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 Friday 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 Thursday 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 Monday 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 Now just four months later, Piglet's coach announced that he's been replaced by a relative rookie in the starting line-up.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

League Of Legends' Latest Character Skin Is Damn Cool, Damn Expensive

Meet DJ Sona. She doesn't just look radically different from her old self/selves, she also sounds different. Using her mighty technicolor turntable, she can alter League of Legends' entire soundtrack. Oh, and she has multiple forms. The only drawback? A possible deal-breaker of a price tag. » 2/03/15 9:45pm 2/03/15 9:45pm

Only One LGBTQ Person Allowed Per Team In LoL Tournament [UPDATE]

Garena, operator of League of Legends in places like Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and the Philippines, is hosting an all-women eSports competition. Hurrah! There's just one problem: they've put a limit on the number of LGBTQ people allowed per team because they might offer an "unfair advantage." » 2/03/15 2:45pm 2/03/15 2:45pm

A Classy Way To Settle A Dispute In League Of Legends

Figuring out who's going to do what before a League of Legends battle officially begins is as crucial a process as it is a rushed one. Tensions can run very high as a result. Three players had a wonderful way to pre-empt any name-calling when a potential conflict suddenly reared its head recently: with rock, paper,… » 1/23/15 10:45am 1/23/15 10:45am