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Rumor: ESPN in discussions to pay Riot Games $500 million to broadcast League of Legends - UPDATED

By David Craddock, May 23, 2016 12:30pm PDT

ESPN already launched an eSports Twitter account and pays writers to cover the eSports scene. Now it's looking to augment its coverage of virtual sporting events by broadcasting League of Legends, according to a report published by PVP Live.


"Best I can do is 3.99$ + two tickets to "man with the briefcase on ice" "

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Rising Thunder developer acquired by Riot Games; alpha will shut down next week

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 08, 2016 12:14pm PST

League of Legends developer Riot Games has acquired Radiant Entertainment and that may not bode well for Rising Thunder, which will see its alpha get shut down next week.


"Shame, this was the first fighting game that many people (myself included) have shown any ..."

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League of Legends implements penalty system for LCS and esports

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 23, 2016 12:55pm PST

Part of becoming a legitimate sport is instituting a legislative body that enforces a vast list of guidelines. League of Legends has reached that point.


Chinese company Tencent purchases League of Legends developer Riot Games

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2015 9:58am PST

One of the biggest MOBA games in the world has been purchased by one of the largest companies in China.


"Eh, they own Epic too and they don't seem to have gone to shit. "

- BeowolfSchaefer see all 14 comments

League of Legends reveals new Champion, Tahm Kench, the River King

By Daniel Perez, Jun 26, 2015 9:38am PDT

A new Champion has been announced for Riot Games' League of Legends.


League of Legends is headed to Windows 10

By Daniel Perez, Mar 18, 2015 6:35am PDT

League of Legends is heading to Windows 10 thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and Tencent.


"If you are matched with them then your MMR is bad enough to deserve it. "

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League of Legends gets new Ascension mode

By Robert Workman, Sep 10, 2014 3:00pm PDT

It's time for a five-on-five battle for a race to 200 points in Riot Games' addictive online game.


"League of Legends gets new Ascension mode. But just how well does it stand against Amazon’s ..."

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Riot Games producing three-part Road To Worlds documentary

By Robert Workman, Sep 05, 2014 3:30pm PDT

With the World Championship at stake, Riot Games has announced a three-part documentary that will focus on devoted League of Legends tournament players around the world.


Blizzard, PlayStation Network, and more under wide DDoS attack [Update: FBI now investigating]

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 24, 2014 2:42am PDT

A group of hackers have come forward and claimed responsibility for ongoing DDoS attack.


"I know earlier in the week there were issues with Arenanet and the servers for Guild Wars 2, ..."

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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.


"I would love to find some shackers to play LoL with. I solo queue it, ranked 13 or so. ..."

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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.


"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!


"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...


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

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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.


"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.


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

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