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1:00 PM on 12.16.2013

Impressions: League of Legends: Yasuo

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...

Chris Carter




3:00 AM on 12.13.2013

A new champion appears: Yasuo joins League of Legends

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...

Steven Hansen




12:15 PM on 12.09.2013

Pro League of Legends players can stream anything again

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...

Joshua Derocher




9:30 AM on 12.03.2013

League of Legends' Orianna modded into Warcraft III

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 ...

Joshua Derocher




9:00 AM on 11.27.2013

Those League of Legend legacy skins are back, for now

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...

Chris Carter




12:45 PM on 11.19.2013

League of Legends event breaks record with 32M viewers

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...

Jordan Devore




1:15 PM on 11.13.2013

SaltyTeemo is my new favorite Twitch.tv stream

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...

Jonathan Ross




4:45 PM on 10.21.2013

'League' indeed: eSports are officially Real Sports!

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 ...

Steven Hansen




1:30 PM on 10.21.2013

League of Legends adding easy way to choose roles

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 ...

Joshua Derocher




2:00 PM on 10.16.2013

Impressions: League of Legends: Jinx

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...

Chris Carter




8:30 PM on 10.09.2013

League of Legends has an official music video for Jinx

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, ...

Joshua Derocher




1:00 PM on 10.05.2013

This is what the LoL 2013 Finals event looks like

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...

Chris Carter




7:00 AM on 10.05.2013

The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship

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. ...

Chris Carter




1:25 AM on 10.05.2013

The League of Legends 2013 Championship has a winner

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!

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 10.04.2013

The League of Legends Championship Finals is today

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...

Chris Carter




5:00 AM on 10.04.2013

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

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...

Steven Hansen




1:00 PM on 09.27.2013

The next League of Legends Champion is Jinx

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...

Chris Carter




3:30 PM on 09.12.2013

Sportsmanlike players win more in League of Legends

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 ...

Jordan Devore




2:00 PM on 09.10.2013

Impressions: League of Legends: Lucian

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...

Chris Carter




4:30 PM on 09.06.2013

League of Legends adds hilarious 'Forecast Janna' skin

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...

Chris Carter




5:00 PM on 08.20.2013

NA League of Legends account info compromised

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...

Jordan Devore




4:30 PM on 07.12.2013

US government: League of Legends players are pro athletes

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...

Brett Makedonski




3:30 PM on 07.11.2013

Staples Center chosen for League of Legends Championship

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 ...

Jordan Devore




12:00 PM on 06.17.2013

Impressions: League of Legends: Aatrox

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.

Chris Carter




1:00 AM on 05.30.2013

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

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...

Joshua Derocher




2:15 PM on 05.08.2013

Impressions: League of Legends: Howling Abyss ARAM

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...

Chris Carter




2:15 PM on 05.07.2013

Impressions: League of Legends: Lissandra

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...

Chris Carter




8:15 AM on 05.01.2013

Lissandra is the newest League of Legends champion

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...

Chris Carter




3:00 AM on 04.23.2013

Pro League of Legends player details his road to success

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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:30 AM on 03.01.2013

League of Legends Quinn and Valor get a new spotlight

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...

Chris Carter




6:30 PM on 02.16.2013

Watch League of Legends new champion duo in action

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 ...

Joshua Derocher




9:30 PM on 02.01.2013

League of Legends' third season officially starts

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...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons




2:00 PM on 01.30.2013

Riot Games inspired by the NFL for League of Legends

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 ...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons




8:00 AM on 01.24.2013

League of Legends Mac client finally announced

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...

Chris Carter




10:00 PM on 01.21.2013

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

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:...

Jordan Devore




2:30 PM on 01.16.2013

Riot is moving to a league system for League of Legends

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...

Jordan Devore




10:30 PM on 12.05.2012

Pro League of Legends player banned for 'toxic behavior'

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...

Jordan Devore




8:30 PM on 12.04.2012

Preseason Update is live for League of Legends

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...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons




9:30 PM on 11.19.2012

Upcoming League of Legends preseason update detailed

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...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons




10:30 AM on 10.26.2012

League of Legends Harrowing event officially begins

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...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons




7:00 PM on 10.17.2012

New League of Legends Halloween event detailed

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...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons




10:00 PM on 10.12.2012

League of Legends has 32 million monthly active players

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...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons




4:50 PM on 10.12.2012

LAN version of League of Legends in works for tournaments

[Update: As noted by GameSpot, Riot Games has since come out to confirm that the offline mode for League of Legends won't be playable from home or LAN centers. VP of eSports Dustin Beck said that "We built an offline solution...

Jordan Devore




11:30 AM on 10.11.2012

Bioware Austin win most awards at GDC Online

Despite having a hard time with employment and keeping membership afloat this year, GDC Online's judges sent Bioware Austin home with four awards for its Star Wars MMO The Old Republic. The developer won four awards in its si...

Allistair Pinsof




11:30 PM on 10.09.2012

League of Legends season two World Playoffs rescheduled

Following the postponement of the League of Legends season two World Playoff matches due to technical difficulties, Riot Games has announced when and where you'll be able to catch the rest of the games leading up to the Worl...

Jordan Devore




10:00 PM on 10.09.2012

MLG's Fall Championship features LoL and $30,000

If the almost-weekly dose of MLG League of Legends just is not doing it for you, then I have great news. From November 2nd to the 4th, eight teams will compete for a chance at $30,000 worth of prizes during MLG's Fall Ch...

Patrick Hancock




9:00 PM on 10.08.2012

League of Legends season two World Playoffs postponed

If you missed out on watching the League of Legends season two World Playoffs this past weekend, you were hardly alone. The semifinal matches encountered a number of on-and-off connectivity issues, which resulted in blank str...

Jordan Devore




10:00 PM on 10.01.2012

CS:GO, Dota 2, and LoL part of MLG's GameBattles

GameBattles, which allows users and teams to sign up and compete in tournaments, is adding Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and League of Legends to its fall lineup of online ladder tournamen...

Patrick Hancock




3:45 PM on 08.24.2012

MLG Summer Championship is live soon

Tune in here! MLG Summer Championship will be live very soon with competitions for StarCraft II, Mortal Kombat, SoulCalibur V, and Leage of Legends. Here's a quick rundown of the competition times (EDT) for the weekend:...

Patrick Hancock




11:00 PM on 08.06.2012

Riot announces League of Legends Championship Series

It wasn't too long ago when Riot Games was hyping up the season two championship as being the big new thing to begin a strong focus on revolutionizing competitive gaming, or "eSports," into something that no one ha...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons








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