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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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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. The tournaments will be spread over two months of online brackets to culminate in an offline finals at London MCM Comic Con over …

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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. Jason Yeh, head of EU eSports at the title’s developer Riot Games, tells MCV how League got to the top – and how …

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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. The organisers, Garena eSports – a subsidiary of the country’s internet platform provider and exclusive distributor of LoL in South-East Asia – made light …

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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. Developer Riot revealed its American network plans earlier this month and has now confirmed that an EU project is also underway. The recent launch of an Amsterdam datacentre and changes to its Frankfurt datacentre …

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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. EEDAR data published on Games Industry shows that five games – League of Legends (26%), Dota 2 (12%), Hearthstone (9%), Counter Strike (9%) and …

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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. The studio announced the news in a post on the official LoL website, explaining that the tournament’s quarterfinals, semifinals and finals events will take place across different cities within the …

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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. PC Gamer reports that Pikeville isn’t the first to offer this – Chicago institution Robert Morris did the same last year. An extensive college network, called the Collegiate StarLeague, is already established …

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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. Developer Riot says it is already talking to ISPs about improving the game’s online performance and reducing ping. Currently, ISPs focus …

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