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Riot hires Mo Fadi for UK esports role

Riot’s UK efforts have been strengthened by a new hire, Mo Fadi, who comes to the company from Wargaming. Fadl held the position of head of esports at Wargaming, and has been hired to ‘drive and develop UK LoL esports’, meaning he’ll be a key part of Riot’s UK grassroots …

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Riot to bring LCK production in-house, from new $28m Seoul studio

Riot Games is planning to bring League of Legends’ Korean top-flight competition, the LCK, in-house and is building a dedicated studio for the purpose, due to open in September 2018, in time for the 2019 season. Inven Global report that the stadium is leased until 2029, and will seat 400-450 fans …

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Riot and Jagex join Ukie

The companies behind League of Legends and Runescape have been named as the latest members of UK games trade body Ukie. The organisation says it has seen a 400 per cent boost in membership since 2011, with 365 companies now on its books. Riot Games, which makes MOBA giant League …

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Team Regicide gets $750 fine and total ban removal for week 1 after late roster filing

Riot Games announced yesterday that it was issuing Australian esports organisation Team Regicide with a $750 fine ($1,000 in AUD) for failing to provide a “conforming roster substitute by the deadline.” This deadline was on Monday, and Regicide will now have to pay the fine in addition to Riot handing …

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Korean Q&A hints at League of Legends voice chat

League of Legends has long been without voice chat, meaning disparaging remarks and enthusiastic calls for defence have had to take place over text chat as opposed to audio. However, that’s about to change, it seems. A Q&A session with Riot Korea ended up on Reddit, which has said that …

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