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  • Blog Post: Riot Games Purchases Radiant Entertainment, Seth Killian’s Rising Thunder Alpha Closing

    Radiant Entertainment is under new ownership. The studio announced today that it has been purchased by League of Legends developer Riot Games. Radiant has been working on two titles. Stonehearth (no relation to Blizzard’s Hearthstone), is a voxel building game. Rising Thunder, a competitive robot... More
  • Blog Post: Tencent Now Complete Owner Of League Of Legends Dev Riot Games

    Tencent Holdings, a large Chinese media and investment company, has purchased Riot Games remaining equity. The company purchased a majority stake in the League of Legends developer in 2011, but now completely owns the MOBA studio. The news was announced on December 15, as Riot shared with employees a... More
  • Blog Post: BBC Three To Stream League Of Legends World Championships

    British institution the BBC will stream the League of Legends World Championship starting on October 15, along with supplemental coverage. All four days of the quarterfinals will be online at BBC Three live from Wembley, with interviews with players and fans, as well as commentary from casters Leigh... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Riot Investment In Curse Nearly $30 Million, Topping Previous Investment Rounds

    Update: An SEC filing has added color to Riot Games' investment in Curse. The League of Legends developer appears to have invested $29,999,999 in Curse. This amounts to more than Curse's initial round of $12 million funding and series B $16 million funding. Additionally, Riot director of business... More
  • Blog Post: Razer’s League Of Legends Scouter Gives You The 411 On Your Opponents

    Razer has found a way to give League of Legends players a leg up in competition while remaining in compliance with Riot guidelines. The new League of Legends Scouter integrates with Razer Comms, a secure voice-over-IP (VOIP) service. LoL Scouter displays the following details not readily available in... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends Champions Put Aside Their Differences To Make Epic Cosplay Video

    Riot Games, developer of the wildly popular League of Legends, challenged the Youtubers behind Sneaky Zebra to make a cosplay music video. Looks like they won. The video shows off some truly impressive work from the likes of Tabba Cosplay and Selastori Cosplay . Over thirty champions are featured, from... More
  • Blog Post: League of Legends Fan Issues Plea To Parents Of Players

    We've all experienced moment as kids when the parents exercise their dictatorial power, reaching for the power button and killing your progress in a game. Their hearts may be in the right place, but it's not always a considerate action. This is especially true during online games where a disappearing... More
  • 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: 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: 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: 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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