For The First Time, A Banned League Of Legends Pro Gets Second Chance

Last night, Riot put out an update about the status of several high-profile League of Legends players who’ve been suspended or banned from the game due to their toxic behavior. Buried in the details was an interesting detail: in an unprecedented move, one player’s permaban from competitive play was removed entirely. » 4/01/15 1:30pm Yesterday 1:30pm

Why A League Of Legends April Fool's Joke Has Fans Freaking Out

Your League Of Legends Plays Aren't Always As Awesome As You Remember

You might feel like a total badass for the way you held down your lane against three—three!—enemy champions in that last game of League of Legends. But let's all be thankful that the game doesn't automatically record everything. Because stuff rarely looks as graceful as we remember it. » 3/30/15 12:15pm Monday 12:15pm

The Invisible League Of Legends Attack Bug Riot Can't Seem To Resolve

Bugs and glitches are an unfortunate fact of life that usually just have to be tolerated when playing a game as hugely popular as League of Legends. The story of one such bug that's teetered between irritating and insufferable got a lot more interesting this week after a player figured out how to reproduce it. » 3/27/15 4:50pm Friday 4:50pm

Superb Metroid Cosplay Makes Me Roll Into A Ball

How League Of Legends Enables Toxicity

For many people—even many gamers—"toxicity" and League of Legends go hand-in-hand. The game has a longstanding reputation for harboring a noxious player-base that continues to spew hateful epithets at one another despite developer Riot's best intentions to make them stop. The truth is a bit more complicated. » 3/25/15 11:30am 3/25/15 11:30am

One Small Thing I Love About Heroes Of The Storm

I recently added Heroes of the Storm to the growing pile of MOBAs that I've become hopelessly addicted to. And while I find the characters in Blizzard's new game lacking in some ways (like their skins), one thing really impresses me about it in comparison to League of Legends: the way the heroes talk to one another. » 3/23/15 4:30pm 3/23/15 4:30pm

One Of League Of Legends' Worst Champions Made A Surprising Comeback

One of this past weekend's League of Legends championship series games shocked fans thanks to the arrival of a hero character who hasn't shown his hideously mutated face in the eSports scene in quite some time: Urgot. Even more unexpected was the way he carried his team to a resounding victory. » 3/23/15 10:50am 3/23/15 10:50am

This League of Legends Mod For Smash Bros. Will Never Be Played

In their free time, some Riot developers made a Smash Bros. mod that League of Legends-ified the game. Sadly, Super League Bros. (as I like to call it) will most likely never see the light of day since Riot said it was "just for fun." At least we can gaze upon some fuzzy pictures and dream of what could have been. » 3/20/15 12:30pm 3/20/15 12:30pm

"Thug" League Of Legends Team Keeps Getting Big Suspensions

So, this is Rich Gang eThugs. They're an Australian team that competes in League of Legends' Oceanic Pro League. And, in keeping with the spirit of their name, their members just keep on getting suspended. » 3/19/15 9:00pm 3/19/15 9:00pm

​The Problem With League Of Legends' Lore

Keeping track of lore in a MOBA often seems as valuable as watching porn for the story, to quote one recent critic of League of Legends' latest character reveal. I tend to agree. But YouTuber Gnarsies makes a good case for why having terrible lore really does matter—even for a seemingly plotless gaming genre. » 3/19/15 1:15pm 3/19/15 1:15pm

Tell Us Your Best Toxic MOBA Player Stories

Toxicity is a fact of life in popular MOBA games like League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, and Dota 2. No two toxic players are exactly the same, though. Encountering toxicity can even lead to genuinely heartfelt moments between people who've never met before. What's your most memorable run-in with MOBA toxicity? » 3/18/15 3:30pm 3/18/15 3:30pm

How One League Of Legends Champion Has Changed Over Five Years

You know what people say when admiring the glory of real-world teenagers: "They grow up so fast." The same goes for League of Legends characters. You just have to replace "grow up so fast" with "received a number of small but not insignificant changes over the course of many, many patches." My, how time flies! » 3/18/15 1:30pm 3/18/15 1:30pm

Why Bard Is Such An Exciting League Of Legends Champion

League of Legends' newly-minted "Bard" champion just dropped into the game by surprise yesterday. Players are extremely curious about this "wandering caretaker" and his potential in the game thanks to the big bearded guy's more...distinctive qualities. What makes him stand out, you ask? A few key things. » 3/13/15 1:00pm 3/13/15 1:00pm

In Defense Of Urgot, League Of Legends' Most Notorious Hero

League of Legends has so many different "champion" characters in its line-up at this point (more than 120) that some are inevitably going to be less popular than others. One guy in particular stands out, though, because he's become the butt of so, so many jokes: Urgot. » 3/12/15 12:30pm 3/12/15 12:30pm

A Hilariously Drawn Out League Of Legends Pentakill

Killing all five members of the opposing team within a few seconds of one another in League of Legends is such an impressive feat that it has its own name: "pentakill." Like many awesome League plays, it's also old hat by pro players' standards. Except for those great moments when it seems like you're so close to… » 3/11/15 4:40pm 3/11/15 4:40pm

League Of Legends Designer Admits They Messed Up The Jungle

Riot sounds like it’s already begun to absorb the harsh feedback it received after rejiggering League of Legends’ jungle in a recent patch. In an interview with GameSpot, designer Ryan “Morello” Scott acknowledged the jungle’s persistent problems and pointed to character tweaks as a possible solution. » 3/10/15 1:53pm 3/10/15 1:53pm