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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: VelíKoz


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.




League of Legends 'A Twist of Fate' cinematic is amazing


Watch the trailer, then hear Riot talk about it
May 30
 
Here's your chance to watch your favorite champions from League of Legends battle it out in a high-quality cinematic trailer. It's over four minutes long, and it's really well done. The main character here is Twisted Fate, b...




Impressions: League of Legends: Howling Abyss ARAM


All random, all middle, all fun
May 08
 
During my competitive years, I wouldn't settle for anything less than ranked Summoner's Rift, 5v5 (Dota). But as I started to fill my schedule with other games and responsibilities, I needed another mode that I could dedica...




Impressions: League of Legends: Lissandra


The ice witch vies for your Riot Points
May 07
 
League of Legends has just launched a new champion, which means many of you are considering digging out your wallets and forking over the cash or in-game IP to have the chance to try her out. This time, it's another caster ce...




Lissandra is the newest League of Legends champion


The ice witch approaches
May 01
 
Lissandra has arrived in the world of League of Legends, and she's ready to take care of business. An an ice witch, Lissandra has the power to impare enemy movement first and foremost, as nearly all of her abilities snare or...




Pro League of Legends player details his road to success


Petere "Doublelift" Peng talks about his pro gaming history
Apr 23
 
MachinimaVS channel has a new series going on where they'll be following various pro players in the world of eSports. The debut episode follows Peter "Doublelift" Peng, a pro League of Legends player who talks about what it ...




League of Legends Quinn and Valor get a new spotlight


Learn some strategies for the new characters
Mar 01
 
You saw League of Legends' Quinn and Valor in action recently, but now, you can let Riot Games walk you through them completely with their new Champion Spotlight. Based on the footage, Quinn and Valor look really fun to play...




Watch League of Legends new champion duo in action


Play as two champions at once
Feb 16
 
Quinn and Valor are the latest champion duo to join the ranks in League of Legends. Yeah, you read that right, I said duo. Quinn has a ranged attacker and Valor is her flying hawk companion, and you get to play them both at ...




League of Legends' third season officially starts


May the best Legend win!
Feb 01
 
Riot Games has been drumming up a storm for the third season of competitive play for League of Legends. The road leading up to the start has been a surprisingly long journey. It started with a lot of gab at th...




Riot Games inspired by the NFL for League of Legends


Developer talks about the future of eSports in League of Legends
Jan 30
 
Riot Games is no stranger to the spotlight, and certainly not above giving players their own chance to shine. The competitive scene for League of Legends has blown up in the past two years since it launched. Things ...




League of Legends Mac client finally announced


Skillshot dudes on Mac soon
Jan 24
 
Riot Games Associate Producer Steve "Udyr" Mieczkowski has just dropped a bomb that's been years in the making: the League of Legends Mac client is now in testing, with an open beta period coming in the near future after a PB...




Riot bans two more 'toxic' pro League of Legends players


They weren't kidding, guys
Jan 21
 
You would be forgiven for thinking that the very public example of professional League of Legends player IWillDominate getting banned due to unruly behavior would have made people think twice before repeating history. Not so:...




Riot is moving to a league system for League of Legends


Leagues will be implemented for Season 3
Jan 16
 
For newcomers looking to get into League of Legends ranked play, the game's Elo rating system isn't as immediately straightforward as they might have hoped. With Season 3, Riot Games will be introducing a new system not unlik...




Pro League of Legends player banned for 'toxic behavior'


Unable to play in the Championship Series for one year
Dec 05
 
Riot Games has placed a ban on professional League of Legends player Christian Rivera (IWillDominate). "His persistent tendency to engage in verbal abuse and insults, his lack of cordial demeanor, and his treatment of less-s...




Preseason Update is live for League of Legends


Apparently, preseason means 'test things on everyone'
Dec 04
 
It wasn’t too long ago that big sweeping changes were being discussed about the future of League of Legends. Well, now it seems like the change has gone live on the main servers. To commemorate this, Riot games has put...




Upcoming League of Legends preseason update detailed


Competative gaming > eSports
Nov 19
 
It seems like we can't go too long without there being some big news about League of Legends. It can be something small like a record-breaking number of users, or perhaps a map with a new mode, or even a holiday getting the f...




League of Legends Harrowing event officially begins


So many spiders, not enough fire!
Oct 26
 
A week ago, Riot Games teased its new Halloween event while keeping a good bit of detail secret. Now, not only are more details available, the event has gone live and is in action! There's a new champ out, new harrowing-them...




New League of Legends Halloween event detailed


Ack, a spider, kill it with fire!
Oct 17
 
Riot Games has been very well known for celebrating holiday events in League of Legends with a great deal of flair. This Halloween seems to be no different with the announcement of The Shadow Isles, a newly revealed area of t...




League of Legends has 32 million monthly active players


Infographic stats are surprisingly unsurprising!
Oct 12
 
League of Legends -- lots of buzz, little stats. That changes today, with the second annual releasing of the League of Legends infographic. Like last year, Riot Games has put out a graphical representation containing numerous...








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