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Tencent takes full ownership of Riot Games

League of Legends developer Riot Games has sold the entirety of its remaining shares to Tencent. “Riot’s approach to compensation has always been about aligning the incentives of the company with Rioters, and also about ensuring that we compensate our talented team of professionals well,” the company said. “As a …

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Fans watched 360 million hours of the League of Legends World Championship

The League of Legends World Championship 2015 broke a number of records for developer Riot. In a blog post, the firm said that over the course of this year’s tournament, 360 million hours of live events were watched, almost doubling last year’s total of 194 million. Meanwhile, Riot also reports …

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Nasty players won’t be able to get new League of Legends loot

Toxic League of Legends players will be locked out of new content for the MOBA thanks to a new update. Included as part of Riot Games’ 2016 additions to the title – said to be the biggest in six years – the new loot system provides players with chests and …

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NBA team owners buy into League of Legends eSports, form NRG

An investment group led by Sacramento Kings co-owners Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov has bought a spot in this year’s League Championships Series (LCS). The team to fill the spot, NRG eSports, is currently being filled with talent including former SKT World Champion Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong and Lee “GBM” Chang-seok. …

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League of Legends World Championship opener had 1m concurrent Twitch viewers

Riot’s League of Legends World Championship draws to a close tomorrow and already it has drawn some huge viewer numbers online. Newzoo reports that a single match on the tournament’s first day gained over 1m concurrent viewers on Twitch alone. Since the beginning of the event there have been nearly …

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Can the BBC finally take eSports to the mainstream?

The BBC’s investment in eSports marks a potential turning point for the sector, leading experts say. For the first time in the UK, competitive gaming will no longer be the reserve of specialist streaming services but will instead be widely accessible thanks to the broadcast of the League of Legends …

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G2A labels Riot ban as an ‘aggressive attack’ on eSports

Riot’s decision to block advertising from select key resellers at the 2015 League of Legends World Championships has been heavily criticised by G2A. Earlier this week it was revealed that Riot had ordered teams at the event to pull all sponsored branding for the retailer. The move concerned a disagreement …

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BBC Three to live stream League of Legends World Championships

eSports are taking one step further into the mainstream as the BBC has announced it will be live streaming the League of Legends World Championships. This coverage will be hosted by Radio One DJ Dev Griffin, while freelance journalist Julia Hardy will be on hand to interview players and fans. …

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Riot asks League of Legends teams to pull G2A branding

League of Legends developer Riot appears to be going to war with online key seller G2A.com. The Daily Dot reports that the studio recently asked teams sponsored by the retailer at the 2015 League of Legends World Championships to remove its branding from their shirts and merchandise. And the teams …

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