League of Legends is making runes free and removing the level cap this coming preseason. IP and blue essence will combine into the latter as a single currency earned across levels to purchase champions, chroma and more.
European esports organization H2K issued a letter yesterday to the League of Legends community, saying it will not continue to participate in the European League Championship Series unless Riot Games creates a better financial structure for teams.
As part of their annual “hackathon,” several Riot Games employees created a 2D platformer based on community suggestions. The game, called Ziggs Arcade Blast, is now available to play.
A court in The Netherlands ruled late last week that Riot must compensate retired Dutch footballer Edgar Davids after determining that a League of Legends champion skin infringed on his personal rights.
The League Champions Korea Operations Committee has issued a ‘caution’ penalty to SK Telecom T1's Junsik “Bang” Bae for a reply to one of his viewers during a League of Legends stream in February 2017.
The uncertain future of our nation’s health care system, or being ground to death by a giant cyborg?
League of Legends player Nightwind42 has a hobby: cataloguing and ranking every single one of the bugs that afflict Mordekaiser, one of LoL’s champions. And there are a lot of them.
Securing a Baron kill can often swing a game of League of Legends in either team’s favor. In today’s matches in the League Master Series in Taiwan, ahq e-Sports’ jungle player made a flashy play to take the advantage for himself.
As more and more money has flooded into the esports industry, player rights have been a hot topic across multiple games. Careers in esports can be extremely short, making it all the more important to ensure that players receive their fair share of the profits their work generates. With that in mind, Riot Games,…
Compete’s video team headed to the University of Utah to check out their varsity esports program, which began as a League of Legends fan club that grew into the student-run organization Crimson Gaming, which helped pave the way for the school’s official scholarship program for budding pro gamers. (UPDATE: 5:00 pm- …
The North American League Championship Series is restructuring to become more like the NFL or NBA with 10 established teams locked into place rather than an ever-shifting lineup of teams each season.
SKT T1 has long been the most dominant force in League of Legends, winning three Worlds championships. Given the results of today’s Mid-Season Invitational finals, it doesn’t look like that’s changing anytime soon, as SKT T1 beat G2 for the MSI title, 3-1.
Red Canids were set to be a team to watch in League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, which kicks off today, but now they’re in the spotlight for an entirely different reason. After posting a racist joke to Twitter, Felipe “YoDa” Noronha has been served with a three-game suspension, and a $2,000 fine.
Meet the pigeon that swooped into Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver where the League of Legends spring season finals are being held. It flew around a bit and drove the crowd wild, proving not matter how advance entertainment gets, people fucking love when animals interrupt sporting events.
With the last few playoff games for the spring split closing out in the coming weeks, the League of Legends season has almost reached its midpoint. Traditionally a time when competitive play takes a break and sweeping design changes can be made that radically shift approaches to the game, Riot has announced the first…
Just as the history of conventional sports is essentially a history of cheating, the same is true of gaming. In the modern day, though, with billions of dollars involved in competitive gaming, cheating is shadier, more consequential, and involves rewards far greater than the free lives offered up by the infamous …
Team houses have been upheld as the ideal model for professional gamers and professional teams to maintain the optimal practice environment. But over the last 24 hours, a raft of allegations have come out about the living conditions for Tainted Minds, one of Australia’s top eight League of Legends teams.
Riot Games has laid out a tentative road map for League of Legends updates coming in 2017. In a new “Riot Pls,” lead producer New001 goes over the checklist, including changes to runes and phasing out the old Adobe Air client.
Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng will be playing for Team Liquid for the rest of the League of Legends spring split, after a last-minute trade from Team SoloMid earlier this week. The game’s all-time leader regular season kills, he’ll need to start racking them up in a hurry.
As long-running games evolve, the older bits of design begin to show their rust. For a game with a lifespan like League of Legends, which has been around for almost a decade, there’s plenty of old gears that don’t turn like they used to. One of those rusty bits, Galio, is next up to receive a spruce and shine.