Entries in 'League of Legends' (51)

League of Legends developer Riot reveals new LA HQ

League of Legends developer Riot reveals new LA HQ

Oh, so THIS is what owning the world’s world most popular game pays for?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 3:07PM in News
League of Legends to dominate the MOBA genre through 2016, analyst predicts

League of Legends to dominate the MOBA genre through 2016, analyst predicts

A slew of newcomers to the MOBA genre will do little to disrupt League of Legends’ dominance of the sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 2:53PM in News
SSE Arena at Wembley hosting LoL

League of Legends Worlds coming to London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin

The 2015 League of Legends World Championships are heading to Europe, and will be filling out stadiums in London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 9th 2015 at 5:14PM in News
Reddit mods sign League of Legends NDA with Riot

Reddit mods sign League of Legends NDA with Riot

It has emerged that most of the moderation team of the League of Legends subreddit have signed up to a non-disclosure agreement with developer Riot Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:44AM in News

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OPINION: The pitfalls to avoid in eSports documentaries

OPINION: The pitfalls to avoid in eSports documentaries

With the rising cultural phenomenon eSports has become, it's no wonder there is a rush to explain its many (many) facets to the confused uninitiated.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:30PM in News
League of Legends featuring in Chinese Windows 10 push

League of Legends featuring in Chinese Windows 10 push

League of Legends is being used to accelerate the adoption of Windows 10 in China thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and Tencent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 12:16PM in News
League of Legends to reward 'friendly' players with bonus Influence Points

League of Legends to reward 'friendly' players with bonus Influence Points

League of Legends is taking steps against hostility in its community by encouraging players to work together.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 4th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
Riot says it will protect League of Legends players from unauthorised spectator streaming

Riot says it will protect League of Legends players from unauthorised spectator streaming

League of Legends developer Riot has been forced to wade into a messy rights dispute involving the gameplay streaming of popular player Sanghyuk ‘Faker’ Lee.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 4:00PM in News

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ESL reveals biggest UK tournament for CS:GO and LoL

ESL reveals biggest UK tournament for CS:GO and LoL

The ESL UK Premiership, the company's largest tournament since 2010, has been announced today for UK-only Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends players to win £12,000.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 16th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
INTERVIEW: What does it take to be an eSports pro? MCV asks Alex 'Xpecial' Chu

INTERVIEW: What does it take to be an eSports pro? MCV asks Alex 'Xpecial' Chu

Alex ‘Xpecial’ Chu is a member of professional gaming side Team Liquid – and, as such, is one of the best League of Legends players in the world.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
INTERVIEW: Jason Yeh, head of EU eSports at Riot Games, on League of Legends' rise to the top

INTERVIEW: Jason Yeh, head of EU eSports at Riot Games, on League of Legends' rise to the top

With more than 27 million daily players and viewership numbers that rival national TV broadcasting, League of Legends is undeniably the biggest eSports title in the world.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 6th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
UPDATED: League of Legends tournament restricts LGBT players

UPDATED: League of Legends tournament restricts LGBT players

A Filipino tournament for female League of Legends players has come under fire after issuing new rules restricting the number of LGBT players allowed per team.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 4th 2015 at 9:28AM in News

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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
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
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