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League of Legends 4.13 patch buffs Sona and issues changes across the board

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 31, 2014 12:45pm PDT

With the League of Legends World Championships coming up, Riot is deploying a massive patch.

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"I will note that League ran A LOT better on a shitty CPU/Graphics Card than Dota2 did, but that ..."

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League of Legends ushers in 'A New Dawn' with new cinematic trailer

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 22, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Riot would like to remind everyone of their own MOBA giant with a new six-minute cinematic trailer.

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"its gotta just be fanservice for people who are really into their waifus already. It really goes ..."

- Chipwarrior see all 13 comments

Shacknews Live: League of Legends... Take 2! [Update: It's over!]

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 04, 2014 8:45am PDT

Last week, Shacknews' Sam Leichtamer attempted to play through League of Legends live on the Shacknews Twitch channel. It didn't quite work out so well, because of some technical difficulties. Now Sam returns to try again. And by golly, this time, it's going to happen!

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"see what I mean about checking with the chatty folks for capture gear tips? :)"

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Shacknews Live: League of Legends [Update: Technical difficulties! Enjoy PvZ! Also, stream's over!]

By Shack Staff, May 29, 2014 8:30am PDT

The Shacknews video crew has a strong affinity for League of Legends, especially Shacknews' Sam Leichtamer. Today, Sam demonstrates her League of Legends talents to a captive Shacknews audience, as she's joined by the video team's Joe and Andrew (via robot, of course) on the...

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"I thought Riot didn't publish firm numbers for league. where did you get these?"

- Horn see all 83 comments

How to use League of Legends' least-loved Champion

By Steve Watts, May 28, 2014 10:15am PDT

A new Shacknews video series looks at League's least popular characters, and attempts to crack the nut of how to actually make good use of them.

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"Use your jungle lanes well. She has practically free reign around the map. You can clear up ..."

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League of Legends 'All-Star' trailer hypes regional tournament

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2014 9:00am PDT

Riot Games has released a trailer highlighting the best regional teams in preparation for the All-Star 2014 tournament this weekend.

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"It's going to be interesting to see how this event goes. SKT K (they won the world ..."

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League of Legends introduces Braum, the first tank support

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2014 8:30am PDT

League of Legends is getting a new champion, which Riot says is the first "true tank support" character.

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"Honestly, newbie I-don't-know-what-the-fuck-is-happening LoL/DotA is so much goddamn fun. ..."

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League of Legends gets more human-like bots

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 16, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Pratice makes perfect in League of Legends, especially if it's against AI bots. That's why Riot has adjusted bot behaviors to act more human.

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"Don't be fooled... Those aren't "more human like bots" those are mouthy preteens being paid in ..."

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April Fools: League of Legends tests Ultra Rapid Fire (URF) mode

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 01, 2014 8:30am PDT

"The guiding principle of Ultra Rapid Fire is that players make plays, and making plays feels good."

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League of Legends & Game of Thrones to get official mash-up trailer

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 24, 2014 10:45am PDT

League of Legends is coming to HBO. Sort of. A new partnership between developer Riot Games and the subscription cable network will result in a mash-up trailer starring characters from the MOBA and Game of Thrones. How quaint.

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"HBO was a sponsor of LCS this week. I'm guessing this isn't as simple as Riot spending cash to ..."

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League of Legends bringing Team Builder mode into beta

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 03, 2014 12:00pm PST

League of Legends is bringing a new Team Builder mode into beta, which allows players to set their champion, role, and position prior to entering the game, in order to help bolster teamwork.

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"In retrospect, I have no idea why it has taken a MOBA game this long to implement this."

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League of Legends boasts 27 million players daily

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 28, 2014 7:30am PST

Riot's free-to-play Dote 'em up League of Legends is kind of a big deal, you've probably heard, and even bigger than we knew. The developer has released new figures revealing that 27 million players are LoLing ever day, and 67 million every month, boasting that this makes Lo...

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"No I can see it. While I do think Dota 2 is mechanically superior in some ways, LoL has a ..."

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League of Legends locking character roster to help new players

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 16, 2014 8:30am PST

Even as perhaps the most straightforward of Dote 'em ups, League of Legends throws an awful lot at new players to learn quickly. Part of the problem is the free-to-play game only offers a selection of characters to everyone for free and rotates this selection regularly, so j...

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League of Legends hacked, 120,000 transaction records accessed

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 20, 2013 6:30pm PDT

Riot's League of Legends is the latest to suffer at the hands of hackers, with 120,000 transaction records from 2011 accessed.

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"Looks like its only North America according to that statement, so other areas should be okay? ..."

- Nehvrook see all 6 comments

League of Legends players recognized as pro athletes by US government

By Steve Watts, Jul 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Riot Games has announced that the US government now officially recognizes League of Legends players as professional athletes.

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"Athletic: physically active and strong; of or pertaining to athletes; involving the use of ..."

- pizzaput see all 39 comments