Entries in 'League of Legends' (39)

Riot also working on dedicated European League of Legends network

Riot also working on dedicated European League of Legends network

League of Legends is to receive a dedicated European network, mirroring that planned for the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 1:34PM in News
Five games grabbed 61% of Twitch views in Q4 2014

Five games grabbed 61% of Twitch views in Q4 2014

The range of games streamed on Twitch is certainly diverse, but five big hitters were very much in control of the video streaming service last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 4:03PM in News
2015 League of Legends World Championships to be held in Europe

2015 League of Legends World Championships to be held in Europe

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced the popular MOBA's World Championships will be held in Europe this October.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2015 at 6:46PM in News
Understanding eSports: A Brief History of eSports

Understanding eSports: A Brief History of eSports

For the first entry in our continuing coverage of the eSports market, MCV looks back at the growth of competitive gaming and sees where it could be headed in years ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 16th 2015 at 11:00AM in News

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US universities are offering League of Legends scholarships

US universities are offering League of Legends scholarships

The University of Pikeville in Kentucky is offering 20 scholarships for top League of Legends players this autumn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 2:55PM in News
Riot talking to ISPs about a dedicated North American League of Legends network

Riot talking to ISPs about a dedicated North American League of Legends network

Playing League of Legends in the US and Canada could soon be a smoother experience with the roll out of a dedicated network for the game in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 1:05PM in News
Riot keeping exclusive tabs on League of Legends merchandise

Riot keeping exclusive tabs on League of Legends merchandise

New official merchandise based on the hugely popular PC game League of Legends (LoL) will not be available for retailers to stock, developer Riot Games has said.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 11:34AM in News
27m viewers watched the 2014 League of Legends final

27m viewers watched the 2014 League of Legends final

Riot has revealed that 27m unique viewers streamed coverage of the League of Legends 2014 Finals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 4:00PM in News

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Razer eSports documentary coming soon

Razer eSports documentary coming soon

The first episode of a documentary following professional eSports players is set for release this Saturday.

on Nov 27th 2014 at 1:11PM in News
MOBA's battle to become a genre

MOBA's battle to become a genre

The ‘M’ in ‘MOBA’ may not stand for ‘Money’, but given the number of companies jumping on the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena bandwagon, it wouldn’t be hard to believe.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 7th 2014 at 11:40AM in News
League of Legends tops the global MMO revenue tables as F2P dominates subscriptions

League of Legends tops the global MMO revenue tables as F2P dominates subscriptions

Look, we don’t know if it’s an MMO or a MOBA, so don’t shout at us.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2014 at 4:14PM in News
League of Legends World Championship draws 40,000 fans

League of Legends World Championship draws 40,000 fans

An audience of approximately 40,000 eSports fans were in attendance at the recently concluded League of Legends finals in Seoul, South Korea.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 21st 2014 at 6:02PM in News

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INSIGHT: How smaller businesses can thrive in the new games industry

INSIGHT: How smaller businesses can thrive in the new games industry

Former Call of Duty marketing director Ian McClellan, who now operates his own agency Plug and Play, offers his advice on coping with the transition of the games industry

on Sep 12th 2014 at 10:20AM in News
Riot is scrapping League of Legends' lore and starting over

Riot is scrapping League of Legends' lore and starting over

The story underpinning League of Legends is being rewritten to better serve the game it has evolved to become.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2014 at 11:31AM in News
45,000 expected to attend League of Legends 2014 World Championship final

45,000 expected to attend League of Legends 2014 World Championship final

eSports could hit a new milestone next month when the League of Legends 2014 World Championship takes place in South Korea.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 12:11PM in News
League of Legends appears on Coca-Cola

League of Legends appears on Coca-Cola

One of the world’s biggest games properties has tied up a deal with the world’s biggest soft drink.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2014 at 2:32PM in News

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MCV @ GAMESCOM: How eSports went from joke to juggernaut

MCV @ GAMESCOM: How eSports went from joke to juggernaut

For many, it seems laughable that a free-to-play game could rank alongside iconic singers and global television shows in terms of popularity.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 13th 2014 at 4:14PM in News
League of Legends World Championship boasts $2m prize pool

League of Legends World Championship boasts $2m prize pool

The upcoming League of Legends World Championship event will carry a $2m prize pool, developer Riot Games has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 10th 2014 at 11:50PM in News
VIDEO: 4.5m views and counting for animated League of Legends short

VIDEO: 4.5m views and counting for animated League of Legends short

A new League of Legends video called A New Dawn has racked up close to 5m views in just a single day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 12:37PM in News
Riot tests instant, permanent bans for toxic League of Legends players

Riot tests instant, permanent bans for toxic League of Legends players

Riot Games is attempting to crack down on the “extreme” toxic behavior that has plagued the online play of the studio’s popular MOBA League of Legends for years.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 10:41PM in News
Riot is closing League of Legends' public chat rooms

Riot is closing League of Legends' public chat rooms

Sometimes they’re wonderful, but there’s no denying that internet forums and chat rooms can at times be amongst the worst things ever to be devised by man.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 9:25AM in News
eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

New numbers suggest the boom in eSports is showing no sign of abating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2014 at 1:58PM in News
Game of Thrones promo planned in League of Legends

Game of Thrones promo planned in League of Legends

Game of Thrones promotions within League of Legends are coming, Riot Games has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 25th 2014 at 10:48PM in News
PC games market continues to show growth in 2013

PC games market continues to show growth in 2013

Global PC gamer spending increased year-over-year in 2013, in spite of a comparative lack of major new releases.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 5th 2014 at 4:18AM in News
League of Legends boasts 27m daily active players

League of Legends boasts 27m daily active players

Popular multiplayer online battle arena title League of Legends supports 27m active players on a daily basis, developer Riot Games has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 28th 2014 at 8:13AM in News