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  • Blog Post: MMO And MOBA Genres Continue Massive Success

    A new research study details the worldwide popularity of the MMO and MOBA genres, which League of Legends projected to pull in nearly a billions dollars. Super Data Research recently published its "MMO Market Report" (which lumps MOBAs like League of Legends into the MMO category). The study... More
  • Blog Post: Team Samsung White Wins The 2014 League Of Legends World Championship

    Korean pro-gaming team Samsung White won top honors at the League of Legends 2014 World Championship, taking home the title and the $1 million prize. The team beat out Star Horn Royal Club 3-1. This is the second year in a row Star Horn Royal Club took second place. Last year , SK Telecom T1 took home... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends Reveals Ascension Game Mode

    League of Legend's latest featured game mode, Ascension, has a new trailer today alongside some gameplay details. In Ascension, players will work together to take down Ancient Ascendant Xerath in the center of the map to acquire tremendous power. Players that take down Xerath will receive bonus health... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends And Esports At PAX Prime 2014

    At PAX Prime 2014, we sat down to chat with Riot Games’ VP of eSports Dustin Beck about League of Legends and the direction of things to come for the competitive moba. With eSports commanding bigger prize pools and attracting more viewers than ever, where’s Riot taking things next? “We’ve... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends Targets New Offenses

    The League of Legends Tribunal system has already existed as a tool to weed out toxic and offensive players, but new functionality will test the ability to target one of the major gripes in any given MOBA game – Intentional feeding. Offenders will be given a 14-day or permanent ban, making this... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends' New Cinematic Is Worth Watching Even If You Don’t Know The Characters

    I’ve played a bit of League of Legends, but it’s been months since I logged in and I have forgotten most of what I learned. I don’t know who the characters are or what makes them special amongst a sea of heavily stylized fighters. Thankfully, for the purposes of this cinematic, it really... More
  • Blog Post: Older League Of Legends Skin Codes Deactivated To Curb Scamming

    If you’re holding onto an unredeemed League of Legends skin code, you should read on. You’ve got a very limited time to get some help redeeming it before it’s gone for good. Riot Games attends a number of events and, as a token of good will toward fans that visit them at PAX, Gamescom... More
  • Blog Post: In Service Of Corporate Culture, Riot Will Pay New Employees To Leave

    Riot Games is known for its rigorous hiring process that focuses on corporate culture and knowledge of League of Legends. Despite a rigorous interview regimen, sometimes the fit isn’t quite as good as hoped. Riot is taking steps to make a transition out in those situations as painless as possible... More
  • Blog Post: Riot Games Releases League Of Legends-Inspired Metal Song

    Some people love League of Legends. Some people love metal music. Some of those people are the same. Appealing to the overlapping slice of those audiences, the band Pentakill creates metal music inspired by Riot's flagship title. Riot describes Pentakill as a "passion project created by a number... More
  • Blog Post: League of Legends One For All Mode Is Back

    From May 29 to June 8, League of Legends players will be able to play a special game mode known as One For All: Mirror Mode. Players essentially vote on a single champion before the game begins, and then all players will play the champion in a Howling Abyss mirror match! Just think about the possibilities... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Free-To-Play Game?

    Free-to-play may not be the complete and total future of video game distribution, but many indicators point to it being a very important part of it. What's your favorite game you've played that you didn't have to pay to download? I nursed a temporary Candy Crush addiction , and I enjoyed... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 4/18/2014

    Unsurprisingly, parts of the office are still obsessed with Dark Souls II and Infamous: Second Son, and likely will be for the foreseeable future. Others are planning to put time into League of Legends, possibly inspired by the League of Legends Championship series currently happening. What are you planning... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 4/11/2014

    Sections of the office are still entranced by Dark Souls II, but with Game Informer’s official Dark Soul’s guru Daniel Tack at PAX East this weekend, how much success will they have? Probably not much, but at least the weather is finally nice enough where real life is no longing mimicking... More
  • Blog Post: Smite Officially Launches, Announces $200,000 Tournament

    After amassing more than 3 million registered players during its beta, Smite has officially launched, and with it comes a cinematic trailer and a tournament. Smite, the free-to-play MOBA which casts players in the roles of assorted mythological gods, begins its $200,000 tournament on Friday, March 28... More
  • Blog Post: Game Of Thrones Teaming Up With League Of Legends For Mash-Up Trailer

    As a way to promoting the upcoming new season of Game of Thrones , HBO is teaming up with Riot Games' League of Legends. According to an interview with Riot Games' vice president of eSports and merchandising, Dustin Beck, on alistdaily , HBO cold-called Riot Games anticipating a large overlap... More
  • Blog Post: League of Legends Adding New Game Mode

    There’s no new map, but there are new rules. In the next upcoming Featured Gameplay Mode, players will be able to participate in six-vs-six combat on the classic Summoner’s Rift map. This will create opportunities far outside the traditional lane composition and add some serious potential... More
  • Blog Post: GDC Awards To Honor Riot Games Founders, Anita Sarkeesian

    The organizers behind the Game Developers Conference scheduled for March 2014 have announced a number of special awards. Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the Feminist Frequency Tropes vs. Women in Video Games web series, and Riot Games founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill will be honored at the Game Developers... More
  • Blog Post: Riot: League Of Legends Averages 27 Million Players Per Day

    As the ability to sell out the Staples Center in Los Angeles for its championship finals demonstrated, League of Legends is one of the most popular competitive games in the world. Now, Riot has revealed just how popular its game has become. Today on its website , Riot revealed that its free-to-play MOBA... More
  • Blog Post: Riot Games Sees Decades Of Life In League Of Legends

    Riot Games, which brought the MOBA genre to mainstream audiences, has built a business around a game concept that evolves through balancing, new player characters, and player ingenuity. In many ways, the concept behind good MOBAs is similar to well-crafted collectible card and miniature games. For that... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends Championship Series 4 Begins

    The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Season 4 has officially begun. League of Legends and Riot Games continue to push the MOBA into the eSports spotlight with the LCS. LCS matches are streamed live and can be viewed here . If you’d rather check out the action live, tickets are available... More
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