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  • 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
  • Blog Post: HBO Panel Scoffs At eSports

    HBO's Real Sports with Byrant Gumbel recently ran a story on eSports, specifically Riot Games' League of Legends. However, many of the panelists don't think it's a sport at all. The clip below is the panel's reaction to reporter Soledad O'Brien's piece on the League of Legends... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Riot Comments Again On LCS Streaming Policy

    Update #2: Following outcry from players and fans, along with a strong reaction from some of the developers whose titles were on the banned list, Riot will be amending its approach to streaming. The news comes by way of another comment on Reddit from Riot director of eSports Whalen Roselle. Hey everyone... More
  • Blog Post: Developers Comment On League Of Legends Streaming Prohibition

    Earlier this week, we reported that Riot Games' contract with sponsored players includes some new prohibitions on streaming . The agreement includes a long list of titles that League players aren't allowed to broadcast, including Blizzard games, competing MOBAs, and even Sony's Fat Princess... More
  • Blog Post: HBO's Real Sports Visits The League Of Legends Championships

    Tomorrow night on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Soledad O'Brien reports from the recent League of Legends championships at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. You'll get a look from the event and behind the scenes with members of the Riot Games team. Riot Games sold over 13,000 seats... More
  • Blog Post: Some Limited Edition League Of Legends Skins Coming Back

    In 2009 through 2011, Riot Games released a number of limited edition League of Legends skins during special events. These were sold with a promise that they would never be featured in the store again. For those that have been eager to get their hands on them, the window is opening once more. In order... More
  • Blog Post: The League Of Legends 2013 World Championship Begins Today

    The third season League of Legends World Championship begins today, ending October 4, and Riot Game has released a video for the event to get everyone excited. If you're not already there in person at the event, which is taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles , unfortunately, you've... More
  • Blog Post: EVE Online Lead Designer Joins League Of Legends

    Lead designer at CCP Games for EVE Online, Kristoffer Touborg, recently announced that he will be relocating to Dublin to begin working with Riot Games on League of Legends. Touborg made the announcement of his career change on Facebook where he expressed a great appreciation for the opportunty to work... More
  • Blog Post: Riot Sells Out League Of Legends Finals At Staples Center

    On October 4, Riot Games will be holding the season three finals for League of Legends at the Staples Center in Los Angeles . Last week, tickets went on sale and were gone in approximately one hour. We'd like to tell you that you have another chance, but that has passed, and it went quickly. The... More
  • Blog Post: League of Legends Pro Players Are Eligible For Athlete Visas

    Pro gamers are athletes, at least in the eyes of the U.S. government. In a recent interview, Riot Games' Nick Allen revealed that foreign League of Legends players are now eligible for the same travel visas that are available to professional athletes. The news came in an interview with Gamespot UK... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends Next Championship To Be Held At The Staples Center In LA

    On October 4, 2013, top League of Legends players from around the world will gather in Los Angeles to compete for a share of the $2 million championship prize pool. This brings the total cash awards for this League of Legends Season 3 to over $8 million. Riot Games, developer of League of Legends, expects... More
  • Blog Post: Impressive League Of Legends Cinematic Breathes Life Into The Champions

    Riot Games, the developer behind League of Legends, the massively popular free-to-play PC game, have released an impressive cinematic that pits the game's champions against one another. Riot Games also released a behind-the-scenes video detailing the creation of the cinematic. They break down how... More
  • Blog Post: Kill Screen's Two5Six Explores Intersection Of Gaming And Other Disciplines

    On a rainy day in Brooklyn, New York, Kill Screen Magazine assembled an eclectic pool of speakers befitting its erudite approach to the video game medium. Gathered on the third floor of the Invisible Dog Art Center (originally home to the factory responsible for the eponymous novelty toys), Kill Screen... More
  • Blog Post: League of Legends For Mac Now In Open Beta

    Mac gamers can now join in on the League of Legends fun – currently enjoyed by 32 million active players according to developer Riot Games – with the new open beta. The beta contains a fully native game client, meaning Mac players will receive the same service as their PC-using counterparts... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Attending Gamescom This Year

    Nintendo didn’t attend Gamescom last year, missing out on Europe’s biggest gaming trade show, but it is returning to this year. "Nintendo's return is an absolute highlight for our community, exhibitors and trade visitors from around the world,” Gamescom project manager Tim... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends' New Patch Is Live

    The latest update to Riot Games' hit game is now available, and signals a new season of competition in League of Legends. The Season 3 patch adds a brand new league system for ranked play, as well as various balance tweaks and bug fixes. You can see the whole list of changes at Riot Games' site... More
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