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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... read
The DTOID Show is shot in front of a live car audience
Hey hey! This video was supposed to go up yesterday afternoon, but a series of unfortunate events resulted in it going up very late last night, and then internet witchcraft prevented me from putting up a post. So, if you don... read feature

Riot censoring

Riot censors what pro players can stream via contracts


So much for healthy competition
Dec 04
Riot Games, the company behind the super-popular MOBA League of Legends, apparently doesn't like competition. Contract details uncovered by onGamers show an explicit list of games that players participating in Season 4 o... read
Warcraft 3 Orianna mod

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 ... read
LoL Team Builder

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 ... read
League of Legends music

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, ... read
LoL Championship 2013

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... read
League of Legends

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! read
League of Legends

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... read
LoL eSports

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... read
League

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 ... read
League of Legends skin

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... read
LoL compromised

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... read
League of Legends

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... read
LoL Season 3

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 ... read
League of Legends

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... read
League of Legends

League of Legends launches Mac client open beta


Finally
Mar 01
Mac users, long denied the opportunity to scream in impotent rage at League of Legends at the same time as actually playing it, are finally getting what's coming to them. Today, Riot Games announced the launch of the Ma... read

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 ... read

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... read
League of Legends

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 ... read

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... read
LoL ban

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:... read
LoL Season 3

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... read

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... read

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... read

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... read

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... read
Mac client possibly coming as well
[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... read feature

Bioware Austin win most awards at GDC Online


Hometown heroes claim four awards, Riot Games win three
Oct 11
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... read

League of Legends season two World Playoffs rescheduled


Oct 09
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... read






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