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

Less than heroic.

12-year-old MOBA Heroes of Newerth has officially sunsetted

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After 12 years of operation, one of League of Legends' direct competitors has called it quits. Heroes of Newerth, which launched back in 2010, closed...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 375: Mail call!

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Justin and Bree dip into the mailbag to discuss the Marvel MMO, unique MMO character names, the future of MMO tech, representation in MMOs, MMO account hassles, mobile EverQuest, better roleplay tools, and expansion forgetfulness.

League of Legends introduces the void champion Bel’Veth while Valorant answers community queries

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The lavender terror that is League of Legends' latest void champion is about to touch down in the MOBA. Riot Games introduced the Empress...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s gaming crackdown, NetEase Connect, Wild Rift plagiarism, and Valve’s anti-trust lawsuit

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news. China: The Chinese government is continuing to widen its long-running crackdown on...

Greg ‘Ghostcrawler’ Street says the Riot MMO will likely be his ‘last major franchise’

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Riot Games' not-so-secret MMORPG is "likely" to be the last big game project that Executive Producer Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street will work on in his...

Prime Gaming teams up with Blizzard to offer freebies for Overwatch, Hearthstone, WoW, and StarCraft

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Amazon Prime members are likely already very familiar with all of the free stuff they can claim for a wide variety of games, but...

Riot Games promotes Marc Merrill to president of games

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If you could go back to visit younger me and tell my naive face that it was actually possible to be promoted to become...

Not So Massively: Hearthstone’s Lunar New Year, Apex Legend’s Defiance, LoL’s Renata

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Welcome back to a quick roundup of news and events in the Not-So-Massively multiplayer realm! Hearthstone - Lunar New Year begins in Blizzard's OTCG as...
A world of disappointments.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 357: Microsoft swallows Blizzard whole

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Justin and Bree discuss the Microsoft Activision-Blizzard buyout, the EverQuest franchise roadmaps, Nightingale's ex-MMO status, Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons, and the Riot MMO, with adventures in LOTRO and Elder Scrolls Online, plus mailbag topics on Blizzard and games made for streaming.
Paws for impact.

MMO Business Roundup: Unionbusting, Kakao, sportswashing, DDOS attacks, plagiarism, and PUBG

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent industry news. I'm sorry. Raven Software: The internal Activision studio that saw first a strike and...

Riot Games adds multi-factor auth, a new champion to League of Legends, muted words feature to Valorant

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Riot Games is all up in our news business this week, with several headlines coming out of the studio for its multiplayer games. Here's...
It lurks.

Riot Games will settle sexual discrimination lawsuit for $100M and then some

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We’ve been poking at the dumpster fire inside League of Legends company Riot Games ever since 2018, when Kotaku’s expose of workplace conditions was...

Riot’s Runeterra MMO exec confirms the game will have PvP of some sort

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Being a Riot Games-built MMORPG set in the world of League of Legends, it's natural that fans of the IP will want to know...
Sure. Fine.

The MOP Up: Halo Infinite throws out an update while grappling with rampant cheating

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After surprising fans by debuting this month, Halo Infinite's multiplayer mode got an update this past week that introduced a small battle pass, cosmetics,...

Riot Games confirms season two of Arcane is in production, offers an update on Runeterra fighting game Project L

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Over the past weekend, Riot Games' highly lauded League of Legends animated series Arcane debuted its final three episodes of the first season, which...

SMITE, PUBG Mobile, and Fortnite kick off ridiculous and fun transmedia synergy events

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We live in a video gaming world where SMITE characters wear Transformers as skins, Naruto ninjas decided to battle it out in Fortnite, and...
I hate everything about you.

Riot Games celebrates Arcane series success with in-game goodies, premieres, and tournaments

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Is it really a crossover if you're crossing over with yourself? Riot Games is not going to think too hard on that question as...

Riot Games teases Legends of Runeterra’s Path of Champions and new LoL spinoff Hextech Mayhem

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Riot Games is continuing its cavalcade of announcements and reveals this week. First, the company's Riot Forge division revealed another League of Legends spinoff,...

League of Legends’ animated series Arcane rakes in rave reviews across the internet

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It would appear that Netflix has another hit on its hands with the premiere of the League of Legends animated series Arcane, which made...

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