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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

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

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

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 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!

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...

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