If there’s one thing Pokémon Go is missing (besides functioning servers, trading, battling, a tutorial, serious nerfs to Vaporeon’s stats, a clear indication of the rules surrounding gym battles, and easier ways to acquire Stardust) it’s a bespoke Pokéball-throwing experience that’s indistinguishable from hate-lobbing…
For a lot of people it’s the only game they play anyway, so why not make a shrine to it?
They may be sat behind a desk instead of being out on a field or court smashing into other humans, but that doesn’t mean esports players are immune from career-threatening injuries.
His name’s Ekko. He’s new. Be nice.
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.
Here's a spot on clip made by RHrealism, starring Garen from League of Legends with a couple of other champions and cute minions.
A forum post called "Open Letter to Parents of League of Legends Players" sounds like the worst thing you could click on all week, but hey, turns out it's actually a very practical guide for parents, to help them stop making their kids look like assholes.
You heard me.
League of Legends has changed so much, and so quickly, over the years that it's easy to lose sense of the game's rich history. Thankfully, there are always plenty of fans online to remind us that there was one a time when, say, Urgot wasn't the butt of quite so many cruel jokes. Poor Urgot.
Not just the game, but the community as well, in a funny but justifiable way.
The West is definitely catching up to Korea not just in terms of gameplay skills and popularity, but casting, too. A fun exhibition League of Legends match between two pros at this weekend's IEM tournament in San Jose were casted by no less than six commentators. And, as you can see and hear above, this caused some…
This isn't LEGO. Nor is it an official League of Legends product. But Chinese toy companies Decool and Bozhi care not for international copyright laws.
The League of Legends World Championship is one of the biggest prizes in esports. Given the field's struggles to be taken more seriously - even as it draws in bigger crowds and bigger bucks - this trailer for the event seems a bit out of place.
For 15 years, a young Chinese man was called a video game addict. He was looked down upon because of his hobby. But now, 15 years later, he's been vindicated. He's now an manager for a e-sports club in China.
In both 2011 and 2013, the servers of Riot Games, operators of League of Legends, were compromised. It’s easy to think the attacks were the work of a group of sophisticated criminals, but really, much of the work was done by a 21 year-old Australian.
The one good thing about the crazy amount of champions in League of Legends is the endless cosplay possibilities it can lead to. And this year's Anime Expo was full of LoL cosplay.
League of Legends' public chat rooms have long been crawling with scammers and all other manner of assholes. So developers Riot have decided to shut them down.
Professional gamers, like professional athletes, have their up and downs. When they disappoint, they have to face their fans and that's exactly what a Chinese League of Legends pro did.