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California university is giving out pro gaming scholarships

University of California, Irvine announced its esports initiative in the spring: build a gaming arena and give out, "as many as 10 academic scholarships" to students on its League of Legends team. It was apparently a good fit for the univer...   read

 
 
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League of Legends still has 103 million monthly users

League of Legends has been around for nearly eight years now, but Riot was formed a decade ago. I know it's hard for some people to grasp, playing a game for so long, but that's just what I did with League, among several others. It's a test...   read

 
 
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PAX West 2016 cosplay breakdown

Every year, PAX draws thousands of game enthusiasts to Seattle, and lots of them decide that the best way to express their affection for a given game is to dress up like one of the characters. Cosplay has really taken off at PAX since it st...   read

 
 
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Kled is the silliest League of Legends character since Fizz

I was just talking to community member Stormworm this week about how hard it is to keep up with metas in multiple MOBAs or MMOs. Since you often have to "slot" yourself into a role on the fly (read: you can't just auto-lock Bastion ins...   read

 
 
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League of Legends champion roundup: Illaoi, Jhin, Aurelion, Taliyah

I've been spending most of my free MOBA time playing Heroes of the Storm. It's such a huge time commitment keeping up with just one meta, that spreading my attention across multiple games (in a competitive way at least) can feel insurmounta...   read

 
 
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Overwatch ends League of Legends' 4-year grip on Korea's net cafes

Overwatch is a phenomenon. Consider: League of Legends, with its $1 million world championships, with its hundreds of millions of fans tuning in. It's huge in a way that most of us cannot fathom, yeah? And it's been the most-played game in ...   read

 
 
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League of Legends will have countermeasures soon for the dreaded 4v5 problem

Every MOBA fan knows the pain of having someone go AFK for leaving right at the start of a potentially hour-long match. Even with a surrender option (usually at the 15 minute mark) it can be a pain, and it's plagued the genre for years. Tha...   read

 
 
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Tencent, shareholder in Epic and owner of Riot Games, is making a console

Tencent, the mega-corporation that owns Riot Games (and by proxy, League of Legends) and is a near-majority shareholder of Epic Games (at 48.4%), has announced a new console coming to China called the "Tencent Games Platform," or "TGP....   read

 
 
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League of Legends' next Champion gets her own Airbender anime intro

Did you think Riot Games would stop introducing Champions at some point? Silly person. League of Legends is getting yet another character soon in the form of Taliyah, the Stoneweaver, and as usual she sports an interesting aesthetic an...   read

 
 
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League of Legends' rotating game mode system is live

Since fans are constantly clamoring for the return of some of the wackier modes in League of Legends, Riot Games is answering the call with a rotating set of them, which runs through May 1. First up is Ascension through April 10, then Legen...   read

 
 


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League of Legends' Taric has been updated, looks dreamier

In the early beta days of League of Legends (yes I've been playing that long), Taric was one of my mains. Sure his ranked viability wasn't tops depending on the meta, but I loved playing him with aggressive teammates over Teamspeak. No...   read

 
 
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League of Legends celebrates 'Draven Day,' which is actually real

Riot Games has reskinned their entire League of Legends experience to accomodate Draven -- a character that has basically become the Street Fighter-esque "Dan" running gag -- for April Fools day. Sure it's an old meme but Riot rea...   read

 
 
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Rockin' cosmic dragon Aurelion Sol added to League of Legends

Aurelion Sol, the badass dragon that has a passive that dishes out lots of latent damage, is live in League of Legends. He's going for 1350 Riot Points (RP) currently, as is the case with other new Champions. He also sports an Ashen Lord sk...   read

 
 
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League of Legends' Aurelion Sol deals most of his damage with his passive

Riot just launched Jhinn recently, but its work with League of Legends is seemingly never finished. Aurelion Sol is coming next, and his kit seems very cool indeed. For starters, his description notes that his passive deals the "lion's shar...   read

 
 
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The next League of Legends champion is Aurelion Sol, a cosmic dragon

No matter what you think of League of Legends or MOBAs in general, there's no denying that Riot Games can make a mean trailer -- for a simple character, no less! The newest champ on the scene is Aurelion Sol, who is a dark cosmic ...   read

 
 
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Man at Arms forges Master Yi's sword from League of Legends

I only know the Man at Arms guys from their YouTube series where they forge dumb, impractical, and awesome weapons from different games and anime. So when I was visiting with the in-laws this weekend and a Man At Arms TV show came on after ...   read

 
 
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ESPN tries to be hip with the LoL kids

I know the general response to ESPN's embarrassing attempts at referencing League of Legends will be cutting snark, and I get that. They are painfully out of touch and trying too hard. But I also can't help but find it kind of end...   read

 
 
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League of Legends' Dominion mode is being shut down

After four long years, Riot is finally putting League of Legends’ Dominion mode out to pasture. In a post made on the League website, it was announced that due to a pathetically low percentage of active players (0.5%), all future supp...   read

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

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 reload -- with the l...   read

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

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 main reason why...   read

 
 
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League of Legends' Jhin sounds like the ultimate carry

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'll gain attack...   read

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

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 Hannibal's awes...   read

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

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 legendary for voicing G...   read

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

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 scratched the su...   read

 
 
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League dev Riot Games purchased by Chinese company

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. "Our majority inv...   read

 
 
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