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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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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

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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Riot Games

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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League of Legends

League of Legends promotes new Champion with a browser game

Illaoi, the Kraken Priestess, is the newest Champion on the block for League of Legends. Riot Games is allowing players to get acquainted with her tough love personality by way of a minigame, which is playable in your browser. Basically, it...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' latest character is Illaoi, the Kraken Priestess

Riot really has a knack for designing awesome looking characters -- the latest Champion for League of Legends is no exception -- and Illaoi looks particularly cool. Her conceit is that she can summon tentacles for strong zoning potenti...   read

 
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Die nasty: League of Legends sees first two-time World Champion

In the League of Legends World Championship's fifth year, the contest saw a first: 2013 winners SK Telecom T1 became the first League of Legends team to win the game's top tourney twice. SK Telecom T1 actually debuted in 2013 as a relative...   read

 
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League of Legends' Kindred sports a killer kit and beautiful design

It's getting to the point where I'm starting to get lost when selecting a Champion in League of Legends. Sure, the newest kid on the block, Kindred, has a giant floating mask for an icon and the list is in alphabetical order, but with 127 c...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' crazy '5v5 One For All' mode returns this month

I've been playing League of Legends since the beta, and it's crazy to think that it's been over six years since then. It's also been two years since the "One For All" gametype debuted, which pits two teams of the same character against...   read

 
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G2A gets salty about Riot dropping League of Legends sponsorship

In case you haven't heard, Riot Games recently ended its sponsorship with G2A, a third-party key distribution site -- a move G2A calls "heavy-handed and potentially damaging." The thing is, this partnership ended in part due to G2A's own ac...   read

 
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BBC LoL

BBC Three will livestream the League of Legends World Championships

Over the last couple of years we have seen eSports become more and more accepted as a legitimate part of the public consciousness in America. Big eSports tournaments getting air time on networks like ESPN for example have been big moments f...   read

 
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League of Legends

Riot bans key reseller G2A from sponsoring League teams

G2A is fairly infamous among game developers. The site is a third-party key reselling site, which sells game keys users have acquired (through various means), often without the permission of the developer. This means that often no money fro...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends is getting 'Kindred,' an interesting new Champion

Liquid Tension Experiment's "Kindred" is a pretty great prog rock song. What does that have to do with this article? Nothing really! Anyways, League of Legends is adding a new Champion called "Kindred" (!) to the game, It's a character...   read

 
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Popular YouTuber banned from League of Legends for being toxic

If you've played League of Legends, you probably have at one time or another been linked to a video by Dunkey, a popular YouTuber who primarily produces debatably hilarious content involving League of Legends and other games. The abov...   read

 
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League of Legends

Amazon now sells League of Legends currency, we have codes to give away

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 Superhighway grea...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends switching to Chicago servers next week

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 publisher intends t...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends servers moving to Chicago to alleviate issues

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 location of Chica...   read

 
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League of Legends

Turns out League of Legends' Gangplank isn't actually dead

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 League of Legends...   read

 
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League of Legends

Riot killed my pirate husband Gangplank and removed him from League of Legends

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), but now he&rsqu...   read

 
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League of Legends

Pro League of Legends team goes undefeated

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 LCS team ...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' massive patch 5.14 is out

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 overhaul. The Ba...   read

 
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Gangplank gets a new spotlight after League of Legends rework

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 grant him silver,...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' massive HUD update is coming soon

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 timers, as well a...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' Gentleman Gnar might be the cutest skin ever

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 times cuter, especi...   read

 
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League of Legend's Tahm Kench is hard to play, but rewarding

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 hav...   read

 
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Tahm Kench looks like a beast in League of Legends

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 gains a bit of...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends gives Gangplank and Miss Fortune a makeover

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 since 2009, an...   read

 
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League

Riot is selling skin variation packs again for League of Legends

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, Caitlyn, Mast...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' latest champion is named Tahm Kench

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 he's tanky as ...   read

 
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Riot is teasing 'The River King' for League of Legends

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 River King, wh...   read

 
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Struggling with jungling in League of Legends? This video clears things up

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 game will go off ...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' latest patch focuses on Caitlyn and Twisted Treeline

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 specifically, where t...   read

 
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League impressions

League of Legends roundup: Azir, Kalista, Rek'Sai, Bard, and Ekko

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 Storm cau...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' fun Hexakill mode is going away again

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 teamfights. Sadly...   read

 
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Riot Games

Riot Games goes in-depth with League of Legends' new HUD update

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 you don't need to...   read

 
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Ekko, who looks like the Kid from Bastion, is out now in League of Legends

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 hitting them in suc...   read

 
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LoL bans

League of Legends debuts near-instant punishment system for toxic players

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 the player base. ...   read

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends getting championship winner skins

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 but you just d...   read

 
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Bard

Bard the Wandering Caretaker will soon join the cast of League of Legends

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, which he can ac...   read

 
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League of Legends' Curse of the Sad Mummy video is depressing

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 thi...   read

 
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League of Legends

Riot Games building dedicated network for League of Legends traffic

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, with the aim o...   read

 
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League of Legends getting arena-like Ascension mode

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 less cooldown b...   read

 
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Some quick thoughts on League of Legends' Braum and Gnar

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 obligations. Bu...   read

 
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Even if you aren't into League of Legends, watch this cinematic

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...   read

 
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Toxic League of Legends players facing permanent bans

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 to sink your te...   read

 
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Check out all the changes to League of Legends' core map

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 having more vib...   read

 

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