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LoL Worlds final to be broadcast at London’s O2 Arena

The League of Legends World Championship finals are to be simulcast by the European Gaming League at London’s O2 arena at the end of this month. League’s climactic ending to this year’s season has already begun with the group stages in Paris, and is soon to head onto the quarter-finals …

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Calls for LoL team sanctions after owner involved in drug price gouge

The owner of League of Legends team Odyssey is behind the decision to inflate prices of Daraprim – a toxoplasmosis treatment for Malaria and AIDS – by more than 50 times. Martin Cerebral” Shkreli first set up the eSports organisation Team Imagine in 2014, and has since acquired North American …

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2015 League of Legends All-Star Event dated

Riot Games will close 2015 with an All-Star League of Legends tournament set to take place in early December. The 2015 League of Legends All-Star Event (ASE) will be held in the North American LCS Studio in Los Angeles from December 10th to 13th. As with past ASE competitions, League …

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Riot withholds League of Legends rewards from toxic players

It’s a classic psychological mainstay – reward good behaviour and ignore bad behaviour. It’s not unknown for particularly distasteful online behaviour to result in players being banned or shunted onto a naughty step server. Riot, however, is trying a different tact. Rewards that are being handed out to most League …

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League of Legends tops most-watched games on Twitch for July

League of Legends finished on top of Twitch’s latest monthly most-watched games list, the streaming network has announced. Kotaku reports LoL finished ahead of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, with Hearthstone and Rocket League rounding out the top five. Folks are also still tuning into titles such as Starcraft …

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Riot has killed off a League of Legends hero that some people paid money for

League of Legends players came in for a bit of a shock this week when it was discovered that one of the game’s heroes has been killed off. The news was a particular blow for those who had paid cash to play as the pirate Gangplank, or to access any …

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Fnatic finishes League of Legends season undefeated

For the first time in eSports history a League of Legends team has finished the season undeafeated. The Daily Dot reports that Fnatic won all 18 matches of its League Championship Series season. The previous best season performance was posted by Cloud9 in 2013 when it finished the season at …

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Fans in uproar over cosmetic changes to League of Legends’ Fiora

Riot has given one of League of Legends’ heroes a visual makeover, and its boards are alight with protests from fans. As the game’s roster evolves rapidly, it is quite normal for Riot to revisit existing Heroes and give them a rejig to keep them thematically consistent and competitive in …

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All League of Legends ranked matches taken offline after huge bug discovered

A game-wide bug has forced Riot to temporarily disable ranked League of Legends matches as it works to fix the issue. Players initially began to notice something curious with the hero Riven, with the champion able to cast the ‘Recall’ spell – which teleports the player character back to the …

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‘Incidences of homophobia, sexism and racism in League of Legends have fallen to 2%’

Riot claims to be winning the battle against toxic player behaviour. The studio’s lead game designer of social systems Jeffrey ‘Lyte’ Lin has in a post on Re/Code argued the effectiveness of League of Legends’ Tribunal system. As a result of these governance systems changing online cultural norms, incidences of …

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