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1 month ago

The latest League Of Legends Worlds song is no Warriors, but what is?

The League Of Legends 2020 Season World Championship starts next week, which means it's time for another song and music video about being really good at video games. This year, Riot's music team have drafted Jeremy McKinnon (the lead singer of A Day To Remember) and mononymous singers MAX and Henry for a song called Take Over. Does it top Warriors, the Worlds 2014 song…

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Tencent’s investments in Epic and Riot Games have caught the attention of the US government

Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent have managed to draw the eyes of the US government for their dealings with American companies like Riot and Epic Games. Tencent own the former and have a 40% stake in the latter, not to mention ties with Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, Discord, and more. Now, a government agency want to know how Tencent are handling the security of Americans' personal data.

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2 months ago

League Of Legends virtual K-pop girl group K/DA return with a new single

Of all the self-indulgent fancies which games companies blow marketing budgets on, my favourite is League Of Legends putting out K-pop from a virtual girl group of real singers pretending to be League wizards. K/DA is their name, and last night they released a new single to herald a new EP. Yes, a whole EP of songs from people kinda pretending to be video game…

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3 months ago

Spirit Blossom event spans League Of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Runeterra

Riot Games today kick off a new cross-game event starts today in League Of Legends and its two gamebabies, Teamfight Tactics and Legends Of Runeterra. Spirit Blossom is its name, and apparently it's inspired by "anime". Y'know, just anime, broadly anime. The event will bring new themed skins and cosmetic bits for all three games, as well as a new character and the return of…

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4 months ago

Valorant’s anti-cheat has a hidden message to recruit hackers

If you're looking to build a team to stop people hacking your game, why not reach out to the people who are trying to hack your game? That's an idea Riot Games had with Valorant and League Of Legends, hiding a little recruitment message inside part of their anti-cheat system. If you're poking around in their gameguts, they might be interested in your skills.

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5 months ago

Riot Games suspended an executive over his “abhorrent” Facebook post about George Floyd [update: he’s gone]

Mere days after Riot Games publicly declared a commitment to combating racism and injustice, they've needed to launch an investigation into one of their own executives for posting some real iffy garbage about the police killing of George Floyd on Facebook. It's not the best look for a company still trying to recover from revelations of a rotten workplace culture of discrimination and harrassment. The…

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League Of Legends cartoon series Arcane is delayed

Arcane, the cartoon set in the world of League Of Legends, will not be out this year. Riot Games announced yesterday that the global pandemic has somewhat hindered production, so they're pushing it into 2021. Riot say they are "bummed" about the hold-up but "need to balance our excitement for the story with the safety and well-being of our teams and partners." Yes, important to…

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This League Of Legends player’s mispress turned into a crab-powered victory

Hitting the wrong hotkey during a MOBA is usually cause for great embarrassment and disparagement. For one lucky League Of Legends team recently, a slip-up miraculously turned into swift and accidental victory. League player "MarviAkaMarv" this week shared a cracking little video of a surprising win that came about after accidentally summoning a giant monster when they meant to do something far more mundane. It…

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6 months ago

League Of Legends brings back Pick URF today and starts the Pulsefire event

The wacky Pick URF mode returns to League Of Legends tonight for another few weeks, once again turbocharging wizards' abilities for intense MOBA murders. It's pretty popular. Today's also the start of Pulsefire 2020, a timecop-themed event with missions, cosmetic rewards, new paid skins, and a messy blast of other loot.

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League Of Legends client speed improvements have hit some snags

Several months into a project to improve the League Of Legends client, Riot Games say they've made measurable improvements but also hit a few snags. After making progress enzoomening client startup times, Riot say it actually backslid a bit. But they're not done, they think some slowdown might be caused by the state of *frantic gesture* all this, and they have more plans for speed…

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7 months ago

Feature: In league with yourself

How emotional investment in League Of Legends lets you be your best and worst self

Recently, the MOBA juggernaut League Of Legends introduced a new feature, called Eternals. Billed as a way to “highlight your accomplishments and prove your mastery”, they are essentially stat-trackers for individual champions that you play, allowing you to document both basic accomplishments such as your lifetime number of takedowns on your chosen character, as well as more champion-specific achievements, such as the number of kills…

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Feature: All the new champions

TFT tier list: all the champions in set 3

With a brand new set arriving in Teamfight Tactics comes a new host of champions to combine into your desired TFT comp. Some old favourites have now gone, while new faces not seen before in TFT are making their debut. So to familiarise yourselves with the champions and their stats, here are all their stats and abilities.

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Feature: All confirmed champions

TFT synergies: all the new origins and classes in Set 3

Much like the previous season change, Teamfight Tactics Set 3 changes the entire roster of champions in the game. This time every champion is themed around the space theme, with some champions taking inspiration from established concepts from within the League of Legends universe. So expect to see cybernetic variants of Fiora, or the "Star Guardians" that have an uncanny resemblance to the Sailor Moon…

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Feature: All new tips for the Galaxies season

TFT guide: top tips to win in Teamfight Tactics Galaxies

Teamfight Tactics is entering its third season and this time, we're going to space. Forget all the fantasy stuff that you knew before and embrace the universe full of cybernetics, giant dragon starships, and even a group of galactic heroes. There's a lot that's new here so we're here to get you up to speed.

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8 months ago

Feature: All confirmed champions

TFT Set 3 champions: all the new origins and classes

Much like the previous season change, Teamfight Tactics Set 3 changes the entire roster of champions in the game. This time every champion is themed around the space theme, with some champions taking inspiration from established concepts from within the League of Legends universe. So expect to see cybernetic variants of Fiora, or the "Star Guardians" that have an uncanny resemblance to the Sailor Moon…

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