The MOP Up: League of Legends’ future looks bright


Don’t let games like Fortnite and Overwatch make you forget that League of Legends is still a thing. In fact, Riot Games’ MOBA saw over eight million concurrent players per day in August this year, something that the studio is crowing about as the title heads into its 10th anniversary.

On October 15th, Riot is going to be hosting an anniversary livestream to look back at the MOBA’s past and share details about its future. Part of that future includes a logo and icon change, apparently!

And this is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have covered, drop us a tip)!

Runes of Magic is running a doofy screeshot contest right now through October 6th, with some nice in-game prizes for the winners.

Think that the MineCraft fad is over? The title still draws more than 112 million players each and every month.

Did you know that WoW Arena championships were still a thing? I had forgotten that Arena even existed. Anyway, there are some summer finals that are happening this weekend, if you care to watch.

Masterminds of Sharn is now available in the DDO Store,” announced Standing Stone Games. “Also available is the Tiefling, Tiefling Scoundrel Iconic, Universal Tome, and Dimensional Bag.”

Apex Legends’ Season 3 is coming on October 1st with its brand-new hero, Crypto. No, not Superman’s dog. Probably.

SMITE’s crossplay feature now includes the PlayStation 4: “Beginning with the Odyssey: Underworld Update, players will be able to play SMITE and voice chat with their friends, regardless of their platform!”

Darkfall: Rise of Agon has some development updates to share with you, including news on dyes, research, and monster toys. Oh, and the game just launched a freemium version!

ArenaNet would kindly like you to record yourself singing along to Guild Wars 2’s “Bound by Blood.” If you don’t mind.

Who is Bless Unleashed’s Savantis? I don’t know, but apparently you must avoid him. It.

A demon invasion is underway in Skyforge — are you going to tell them to go to hell?

The newly launched Caravan Stories is playing… bingo? Yup, there’s a bingo event going on, so join the old ladies in the Catholic Church fellowship hall in the fun.

H1Z1 threw in a couple of new loot crates and made some bug fixes.

Prosperous Universe’s 200th dev diary looks back over the last four years of the scifi sandbox’s development.

So when you’re participating in a tournament in Hearthstone, it’s… probably not a wise idea to also be playing Auto Chess. You might end up disqualifying yourself.

Over 100 new skill titles have been added to Wurm Online!

Otherland is still struggling to move its US server, but at least it sounds as if the team is making some progress in this regard.

MechWarrior Online’s championship series is raging pretty hard right now — who is going to win the 2019 title?

Ready to join Sea of Thieves’ creator crew? Wondering what the heck is ‘creator crew?’ This should fill you in:

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