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Wrist injury forces Hai Lam to retire from Cloud9

League of Legends and eSports star Hai Lam has been forced to retire after failing to recover from a wrist injury. He’ll be hanging around at Cloud9, however, where he will serve as chief gaming officer. I’m very thankful to have had this opportunity to pursue my dreams and become …

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League of Legends developer Riot reveals new LA HQ

Oh, so THIS is what owning the world’s world most popular game pays for? Based just like its current headquarters in Santa Monica, the new offices greets visitors with a selection of player-created League of Legends art along with a huge real-life model of Annie and Tibbers. There are of …

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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. That’s according to EEDAR analyst Ed Zhao, who claims on Gamasutra that Riot’s title will continue to command the lion’s share of the MOBA audience through the next 18 months …

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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. Riot Games has announced the venues and dates for this year’s finals, following on from 2014’s South-East Asian tour, which ended in the 2002 World Cup stadium …

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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. The Daily Dot reports that while Reddit has told mods that signing the NDA is not mandatory, doing so will grant them direct access …

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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. The complex world of competitive gaming is hard enough to keep track of when already inside its mile-high walls, so the intention to produce documentaries …

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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. Microsoft has announced that Tencent will create a Windows 10 universal app for their existing QQ app, which currently has over 800m users in China. League of …

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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. For the next two weeks, League players will be given the chance to earn bonus Influence Points, one of the MOBA’s in-game currencies, for entering games with pre-made parties of friends both new …

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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. A Twitch broadcaster operating under the name SpectateFaker was issued with a DMCA copyright claim by rival streaming firm Azubu demanding that it stop streaming …

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