An Embarrassing Way To Lose In League Of Legends

Developing "map awareness" is crucial to playing at your best in League of Legends. Otherwise, you might suddenly find yourself wondering: "How the hell did we lose when I was kicking so much ass?" YouTuber SSF4MANIA recently showed how these worst-laid plans of League players can end up going seriously awry: » 3/02/15 1:06pm Yesterday 1:06pm

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 2/23/15 5:20pm

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

Stats Suggest Most League Of Legends Players Actually Aren't Jerks

League of Legends' community doesn't exactly have the best reputation for sportsmanlike conduct or grace in defeat. It's a rough neighborhood, folks say in hushed, fearful tones while chattering in Internet speakeasies, especially for newcomers. Riot, however, would like to refute that claim. With numbers. » 11/13/14 8:30pm 11/13/14 8:30pm

League Of Legends Restricting Toxic Players From Ranked Games

League of Legends has been waging a war on player toxicity—that is, widespread misbehavior, not dangerously high levels of secreted poison—for years, and Riot's latest attempt to rein in meanness has players talking. In short, poor sports can now be restricted not only from chat, but also from ranked play entirely. » 9/23/14 7:00pm 9/23/14 7:00pm