-time World Champion


SK Telecom T1
Nov 02
 
In the League of Legends World Championship's fifth year, the contest saw a first: 2013 winners SK Telecom T1 became the first League of Legends team to win the game's top tourney twice. SK Telecom T1 actually debuted in 201...




League of Legends' Kindred sports a killer kit and beautiful design


Two characters in one
Oct 28
 
It's getting to the point where I'm starting to get lost when selecting a Champion in League of Legends. Sure, the newest kid on the block, Kindred, has a giant floating mask for an icon and the list is in alphabetical order,...




League of Legends' crazy '5v5 One For All' mode returns this month


Last appearance was two years ago
Oct 15
 
I've been playing League of Legends since the beta, and it's crazy to think that it's been over six years since then. It's also been two years since the "One For All" gametype debuted, which pits two teams of the same ch...




G2A gets salty about Riot dropping League of Legends sponsorship


What did they expect?
Oct 09
 
In case you haven't heard, Riot Games recently ended its sponsorship with G2A, a third-party key distribution site -- a move G2A calls "heavy-handed and potentially damaging." The thing is, this partnership ended in part due ...




BBC Three will livestream the League of Legends World Championships


Hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenters
Oct 08
 
Over the last couple of years we have seen eSports become more and more accepted as a legitimate part of the public consciousness in America. Big eSports tournaments getting air time on networks like ESPN for example have bee...




Riot bans key reseller G2A from sponsoring League teams


No more G2A branding at LoL events
Oct 07
 
G2A is fairly infamous among game developers. The site is a third-party key reselling site, which sells game keys users have acquired (through various means), often without the permission of the developer. This means that oft...




League of Legends is getting 'Kindred,' an interesting new Champion


Not related to Liquid Tension Experiment
Sep 16
 
Liquid Tension Experiment's "Kindred" is a pretty great prog rock song. What does that have to do with this article? Nothing really! Anyways, League of Legends is adding a new Champion called "Kindred" (!) to the game, I...




Popular YouTuber banned from League of Legends for being toxic


No remorse, tantrums, rage quits
Sep 14
 
If you've played League of Legends, you probably have at one time or another been linked to a video by Dunkey, a popular YouTuber who primarily produces debatably hilarious content involving League of Legends and other ...




Amazon now sells League of Legends currency, we have codes to give away


Almost $1,000 worth
Sep 11
 
CONTEST OVER! Winners will be selected and notified by 9/21/15 The headline kind of says it all, huh? Amazon has just started selling League of Legends currency. That happened, like, minutes ago. Isn't the Information Su...




League of Legends switching to Chicago servers next week


On August 25
Aug 19
 
Riot Games is getting ready to switch over their central servers from the west coast to Chicago, which should help alleviate latency issues all across the country for League of Legends players. Now, we know that the publ...




League of Legends servers moving to Chicago to alleviate issues


Pre-move tests were successful
Aug 12
 
After all these years, Riot Games still has intermittent issues with League of Legends servers -- a problem it intends to fix very soon. In the next few weeks, the company will move its servers over to the centralized lo...




Turns out League of Legends' Gangplank isn't actually dead


Surprising absolutely zero LoL fans
Aug 03
 
If you're a League of Legends player who enjoys playing Gangplank, you likely noticed very quickly when the character was completely removed from the game last week. During Bilgewater: Burning Tides, a huge story event for Le...




Riot killed my pirate husband Gangplank and removed him from League of Legends


And I will always love youuuu
Jul 30
 
Only a couple of weeks ago in League of Legends, everyone’s favourite pirate Gangplank got a fresh coat of paint and some changes to how he played. He played well, he looked even better (Riot does love its fanservice), ...




Pro League of Legends team goes undefeated


Sets new record by going 18-0 in LCS
Jul 26
 
Following its victory at League of Legends Championship Series, professional eSports team Fnatic is celebrating not only a successful regular season, but a historic achievement. The group managed to do something no other...




League of Legends' massive patch 5.14 is out


Gangplank rework and more
Jul 22
 
Riot Games has updated League of Legends into patch 5.14, which brings about a number of small fixes and some larger adjustments. The biggest changes are easily the Gangplank and Miss Fortune reworks, as well as the UI o...




Gangplank gets a new spotlight after League of Legends rework


Meet the new pirate
Jul 21
 
Gangplank's rework is complete, and he'll be entering into League of Legends arena as a new man. Now instead of Grog Soaked Blade he has Trial by Fire, which periodically powers up his auto-attacks. Now, Parrrley can gr...




League of Legends' massive HUD update is coming soon


With patch 5.14
Jul 17
 
League of Legends is getting ready to push its new HUD update with patch 5.14, and Riot Games has finalized some of the details based on fan feedback. A few of the biggest changes are the addition of teammate ultimate ti...




League of Legends' Gentleman Gnar might be the cutest skin ever


I want it and I don't
Jul 14
 
Gnar was released all the way back in August of last year in League of Legends, but yesterday, Riot Games unveiled his newest skin -- Gentleman Gnar. Not to be topped by Gentleman Cho'gath, this skin is approximately ten time...




League of Legend's Tahm Kench is hard to play, but rewarding


A real southern gentleman
Jul 10
 
Despite its tenacity in the past, Riot Games hasn't added a lot of Champions to League of Legends' roster this year. You have Bard in March, Ekko in June, and now, Tahm Kench this month -- that's it. Having said all that, all three have been great additions overall, and the fishy Kench is no exception.




Tahm Kench looks like a beast in League of Legends


Probably because he is
Jul 09
 
Tahmn Kench (pronounced "Tom"), is the newest Champion on the block in League of Legends. His core ability involves devouring smaller creeps, and even allied or enemy Champions, which become untargetable in his stomach -- he...




League of Legends gives Gangplank and Miss Fortune a makeover


That must be the hottest orange ever
Jul 08
 
League of Legends’ favourite pirates, Gangplank and Miss Fortune, have had a bit of a facelift in the newest update to the popular Moba. Both have been in the game for quite a long time now: Gangplank having been around...




Riot is selling skin variation packs again for League of Legends


These should be free character rewards
Jul 01
 
Riot Games is bringing Chroma Packs back to League of Legends. For those of you unfamiliar with them, you'll be able to basically recolor your Champions' skins with them. You can buy them for your champs (Zac, Morgana, Darius...




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...








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