For years now, gaming companies like Riot, Blizzard, and Twitch have been fighting online abuse and harassment in their own ways, to mixed results. Now they’re trying something different: Working together.
Riot Games revealed the drop rates for League of Legends’ loot crates yesterday, offering transparency for a system that until now has been opaque. This comes during a time when loot boxes have triggered a great deal of outrage among players, pundits, and even politicians.
In 2013, Riot - Civil Unrest was announced by developer Merge Games and went on to have a successful Indiegogo campaign. Four years later the game has finally arrived on Steam Early Access. Riot is a real-time riot simulator that puts you in control of either a large group of rioters or the police. As the rioters, you…
Since League of Legends migrated their servers from L.A. to Chicago, serious gamers in Hawaii have experienced bad latency, The Outline reported today. Hawaiian gamers are disadvantaged by the lag, and reportedly, there have been no internationally-competing professional Hawaiian LoL players since the switch.
Today, Riot banned 16 Oceanic League of Legends players for infractions ranging from toxicity to account sharing. That’s 40% of the Oceanic Challenger Series’ eight-team league.
Today, League of Legends publisher Riot announced an unprecedented $300 million deal with Major League Baseball spin-off streaming company BAMTech, who will handle LoL broadcasting. Among other things, BAMTech will release a streaming app for the esport and oversee tournament streams on Twitch, the Wall Street Journal …
A rift between the developers at Riot Games and the competitive scene around their game, League of Legends, has been growing for some time. A new letter addressed to the company and signed by 18 different professional League teams shows it’s only getting worse.
Samsung Galaxy fought great, but SK Telecom T1 was hands-down the better fighter. And after adding a third championship to their name in just four years, it’s safe to say they are the best team in League of Legends history. That outcome seemed just as inevitable before last night’s finals as after them. Of course SKT…
There were three teams representing South Korea when the League of Legends World Championships began late last month. Now, a few weeks and many matches later, all three teams have made it through to the semifinals. SK Telecom T1, ROX Tigers, and Samsung Galaxy even did so without seeming to break a sweat, showing just…
League of Legends publisher Riot Games announced major changes to their revenue structure today, addressing concerns waged against Riot by esports figureheads last month.
Riot Games last Friday filed a lawsuit against LeagueSharp, a cheating software for League of Legends that automates gameplay, locates enemies and boosts accuracy, allowing players to gain experience at an inhuman rate. In the lawsuit, filed in California, Riot alleges that its 67 million LoL players per month are…
Overwatch and League of Legends are running neck and neck in the rankings for the most played game at South Korea’s internet cafes.
Attempting to put a stop to unfortunately unbalanced matches of teams of five versus teams of four and a disconnected person, Riot is adding a new command to League of Legends that will allow the short-staffed team a chance to bow out gracefully.
The old “Lollipoppy” skin was, hands-down, the creepiest thing that Riot ever made for League of Legends. The new enhanced version of Lollipoppy that launched yesterday with the champion’s massive overhaul carries on that fine tradition of haunting your dreams.
The new and (hopefully improved) Poppy is finally live in League of Legends. Now let the click-racing of champion select commence!
Here’s an interesting League of Legends statistic: Riot’s lead social systems designer Jeffrey “Lyte” Lin told Polygon in a story posted today that games that had a “role conflict or a position conflict in champion select” were 15% more toxic “no matter what happened in the game itself.” Glad they’re addressing that!
Three days after unveiling a sizable new figurine based on the popular League of Legends character, Riot Games decided to cancel the statue’s release in the face of strong criticism from fans. The problem? People were upset by the statue’s face, which barely resembles the character it’s meant to portray.
Out with the old, in with the new. Riot’s released a champion spotlight for Poppy 2.0, the long-awaited rework of one of League of Legends’ oldest and most outdated playable characters. She looks really neat! This probably means she’s coming into the main game in the next week or two, too.
This is the new Quinn, a ranged archer character in League of Legends who fights with a giant vicious eagle named “Valor” perched on her shoulder. She’s a lot like the old Quinn, only she’s become much more...intimate with her bird friend.
Today is a very special day for longtime League of Legends fans. Today is the day that Riot finally brought Poppy back.