The Story Behind League of Legends' Newest Hero Is, Once Again, Nonsense

Riot released an animated short yesterday that gives a backstory for The Bard, League of Legends' newest incoming champion. Like all things League, the film is very cool. So cool, in fact, that you might find yourself thinking: "Hey, I bet this game has a killer story!" But what is that story? I have no fucking clue. » 3/06/15 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

League Of Legends Is Now Rewarding People For Playing Nice On Teams​

In its ongoing war against the toxic parts of League of Legends' community, developer Riot Games has kicked off a promising initiative to encourage teamwork and collaboration between players. For the next two weeks, people who play games with teams of friends are eligible for big Influence Points rewards. » 3/03/15 1:00pm Tuesday 1:00pm

My First Few Weeks With League Of Legends Were Nothing Like I Expected

"I'm very new to this," I typed, "just to warn y'all." A second later, someone responded: "You're a smurf, aren't you?" "What's a smurf?" I asked. "Yep," another wrote, "definitely a smurf." This was a few weeks ago, right before the fifth, maybe sixth game of League of Legends I had ever played. » 2/27/15 11:10am 2/27/15 11:10am

Riot Just Changed League Of Legends' Jungle And Players Are Furious

Riot put out a new patch for League of Legends this week—an occasion that the game's legions of fans always await with bated breath. Anticipation curdled into disappointment once players realized the developer had made some unwelcome changes that could have a profound impact on one of the competitive multiplayer… » 2/26/15 1:45pm 2/26/15 1:45pm

Why Riot Is Pissed Off At A League of Legends Streamer

If you're a popular League of Legends eSports player, who actually owns the streams of your matches? That's a complicated question, but in the case of ultra-popular pro Sanghyuk "Faker" Lee, the answer seems clear cut. Another streamer, however, found a loophole that's thrown it all into question. And controversy. » 2/23/15 5:20pm 2/23/15 5:20pm

One Of League Of Legends' Best Players Gets Benched

When the North American League of Legends pro team Team Curse picked up Korean player Chae "Piglet" Gwang-jin last year, they thought they'd signed one of the best players in the world. Now just four months later, Piglet's coach announced that he's been replaced by a relative rookie in the starting line-up. The sudden… » 2/17/15 4:10pm 2/17/15 4:10pm