league of legends

Official Site: League of Legends
Studio: Riot Games
Launch Date: October 27, 2009
Genre: MOBA
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac

Fight or Kite: SMITE has the right vibes but the wrong gameplay for this PvP fan

SMITE is one of the largest MOBAs on the planet and has been for years now. In fact, it's currently celebrating its 10th anniversary!...

League of Legends fighting game Project L will be playable during Worlds 2023 in South Korea

How hungry are you to try out Project L, the fighting game that draws from the roster of Riot Games' MOBA League of Legends?...

Greg Street announces his new MMORPG, dubbed Ghost and funded by NetEase

Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street has been talking big on Twitter about his new game studio and new MMORPG following his exit from Riot Games and...

Massively Overthinking: Are there any MMOs for which a spin-off mode would be welcome?

Pantheon's announcement that its developers are working on spinning out a monetized "247" extraction mode hasn't engendered a whole lot of hope for the...
Prepare for bear.

Massively Overthinking: What’s next for Blizzard under Microsoft?

So the Microsoft acquisition of Activision-Blizzard is basically a done deal. Oh, sure, the FTC is still fumbling around with hapless appeals, but look,...

The MOP Up: Aion Classic finally gets its delicious revenge

Aion Classic unleashed Update 2.4: Stormwing's Revenge on its servers this past week: "Get ready to battle Stormwing and defeat Yamennes to loot heroic...

The MOP Up: It’s the great Albion, Charlie Brown!

Albion Online is getting into the spirit of Halloween with its Harvest Challenge: "Fall has come to the world of Albion... the shadows are...
Less than inspirational!

The MOP Up: EVE Online’s Fanfest has officially sold out

Well, that's it: EVE Online's Fanfest is officially sold out this year, so if you were hoping to snag a ticket at this late...

Riot Games exec says MMO is still in early phases, but the studio is ‘committed to the genre’

A conversation between a Chinese streamer and a Riot Games executive indicated that we're still in for quite the wait to see Riot's unnamed...

The MOP Up: AdventureQuest 3D players spend five billion gold… in a weekend

A recent gold boost event led to a record-breaking level of transactions in AdventureQuest 3D as players splurged on augments. "This was a new record...

Vague Patch Notes: Contemplating the origin of the Big Five in the MMO space

A few weeks back, I talked about the various tiers of MMORPGs, and that included a discussion of what we call the Big Five...

Evercore Heroes struggles to get enough matches going in its paid closed beta

So here's a situation that everyone could see coming. You have a competitive MOBA-like title that you want to put through closed beta testing,...

Fight or Kite: MOBA Evercore Heroes makes a strong argument for competitive PvE

Believe it or not, even though I write about PvP MMOs regularly here in Fight or Kite, I don’t actually follow a bunch of...

Riot Games shares vague gameplay and design details for its in-progress Riot MMO

Riot Games has been pretty cagey about the details of its still-gestating Runeterra MMO for a while now, and that trend appears to continue...
Ox in, free.

The MOP Up: Neverwinter buffs its companion healing factor by up to 100%

Neverwinter's medically minded companions received a massive infusion of green numbers this past week, as Cryptic buffed those particular pets by a significant amount. "We...

Riot Games and pro League of Legends esports players reach compromise to end strike

At the end of May, we covered a disturbance in the Riot Games League of Legends esports community: Riot had slashed the North American...

Riot Games collabs with Coca-Cola on Coke Ultimate flavor, the taste of League of Legends XP

You know, I came very close to sending a MOP staffer in California to the reveal of this promo, but since it has almost...
Well well well, how the turntable.

Riot Games and League of Legends esports pros lock horns over fate of North American league

Following Riot Games' announcement of its plan to reduce the North American Challenger's League for League of Legends esports down to only seven teams...

Riot Games’ $100M discrimination settlement payouts officially claimed by over 1500 affected people

This could be considered an epilogue or the final chapter of a long and sordid ordeal for affected employees of Riot Games. Back in...

Warframe of Mind: A sneak peek preview of Warframe’s The Duviri Paradox

After years of TennoCons, folks can see that Digital Extremes is no stranger to introducing new concepts to Warframe, from fishing to flying to...