League of Legends is a Free-to-Play fantasy Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game inspired by the wildly popular Warcraft 3 map Defense of the Ancients. Two teams (3v3 or 5v5) go head-to-head in action packed PvP combat controlling one of over 120 different champions. League of Legends is the most popular MOBA in the world, and was responsible for popularizing the genre. Come experience it for yourself, and see why!
League of Legends is a fast-paced, competitive online game that blends the speed and intensity of an RTS with RPG elements. Two teams of powerful champions, each with a unique design and playstyle, battle head-to-head across multiple battlefields and game modes. With an ever-expanding roster of champions, frequent updates and a thriving tournament scene, League of Legends offers endless replayability for players of every skill level. With over 15 million active players LoL is the number one MOBA game available today.
League of Legends Key Features
Exciting group PvP – Battle Head to Head with coordinated team play in intense 3v3 or 5v5 battles.
Compete Your Way – Whether it is climbing ranks in ranked mode, or testing your skills against bots, you can enjoy the game all the same!
Everyone is Crucial to the Team – Fight with Honor and receive special commendations from your peers.
Be a Pro or Watch the Pro’s – Experience the largest eSports scene when it comes to online gaming; watch it live or even become a part of it!
A Part of the Family – Be a part of the world’s largest Online Gaming Community! Millions and millions of people around the world await!
Dynamic, Evolving Game – Evolve your playstyle and choose new strategies with all the new updates and frequently added champions.
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League of Legends Unleashes a New Star Guardians Trailer
Ahri undergoes a magical transformation and several League of Legends heroes don some new skins in the latest Star Guardians trailer.
ESports Coaching With Gamer Sensei
Nick sits down with Gamer Sensei co-founder William Collis, discusses the business of eSports coaching, and experiences it first hand.
Brexit Raises League of Legends Riot Points Costs for UK Players
The cost for Riot Points is about to rise as a result of the UK's decision to leave the European Union according to League of Legend's developers.
Leaked Footage of New League of Legends Character Surfaces
Footage captured from an earlier leak shows off the new League of Legends character in action, a shadow assassin named Kayn who uses a possessed scythe.
League of Legends PBE 7.9 Has Tank Updates and Dark Star Details
The mysterious new Dark Star game mode and adjustments to three of the MOBA's tanks are outlined in the latest PBE 7.9 details.
League of Legends Two Birds With One Stone: Xayah and Rakan
Riot Games is attempting a completely new strategy by releasing two champions at the same time that synergize with each other: Xayah and Rakan.
Nominations for the 2017 Video Game BAFTAs Announced
The nominations for the 2017 Video Game BAFTAs have been announced and Overwatch crushes the competition with nominations in 5 categories.
League of Legends Dev Confirms Wukong Adjustments Possible
Wukong adjustments are being eyeballed as part of a larger class update according to one of the League of Legends developers.
League of Legends Blood Moon Makes the Summoner’s Rift a Little Spookier
Riot Games are teasing the new League of Legends Blood Moon theme, which looks to introduce new skins as well as a new map to the MOBA.
Devs Share New League of Legends Practice Tool Details
New League of Legends Practice Tool details introduce several functions of the feature and examples of how it can help players.
League of Legends Streaming Rights Granted to MLB and Disney
BAMTech, a streaming tech company owned by MLB and Disney, has acquired exclusive League of Legends streaming rights through 2023.
Games Like League Of Legends
If you're looking to improve your MOBA horizons or just want new options, then we've got a list of games like League of Legends.
The Assassin Update: Goodbye One-Shots, Hello Counter-Play!
No more one-shots! Finally the Riot boffins have figured out that one-second kills and unfair fights simply aren’t fun. It took them long enough.
SK Telecom T1 Tops Samsung Galaxy at LoL Worlds
The LoL Worlds goes the distance with a very game Samsung Galaxy squad, but in the end SK Telecom T1 win the Summoner's Cup 3-2.
League of Legends Match Leads to Accidental Death of Teenager
A League of Legends match leads to the accidental death of a teenager after a group's dare meant to punish losing games goes too far.
League of Legends Practice Tool is in Development
After a year of work, the League of Legends Practice Tool is slowly becoming a reality as Riot works to give solo players a way to improve their skills.
The Difference in World of Warcraft and League of Legends Communities
Online games are fickle creatures. Subject to the whims of their prospective communities, they can make a player’s experience shift dramatically. Depending on the attitude of a community, a player can feel welcome and appreciated; or distinctly unwelcome.
League of Legends Worlds 2016 Week 1 Recap
Week 1 of League of Legends Worlds has concluded with a disappointing performance by Europe, and North America and Korea are leading the pack.
New Queues Coming to League of Legends Ranked 2017 Season
The League of Legends Ranked 2017 season will see its queue split in to two new forms in the hopes of enticing solo players.
League of Legends Champion Reveal: Ivern, The Green Father
We have a new champion in the League of Legends! This lovable, lanky lad of a champion brings all-new concepts and mechanics to the MOBA.
Riot Games Outlines Plan for League of Legends eSports
An open letter from Riot Games details the plan for League of Legends eSports as the company answers mounting criticism from teams and players.
Riot Launching League of Legends Board Game: Mechs Vs Minions
Riot Games is planning to invade your homes in a typical tabletop experience with Mechs vs Minions, a physical League of Legends board game.
League of Legends Collegiate eSports Broadcasts Announced
A new League of Legends collegiate eSports series is announced, pitting rival US schools against each other in a 10 team tournament as voted by fans.
League of Legends Monthly Players Total Over 100 Million
Riot co-founders talked studio growth and plans, and nothing shows success like the League of Legends monthly players' number being over 100 million.
Champion Rework: Yorick, the Shepherd of Souls
The old Yorick was the reject of the League of Legends. Will the new Yorick rise from his grave and take back his popularity?
League of Legends Patch 6.17 Adjusts Turrets and Champions
The patch notes for League of Legends patch 6.17 details Riot's intentions to shake up the MOBA's meta prior to Worlds with Champion and Turret AI changes.
Riot Games Teases Possible Yorick Rework
Riot Games have posted an image that hints at a possible Yorick rework, seeing a possible end to months of waiting for League of Legends players.
Riot Games Files Lawsuit Against League of Legends Cheat Software Makers
League of Legends cheat software maker LeagueSharp has been named in a lawsuit by Riot Games, claiming copyright breach and other severe charges.
League of Legends Patch 6.16 Detailed
League of Legends patch 6.16 will bring adjustments to several Champions, new SKT1 World Champion skins and the debut of Kled to the MOBA's PBE.
The Money Behind eSports
The eSports industry has quickly grown economically, but are the needs of players and organizations getting left behind?
Champion Reveal; Kled, The Cantankerous Cavalier
Kled changes up the classic “dip in, deal damage and get out” approach and encourages you to play risky. Finally, a champion that rewards us for playing like chimpanzees!
League of Legends Lane Swapping Targeted in New Patch
An announcement made by Riot Games looks to make League of Legends lane swapping a thing of the past with some changes to turrets in the early game.
ESports Viewership Reaches 214 Million
According to SuperData Research, the eSports market now has nearly 214 million viewers and major advertisers are spending big bucks to get their attention.
League of Legends Patch 6.14 Goes Live Tomorrow
League of Legends Patch 6.14 brings with it some rather big balance changes to a number of characters, as well as bug fixes, new costume options for a number of characters, and more.
G-Series: The Old Reliable
While attending the G-Series eSports event in Dublin, we noticed that many gamers were apprehensive towards newer videogame titles.
Top 5 eSports games
There are many games that have helped shape the eSports industry, but here the the top 5 eSports games that had the most influence.
Digital Game Sales Reach $6.2 Billion in April
According to SuperData Research, digital game sales continue to have a positive outlook and increased by 5% this April (YoY).
Riot Games Discusses Residency Rules Changes
Riot Games discusses residency rules changes regarding their competitive League of Legends league, the League Championship Series.
Lead Designer of Social Systems Jeffrey Lin Leaving Riot Games
Jeffrey Lin leaving Riot Games is official - the player behavior lead trying to make League of Legends less toxic is now looking for the next challenge.
Riot Games Bans Team Impulse, Renegades, and TDK
Riot Games bans Team Impulse, Renegades, and TDK after investigations into misconduct by the three competitive teams.
Life After eSports: What Happens when an eSports Player Retires?
Although many gamers dream about the idea of becoming a professional cyber athlete, we have to consider life after eSports.
Elements EU LCS Spot Purchased By German Sports Club
Sources have indicated that Elements' League of Legends EU LCS spot has been acquired by German Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04.
League of Legends Patch 6.9 Live
Riot's mid-season content update is here - League of Legends Patch 6.9 went live today, bringing about massive Mage and map updates!
eSports Olympics: When Does An Activity Become A Sport?
Are eSports Olympics something we can look forward to as a definite part of our future? Read on and find out now why Karissa definitely thinks so!
New League of Legends Client Enters Alpha
The new League of Legends client from Riot Games has officially entered its alpha testing phase, and alpha testing signups are now open.
League of Legends: Supports Will Rise
Supports are some of the most underappreciated players in League of Legends... It is high time they rise and take the credit they deserve!
Upcoming League of Legends Tournament Will Be Televised
An upcoming League of Legends tournament will be televised by BTN. The event, titled the BTN Invitational: A University League of Legends Event, will be televised in the United States.
Where to Watch the League of Legends LCS Spring Finals
Looking for a place to watch the League of Legends LCS Spring Finals? Here are a few locations around the world showing the event live!
A Bard’s Tale: The Music of League of Legends
This week in A Bard's Tale, we take a look at the magical music of League of Legends. There's something for every musical taste in this popular MOBA.
MMO April Fools’ Compilation
A round-up of the funniest MMO April Fools' jokes of 2016!
Week 9: NA LCS Overview
The League of Legends NA LCS Spring Split has concluded with Immortals, CLG, Cloud9, and Team Liquid going to the playoffs!
Top MMO News: March 22, 2016 – The Division, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, and Neverwinter
Top MMO News: March 22, 2016 contains patch updates for The Division and Heroes of the Storm, a short animation for Overwatch, and new Neverwinter campaign.
EU LCS Week 9 Analysis: Just Trollin’
The last week of the EU LCS Spring Split has come and gone. Much blood has been spilt on the fields of justice, and dreams have been made and lost.
Shaq and A-Rod Invest in eSports Team
As Shaq and A-Rod invest in eSports, it puts more emphasis on the ballooning popularity of professional gaming both as a spectator sport, and as a serious investment.
Week 8: NA LCS Overview
Despite the large amount of upsets in the NA LCS this week, Immortals manage to firmly secure their top spot at the end of Week 8.
EU LCS Week 8 Analysis: They See Me Rollin’
This penultimate week of the EU LCS contained complete turnarounds and surprising performances from bottom-of-the-table teams.
League of Legends Champion: Aurelion Sol – The Star Forger Returns
There is a new champion coming to League of Legends! That means a whole new set of abilities, new lore, a release skin and a totally new dynamic added to the League
Video Game BAFTA Nominations Announced
The 2016 Video Game BAFTA Nominations have been announced and it is filled with multiplayer and online goodness.
Week 7: NA LCS Overview
Week 7 of the NA LCS proves that gods can bleed. Counter Logic Gaming gives Immortals their first loss of the season.
EU LCS Week 7 Analysis: From the Depths
This week of the EU LCS was as dramatic as we could have hoped for with lower tier teams rising to the occasion and showing promise.
Digital Game Sales Rack Up $6.3 billion in January
SuperData Research have a new report out and it's got great news if you're in the business of games or digital games sales.
Riot Standardizes League of Legends Penalties and Releases Mobile App
Riot has has standardized League of Legends penalties in pro level, LCS play and has released the League Friends mobile app to help players stay in touch
NA LCS Week 6: Overview
After Week 6 of the NA LCS, Immortals remain undefeated, CLG and Cloud9 fight for second, and Renegades are still dead last.
EU LCS Week 6 Analysis: Who’s Our Favorite Little Void Puppy?
The sixth week of the EU LCS held surprise picks, complete turnaround games and some incredible mechanics from key players! Read for in-depth round-up, analysis and predictions on the EU LCS.
League of Legends World Championship Road Trip 2016
The details for League of Legends World Championship 2016 have been revealed and the first event is scheduled to take place in San Francisco, California.
Week 5: NA LCS Overview
In Week 5 of the NA LCS, Immortals hold on to their perfect lead while Echo Fox looks to make a comeback and Renegades continue a downward spiral.
EU LCS Week 5 Analysis: Coming Out Of The Woodwork
Week 5 of the EU LCS had some crazy turn-around victories for teams and has proved that absolutely nothing is set in stone.
Week 4: NA LCS Overview
Week 4 of the NA LCS ends with another perfect week by Immortals. Counter Logic Gaming, NRG, C9, and TSM are all stuck at 5-3 for the season.
EU LCS Round-up Week 4: The Fall of the Grand Duelist
In Week 4 of the EU LCS, H2K remained a dominant force while the champion Fiora was out-dueled at every turn.
The First Female LCS Player Steps Down
Maria "Remi" Creveling, the first female LCS player, has left Renegades to pursue other interests outside of League of Legends.
Tencent and ESPN Join Forces in China
ESPN and Tencent Holdings, League of Legends parent company, reached a deal on February 2. ESPN will now create Chinese-specific media content.
Week 3: NA LCS Overview
Week 3 of the League of Legends NA LCS ends after a few ups and downs. Immortals are still undefeated while Echo FOX and Renegades continue to disappoint.
EU LCS Week 3 Analysis: Sencux and Nukeduck Steal the Show
Week 3 of the EU LCS featured some of the closest games ever and a few of the top solo plays this season.
Week 2: NA LCS Overview
The second week of the League of Legends NA LCS has come to a conclusion and the Immortals stand on top 4-0.
League of Legends was the Most Lucrative Digital Game in 2015
According to SuperData Research, League of Legends was the highest grossing digital game in 2015 with $1.6 billion.
League of Legends: EU LCS Week 2 Analysis- The Spear of Vengeance Strikes!
Read for in-depth analysis of this Season's EU LCS so far, what the current meta is looking like and predictions for next week.
LCK Week 1 & 2 Overview
We take a look back at the past two weeks of the League of Legends Champions Korea, LCK, and the overall standings of the league.
League of Legends Japan Server Accepting Beta Applicants
The new Riot Games website for League of Legends in Japan is now open and accepting applications for the Closed Beta.
Week 1: NA LCS Overview
Our coverage of Week 1 for the League of Legends NA LCS Spring Split 2016. Find out how all of your favorite teams performed!
The Effects of ESPN eSports Coverage
Now that ESPN eSports coverage has started we're taking a look at the effects it will have on the genre, on competitors, and the future.
League of Legends: EU LCS Week 1 Round-up, Analysis and Predictions
Season 6 has kicked off with all-new exciting team compositions, strategies and up-and-coming players hitting the pro scene. We will have analysis, opinions and predictions on this year’s LCS, so strap in for SPOILERS!
Norwegian High School Offering eSports Class
Norwegian high school Garnes Vidaregåande Skule will be offering an elective class for eSports in the fall of 2016.
Riot Releases League of Legends Themed Album
Riot Games recently released Warsongs, a new collection of remixed anthems to accompany your competitive climb during the 2016 League of Legends Season.
League of Legends $660,000 College Tournament Begins This Weekend
If you're good at League of Legends, you might just win a massive amount of scholarship money with the start of the Campus Series tournament season!
League of Legends Reveals Jhin, the Virtuoso
League of Legends has revealed a new champion and he's seeking beauty in death. Creepy or not, Jhin is surely a marksman you don't want to mess with.
Collegiate eSports Tournament Announced for April
Tespa, the collegiate eSports organization behind Heroes of the Dorm, has announced a new collegiate tournament for the West Coast for April!
Top MMO News Stories of 2015
It was a crazy year for the MMO industry, with records being broken, new games and new expansions.
MOBA Monday: A Glance at eSports in 2016
MOBAs have played a major role in the development of eSports and will continue to do so in the future. Here are the eSports events planned for early 2016.
League of Legends Lunar Revel Skins and 2016 Predictions
We're taking a look at the League of Legends Lunar Revel skins and our predictions for balance changes and eSports in 2016.
League of Legends Snowdown: Riot Games Comes Bearing Gifts
Taking a brief look at League of Legend's 2015 winter event; Snowdown, with thoughts on the skins, gameplay, and more.
League of Legends Team Chairman Arrested for Fraud
Martin Shkreli, the Chairman of League of Legends Team Imagine, has been arrested for securities fraud after losing millions of dollars of investor money.
Former NBA Star Purchases League of Legends Team
Professional athletes and eSports generally don’t go hand in hand, but former NBA legend Rick Fox has decided to purchase his own League of Legends team. Formerly Gravity...
League of Legends Developer Now Fully Owned by Tencent
Tencent Holdings has acquired the remaining equity of Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends. Will this have consequences on how Riot operates?
BlackFlag Online Arena Lets You Compete For Cash
Evolve Labs announce their new competitive gaming platform, the BlackFlag online arena, where you compete in real time League of Legends matches for cash.
The End of the Golden Age of MOBAs
Is it the end of the Golden Age of MOBAs? With so many titles shutting down it may be looking that way.
Riot Takes Huge Step Against League of Legends Trolls
League of Legends does not tolerate negative behavior and trolls, which is why they're going to lock them out of their new looting system in 2016!
Toxic Names Lead to Toxic Behavior in League of Legends
A study conducted by the University of York has concluded that players with antisocial names in League of Legends are more likely to report and be reported.
Claim Your League of Legends 2015 Season Rewards
The League of Legends season comes to a close on November 11 and players who reached gold tier or higher will receive an exclusive Sivir skin.
League of Legends 2016 Season Update
League of Legends is an ever-evolving game, and its new season will focus on group play and connecting with other players more than ever!
MOBA Monday: Is League of Legends Ever Going Away?
Will League of Legends ever be going away? The obvious answer is yes, eventually all things do. But does LoL have staying power?
Missouri College to Offer Scholarships to League of Legends Players
Did you spend more time playing League of Legends than doing homework when you were in high school? Then perhaps you can apply to Columbia College!
LoL Worlds and Results 2015
Looking back at the results of LoL Worlds 2015 and the fact that it was no surprise SKT won. What will next season have in store?
READ ALL ABOUT IT: NOVEMBER 01, 2015
This week in Read All About It, we look at MMO industry news surrounding League of Legends, Aion, Titanfall 2, and Runescape.
LoL Semi-Finals Results and Final Predictions
This is it, the time has finally come for the League of Legends World Championship finals. But before that take a look at our LoL Semi-Finals roundup.
MOBA Monday: Invincible SKT
MOBA Monday is back with a look over the quarterfinals and semifinals of the League of Legends World Championships 2015, heavily dominated by SKT.
eSports in Japan – Part 3: Out of the Library and into the Field
We conclude our look at eSports in Japan by heading into the field to a watch a couple of tournaments in person.
SuperData Research Analyzes Top Games For Every Platform
In a recent study regarding sales of video games, SuperData Research compiled the data across every platform and released information regarding the top selling games for every market...
LoL Knock Out Results and Semi-Final Predictions
Get caught up on the 2015 League of Legends World championship so far with the knock out round results plus our semi-final predictions.
Pikachu is Voicing Teemo in League of Legends
Riot Games have unveiled a preview of some of the voices coming with League of Legends' Japan client and it's a pretty star-studded cast.
League of Legends Worlds Semi-Finals Summary and Predictions
Get caught up on what happened during the 2015 League of Legends Worlds Semi-Finals and our predictions for how the rest will play put.
U.S. Eliminated from League of Legends World Championships
League of Legends has to finish its World Championships without the U.S., as all teams representing the region have been completely eliminated.
Coke to Host League of Legends Viewing Parties in Cinemas
Coca Cola is hosting viewing parties for the League of Legends World Championships all across Europe. Check out if there's one in a cinema near you!
BBC Three to Broadcast League of Legends World Championships
Television network BCC Three will be offering coverage of the League of Legends World Championships quarter finals live from Wembley Arena.
UPDATED: Riot Bans League of Legends Sponsor G2A
Riot Games has decided to ban League of Legends sponsor G2A from the eSports scene, after the company violated Riot's terms of service.
League of Legends World Championship Attracts Nearly a Million Concurrent Viewers
The League of Legends World Championship is currently taking place, and it has nearly 1 million people viewing its exciting matches at all times!
League of Legends’ Poppy set to Receive Rework
A rework for one of League of Legends oldest champions is scheduled before the end of the year.
Taiwanese Mayor Cosplays as League of Legends Character
Have you ever wanted to see your very own mayor cosplay as a League of Legends character? Perhaps not, but if you live in Taipei you just did!
Riot Games Working On New Title
Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends, has teased that they're working on at least one new game.
eSports in Japan – Part 2: The Business End
Our look at eSports in Japan continues with a look at the business side of things, including teams and issues players face with Visas.
League of Legends eSports Organisation In Talks to Lift Ban for Not Paying Players
League of Legends eSports organisation, Team Immunity, has been banned from participation in official tournaments after violating the OPL Team Agreement.
League of Legends Reveals Kindred Champion
Riot Games had been teasing their new League of Legends champion for a while now, but now it has finally been revealed. Please welcome; Kindred!
League of Legends Hints at Upcoming Champion
Riot has added a half-glimpse to League of Legends to prep for the next champion for the game, and it has everything to do with purple and white masks.
League of Legends Likely Won’t Add Multi-Character Champions
Champion designer for League of Legends said it's unlikely that the game will feature multi-character champions in the future.
READ ALL ABOUT IT: SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
This week in Read All About It, we look at MMO news surrounding Battleborn, Eco, League of Legends, Elite: Dangerous, and RIFT.
eSports in Japan – Part 1: What is and isn’t an eSport
The Japanese definition of what is and isn't considered eSports varies from the western definition we're looking at the differences in part one of our look at eSports in Japan.
Blogger Bonanza: Only Three Days Left in Blaugust
Blaugust is nearly over but with prison servers, expansions, and all new single player games based on MMOs it looks like the blogging community chatty as ever.
eSports Betting to Exceed $23 Billion in 2020
The eSports industry has seen massive success over the years, and apparently wagering is going to be picking up as well!
League of Legends Will Not Give Season 5 Rewards to Misbehaving Players
If you have been a naughty player in League of Legends and you still expect to get your Season 5 Ranked rewards, you're officially out of luck.
Read All About It: August 16, 2015
This week in Read All About It, we look at MMO news surrounding League of Legends, Hearthstone, Albion Online, and World of Warships.
F2P Titles Dominate Newzoo PC Game Rankings in July
F2P titles have been growing in popularity, as shown by Newzoo's PC Core Game Rankings for the month July.
League of Legends Champion Taric Getting Full Rework
League of Legends support Taric is getting a full rework, which will soon hit the PBE.
League of Legends says “no” to sandbox mode
Riot Games has decided that a sandbox mode would be counter intuitive to gameplay and is not going to implement it in League of Legends.
Popular Streamer Banned from Twitch After Fake SWAT
Trick2g, the popular League of Legends streamer, has been banned from Twitch for faking a SWAT raid during his stream.
League of Legends: Gangplank Returns!
As the Bilgewater: Burning Tides event draws to a close, the notorious king of pirates Gangplank returns forever scarred.
League of Legends: Gangplank is Dead!
League of Legends killed off one of its newly reworked characters yesterday. Starting now, Gangplank is dead.
MOBA Monday: 5 Ways League of Legends has Addressed Toxicity
Toxicity has gotten worse in the last year, but League of Legends' new UI is attempting to change that. Here's 5 way the new UI discourages toxicity.
Riot Receives Backlash for Changing League of Legends Champion’s Appearance
League of Legends champion Fiora has been reworked by Riot Games, but fans of the game aren't too thrilled with the changes.
Pro League of Legends Player Suspended for Boosting Accounts for Money
A professional League of Legends player gets caught and admits to ELO Boosting, causing Riot to take action against the misconduct.
MOBA Monday: Toxicity in MOBAs
Toxicity in MOBAs has become a major problem. But is a better in-game environment the developers’ responsibility or the gamers’? Or both?
All Work All Play: The Pursuit of eSports Glory
We attended a viewing of "All Work All Play", the movie-documentary that provides an insight into eSports, airing July 21 in North America. Check out what we thought of it.
Games Like: Dota 2
This week we're looking at alternatives to Valve's wildly popular MOBA, Dota 2!
LoL Ranked Matches Offline Due To Bug
Riot Games has taken down their ranked matches while dealing with a particularly disruptive bug granting people instant Recall to their spawn pool.
League of Legends: Patch 5.13 Live and New Game Mode on PBE
League of legends received a major update today with patch 5.13, officially adding Tahm Kench, tweaking several existing Champions, and overhauling almost all AP items.
League of Legends: Pairing Toxic Players Results in Toxicity
Riot Games' in-house psychologist believes he has found the root of League of Legends' toxicity problem: toxic players
League of Legends World Championship Tickets on Sale
Fans interesting in buying League of Legends World Championship will be able to purchase them in weekly rounds, starting on July 8.
League of Legends: Tahm Kench Prepares to Join the Rift
Yesterday, Riot finally released details on their newest League of Legends Champion: Tahm Kench, the River King.
ESPN Magazine: “eSports are here. They’re real. They’re growing.”
In it's upcoming eSports issue, ESPN Magazine whole-heartedly embraces eSports, calling it the fastest-growing sport in the world.
2015 League of Legends World Championship Seed Breakdown
This morning, Riot announced the regional seed breakdown for the 2015 League of Legends World Championship.
Newzoo: DotA 2 on the Rise
Though RPGs are gaining popularity, games like League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, World of Tanks, and DotA 2 continue to top the charts.
Dreamhack Summer 2015 eSports Schedule
Dreamhack Summer 2015 (#DHS15) starts next week. This morning, the event's official website gave a complete list of eSports events, venues, and streams
Bestselling Warhammer Writer Joins League of Legends Narrative Team
Bestselling Black Library author and writer for Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade Graham McNeill joins the League of Legends narrative team in California.
League of Legends: Ekko Now Live!
A couple days ago, Riot released a teaser for Ekko, League of Legends' newest champion. Yesterday, they officially announced the Champion, detailing stats and abilities.
MOBA Monday: Have We Reached Market Saturation?
Have we reached the point of market saturation in the MOBA genre? Is there any room for more of them?
New Player Reform: League of Legends Fights Toxicity
Riot has announced a new automated player reform system for League of Legends; players submit offensive comments from in-game chat for automated punishment.
League of Legends Swatter Pleads Guilty to 23 Charges
An unnamed 17-year-old member of the hacker group "Lizard Squad" has plead guilty to 23 crimes, including identity theft and swatting.
Reddit Community Destroys Pro League of Legends Pipe Dream
Last Thursday, an absent-minded joke thread turned into a community witch hunt on the /r/LeagueofLegends Subreddit.
MOBA Monday: Top Paying MOBAs
Get a list of the top paying MOBAs for competitive eSports players. Which has the most tournaments and the highest paying ones? Find out here.
Ashe Update Heads to Live
Ashe has received an update that helps her adapt to the ever-deepening champion pool, making her a competitive bottom-laner once again.
League of Legends Manipulates Time With New Champion Ekko
Riot have revealed League of Legends' newest champion in a trailer video showcasing Ekko, a time-manipulator with plenty of gusto.
MOBA Monday: A Weekend of Events
Heroes of the Storm, introduced Kael’thas, the League of Legends Red Bull Battle Grounds came to a head, and a new MOBA was announced this week.
MOBA Monday: 5 tips for Supports in League of Legends
Since the start of Season Five, I have seen a lot of terrible Support play, especially in Single Queue. Here are five tips for Supports in League of Legends.
Top of the Week: Top Mounts, Icarus Online, EVE University, and More
A look at the top viewed news, articles, games, and giveaways on MMOGames from April 17th-24th.
Tencent Tops Global Game Revenue Rankings for 2014
Tencent has retained its crown for global game revenue from 2013 and now in 2014 while also showing a 37 YoY growth.
Riot Reveals New California Headquarters
Riot has released the first images of their new campus in Los Angeles and it looks amazing!
League of Legends Predicted to Hold 66% of MOBA Market
Over on Gamasutra, there's been an interesting report highlighted. EEDAR claims to be the largest specialty video game research firm in the world and with nearly ten years under their...
League of Legends World Championship 2015 Europe Locations Announced
The European cities hosting the 2015 League of Legends World Championships in fall have been announced, ticket availability coming soon.
Bel’s Blog Bonanza – Developer Appreciation Week 2015 Edition
This week the MMO bloggers have been celebrating Developer Appreciation Week, thanking the developers of their favorite MMOs for all their hard work.
Online Games in Japan Part 1: No MMO-Man’s Land
In Japan no one knows what an MMO is, the online gaming industry looks nothing like the one in North America & Europe as we find out from a writer in Japan.
Tencent Brings League of Legends to Windows 10
Internet value-added service giant Tencent has partnered with Microsoft and brings League of Legends to Windows 10.
MOBA Monday: League of Legends vs Heroes of the Storm (Part 2)
Last week, we pitted League of Legends against Heroes of the Storm. The debate could have gone either way. Here is my analysis on the MOBA giants.
MOBA Monday: Is there room for new MOBAs?
A couple weeks ago, was asked to discuss whether the internet marketplace has room for new MOBAs. Here are three reasons why I think the MOBA market is as healthy as ever (and, in fact, is showing signs of growth)
Versus: League of Legends vs Heroes of the Storm
We're putting newcomer to the MOBA scene, Heroes of the Storm up against the massively popular League of Legends. Which comes out on top? Find out here.
What MMOs Learn from Non-MMOs Part 2: A Different Kind of Massive
What can MMOs learn from Non-MMOs? We're taking a second look at it this week and considering things like updates and even where MOBAs fit in.
Versus: Payment Model Free-For-All
Which payment model is the best? We put Subscription up against Free to play and Buy to play to declare a winner.
Top 20 Played Games In January
What are the top 20 played games from this last month? We have two different lists to pick from, but the leader is unsurprising.
Riot Games To Contribute To An Artifical Reef
Riot Games Oceania will be contributing to an artificial reef with a statue of the champion Nautilus.
The 2015 BAFTA Video Game Awards Nominees
The nominee list is up for the BAFTA Video Game Awards and there are quite a few online and multiplayer titles showing this year.
Garena eSports Ruling Causes Trouble
Garena eSports recently released rules on their Iron Solari female only league that left people wondering what they were thinking.
MOBA Monday: Sexism in League of Legends
Riot has caught a lot of grief over the years for sex in League of Legends, but are community members justified in labeling its characters as "sexist?"
Malware Infects Asian Distributor of League Of Legends and Path Of Exile
Recently a security conference in Taiwan called Hacks in Taiwan uncovered a malware infestation of some game installers. Trend Micro, working with Hacks in Taiwan, have created and...
Riot Reveals Ambitious Plans to Optimize the Internet
Riot, the developer behind League of Legends is working directly with ISPs to design a new architecture that will ensure better performance for USA players.
MMOGames’ Best of 2014 Awards
What were the best online games of 2014? Find out what we think were the best and what we're most looking forward to in our Best of 2014 Awards!
MOBA Monday: More Holiday Events in League of Legends and DotA 2
In the last week, both League and DotA have released major updates, expanding upon their winter festivities. Here is a continued synopsis of everything going on this holiday season.
MOBA Monday: Holiday Updates for LoL and DotA 2
It’s the Holidays again, and with the Holidays, come special events in each of our favorite MOBAs. Here is a complete summary of the winter events, so far.
Top MOBA News Of 2014
2014 was a big year for the MOBA scene. We've said goodbye to some we barely knew and said hello to many more. But what was the biggest MOBA news this year?
MOBA Monday: Why MOBAs Are Addictive
MOBAs both addictive and some of the most popular games. Why are games like DotA 2, League of Legends, and SMITE so addictive? The answer is complicated.
Professional Gamers are Turning to Livestreaming
Translated Chinese Article Talks about professional gamers are turning to live streams for less stressful demands and better salary.
Super MOBA Sundays: League of Legends Preseason Updates
A summary of Riot's 2015 preseason updates, from the new Summoners Rift map to the new jungling update.
MMO Urban Legends And Ghost Stories
Urban legends and ghost stories from your favorite MMORPGs and other online games. Stories to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
MMO Halloween Events 2014
Find all the Halloween events going on in MMOs, MOBAs, and Shooters. We're updating it every Wednesday until Halloween with more so keep checking back.
MOBA Monday: Halloween Events
This week in our MOBA column we discuss the Halloween happenings in some of your favorite battle arenas.
New Research Shows Top MMOs in the World
New research has been released showing the top MMOs of 2014, who is playing them, and much more.
The League of Legends World Championship 2014 Finals
We're taking an in depth, play by play look at the biggest eSports World Championship in history! The 2014 League of Legends World Championship.
LoL World Semifinals: SHR vs OMG (Part 2)
Part 2 of the of the 6 hour long, most intense match from the League of Legends World Championship between Star Horn Royal Club and OMG.
LoL World Semifinals: SHR vs OMG (Part 1)
Get a break down of the 6 hour long, most intense match from the League of Legends World Championship between Star Horn Royal Club and OMG.
Airtime: MMO & MOBA Stream Schedule (10/13/2014 – 10/19/2014)
A list of MMO and MOBA livestreams taking place during the week, including eSports competition and developer streams.
LoL World Championships Semifinals: SSW vs SSB
The most exciting match up of the 2014 League of Legends World Championship yet! Get all the details on the games between Samsung Blue and Samsung White.
LoL World Quarterfinals Round 4: Najin White Shield vs. OMG
A round up of all the action of round 4 of the League of Legends World Championship to decide who gets the last place in the LoL finals!
Airtime: MMO & MOBA Stream Schedule (10/06/2014 – 10/12/2014)
A list of MMO and MOBA livestreams taking place during the week of October 6th, 2014, including eSports competition and developer streams.
LoL Quarterfinals: SSB vs. C9 and SHR vs. EDG
Continuing our look at the quarterfinals of the 2014 League of Legends World Championship we look at days 2 and 3 of the LoL competition.
2014 LoL World Championship quarterfinals: SSW v. TSM
The LoL Worlds quarterfinal match up between Samsung White and Team SoloMid was exciting, get all the details here.
The Elite Eight—The League of Legends World Championships Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals will begin on Thursday, October 2 at 2:00PM EST. Before they begin, though, here is a quick breakdown of everything you need to know about this year’s quarterfinals—from match ups and bracket layouts to potential highlights and key players.
League of Legends Worlds 2014 Group Stage 2 Roundup
Get an in depth look at what took place last week during the League of Legends Worlds Championship Group Stage 2.
League of Legends Worlds 2014 Group Stage 1 Roundup
A roundup of all the exciting events from last week's start to the League of Legends 2014 Worlds Championship.
Airtime: A Weekly MMO/MOBA Stream Schedule September 22, 2014
Airtime is the TV guide of MMOs, MOBAs, and e-Sports competitive events. Find out when to watch the live stream of your favorite game.
League of Legends ‘Road to Worlds’ Part Three Released
Watch the third part of the 'Road to Worlds' miniseries!
League of Legends New Game Mode Trailer: Ascension
New game mode Ascension coming to League of Legends!
League of Legends Documentary Road to Worlds Goes Live
As we gear up for the 2014 World Championships of League of Legends Riot introduces a three part documentary called Road to Worlds.
Riot Rethinks Lore And Teases Upcoming ‘Road to Worlds’ Series
Riot is rewriting the League of Legends lore and teases an upcoming mini-series!
MMOGames Gamescom 2014 Awards
With Gamescom 2014 coverage nearly behind us it's time to take a look at the best the popular convention had to offer with our very first Gamescom Awards!
Gamescom Day 1 Roundup
We take a brief look at all the meetings and explorations at Gamescom 2014 on the first day. Find out everything from Guild Wars 2 to Destiny and beyond.
YouPorn Has Found An eSports Team To Sponsor
It seems like YouPorn has found a team to sponsor!
Awesome New Cinematic Trailer for League of Legends
Riot unveils an epic looking cinematic trailer for League of Legends!
League of Legends Skin Codes Deactivated to Fight Scams
In the fight against scammers Riot deactivates all outstanding skin codes made prior to April 2014.
Current State of the Market: MOBA Over-Saturation
With so many new MOBAs being introduced to the market are we at risk over reaching the point of over saturation before they even get out of beta?
League of Legends Public Chat Rooms Shut Down
Riot has announced that the public chat rooms in League of Legends are being shut down because of spam, scams, and toxic behavior.
Top 10 Hottest Babes in MMOs
Sexy women and MMOs have a long history, but who is the hottest babe of them all?
Riot Announces World Finals Venue
Riot announces the venue for the World Finals!
League of Legends New Summoner’s Rift Preview Trailer
Take a look at the visually stunning new map Summoner's Rift!
University Offering Scholarships to League of Legends Players
A university in the US is offering scholarships for certain League of Legends players.
League of Legends Summoners Rift Map Will Receive Complete Overhaul
Big changes coming for League of Legends popular MOBA map!
League of Legends Introduces A New Game Mode
Riot introduces a new game mode for League of Legends!
Why Aren’t There More MMORTS Games?
To understand why there aren’t many MMORTS games today, we have to take a look at the genre’s long history.
New League of Legends Champion Braum Enters the Fray
Riot Games has released its latest asset to their already impressive roster of champions: Braum, the Heart of the Freljord.
League of Legends All Star 2014 Begins Tomorrow
The 2014 League of Legends All Star competition in Paris begins May 8th!
eSports growing rapidly with more than 70 million people watching worldwide
SuperData Research and Newzoo revealed how eSports has become one of the fastest growing sectors in gaming, since ever.
League of Legends Team Builder has Finally Arrived!
Team Builder has finally arrived for League of Legends! Hurray!
League of Legends Receives Game of Thrones Promotion
Hollywood decides they want to team up with the world-renowned MOBA League of Legends!
MMOs: Give Me The Money!
Find all your information about the different payment models for MMOs in this article!
FAQ: What Is Your Favorite Free to Play MMO?
The MMOGames team share their favorite free to play MMO, what is yours?
Right in the Nexus: LCS Woes and things I’m looking forward to in 2014!
Another look at League of Legends, eSports, LCS and what my thoughts are about new modes in 2014!
New Champion Revealed League of Legends
League of Legends unveils their latest champion to their already impressive roster!
MMOs: The Best MMO For You
Some handy insights on the best MMO game suited just for you!
Right in the Nexus: Jungling in the Jungle
Check out this neat-o jungling guide for League of Legends players!
Living League of Legends: Suggestions for a New Ranking System
Find out why I believe the new League of Legends ranking system should be changed!
League of Legends Second in Online Gaming Revenue for 2013
SuperData lists League of Legends as the second highest in revenue earned by micro-transactions in 2013.
Top MMOs of 2014 to Look Out For
Josh compiles a list of the top MMOs of 2014 to look out for, find out what made his list!
My Top 5 MMOs of 2013
Before the year concludes here are my top five MMOs of 2013!
Right in the Nexus: The Pre-Season Rundown
League of Legends preseason, the time when huge changes are patched in!
Right in the Nexus: Attack of the Contracts!
Join Joshua for his weekly column on everything League of Legends and Riot Games.
Hacker Leaks League of Legends Supremacy
Riot Games has been working on an online trading card game.
MMOGames Livestream Weekly: AuroraNova (June 7th)
Find out what you missed in AuroraNova's livestream in another wrap-up!
MMOGames Livestream Weekly: BAMFXO (June 7th)
Keep up to date with BAMFXO's latest streams!
MMOGames Livestream Weekly: AuroraNova (May 18th)
Find out what you missed in AuroraNova's livestream in another wrap-up!
MMOGames Livestream Weekly: BAMFXO
Keep up to date with BAMFXO's latest streams!
MMOGames Livestream Weekly: AuroraNova (May 10th)
Find out what you missed in AuroraNova's livestream this week!
Riot Punishes Pro Players for ELO Boosting
More pro players punished for being bad e-sportsman.
League of Legends Mac Client Enters Beta
Mac users finally get a break.
Champions, champions, champions: A League of Legends Retrospective
Little known fact: When a new champion is released, the wallets of nerds everywhere weep.
League of Legends Beginner’s Guide
Looking to get started in League of Legends? You've come to the right place.
Hecarim, The Shadow of War – A Brief Templet
A legendary guide in a league of its own
Team Razer Sponsors Team Legion
Team Razer, a large supporter of the e-sports community...
How To Make Your Games Run Faster And Smoother (Windows)
Are you having trouble running MMOs and MMORPGs on your computer above low or medium graphics? Do you want better performance out of your computer and games, without spending any...
How To Make Your Games Run Faster And Smoother (Windows)
Gain better performance from your computer without spending a cent with these helpful tips & tricks.
League Of Legends Fan Creations Hall Of Fame
Co-Founders Marc 'Tryndamere' Merrill and Brandon 'Ryze' Beck share a message to their dedicated fans.
The League of Legends Beginner’s Survival Guide
MOBA rules to win by
League of Legends Celebrates 2 Years Tomorrow
Riot plans a whole day of events and entertainment by a special guest.
League of Legends: Dominion Review
The popular free MOBA game receives an all new game mode, is it worth it?
League of Legends: Dominion Review
The popular free MOBA game receives an all new game mode, is it worth it?
League of Legends: Dominion Goes Live
Summoners finally get the chance to tackle the Crystal Scar.
RTS leader League of Legends adds new map + trailer
RTS leader League of Legends adds new map + trailer
League of Legends surpasses 1 million players, wins awards
League of Legends surpasses 1 million players, wins awardsLeague of Legends surpasses 1 million players, wins awards
League of Legends newest champion: Gragas, the Rabble Rouser
League of Legends newest champion: Gragas, the Rabble Rouser
League of Legends Adds Death Recap Feature
When a player's champion has been slain, the player can open the Death Recap window which will summarize the fatal damage received during final moments.