League of Legends Articles
Secret Lab, makers of the popular Omega and Titan gaming chairs, announced a new collaboration with Riot Games this week to deliver a series of League of Legends-themed gaming chairs. The chairs are themed after three key heroes and the LoL-based pop group, K/DA.
League of Legends players have from now until August 28th to claim the first Rift Herald's Capsule that contains a in-game items. Collectively, all four capsules contain items totalling nearly $900. The Herald's Capsule contains two random Skin Shards, one random Legendary Skin Shard, and an exclusive emote. Once the first container is claimed, three more will arrive at 30-day intervals: the Red Buff's Capsule, Blue Buff's Capsule and a Baron's Capsule.
Reuters is reporting that Riot Games and Tencent Games are working cooperatively to develop a mobile version of League of Legends according to a trio of sources "with inside knowledge of the matter". A few years ago, Riot rejected the idea of mobile LoL after which Tencent developed a clone called Honour of Kings that was released in China. It subsequently became "the world's highest grossing multiplayer online battle arena game" in late 2015.
League of Legends has a new hero for players to check out. Sylas the Unshackled is a magic wielding damage dealer who uses "merciless magical attacks" that takes down enemies with "stone and steel".
Kotaku is reporting that Riot Games' COO Scott Gelb is suspended after an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct. The writer's sources have said that Gelb will be suspended for two months without pay. The information was disseminated to employees earlier in the week.
In one of the more intriguing pieces of news coming through the pipeline today is that Riot Games and Marvel Entertainment have teamed up to bring the world League of Legends comics! The first graphic novel will be called League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother and is being prepped for release in May.
Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok is one of League of Legends' biggest esports stars having been part of the championship winning SKT T1 team in 2013, 2015 and 2016 and strong showings in 2014 and 2017. This year he is not participating in the LoL World Championship, yet Faker is sharing his good fortune by donating all of his October streaming revenue for the month of October to the UN Foundation.
The League of Legends site has been updated with a first-look at the Worlds Season 2018 event details. From September 27th through November 19th, players will be able to take part in three events with "tons of rewards". The goodies train begins with an icon, four orbs and 200 tokens, with the ability to collect more tokens by winning a Worlds Pass first win of the day and for performance grades in every match.
Riot Games' Marc Merrill is at it again after setting the MMO-space afire last week with speculation that the company might be making an MMO. After having that dream bubble popped, the community settled for a few days before Variety took another run at him, this time asking him point-blank if Riot is making an MMO. Let's just say that Merrill was vague, but with enough obfuscation to make it seem that they might, perhaps, maybe, possibly be creating an MMO.
Riot Games has posted a new blog to lay out details of a new game mode called Nexus Blitz. Nexus Blitz will be part of the new Experimental Modes program that will see various new ways to play crop up a couple times per year. Experimental Modes program allows players to test new ways to play and allows devs a chance to "aggressively patch" before bringing it into the full game.
For all of us that have been breathlessly speculating about the possibility that Riot Games might be making an MMO, well, the joke's on us. Turns out that the Twitter post sent out by Riot Co-Founder Marc Merrill is something of a joke. North American Communications Director Justin Kranzl told Variety, "He was being playful around the release of this world map and wants to encourage our players to think of what Riot's long-term goals could look like."