I will confess - I'm still fairly n00b when it comes to League of Legends. There are only really two or three champions that I can play as, and I prefer to play them in specific lanes. However, this can lead to issues when other people want to play as my preferred champions. Now, Riot is going to try making my life easier.
Re Vera is playing League of Legends in the DGL again, and once more they are dominating the competition. Do they have what it takes to go all the way?
Some people think Dota 2 is huge. Sure, it can often get half a million people playing a day - that's nothing to sneeze at. But League of Legends is in a, uh, league of its own.
Free to Play games get a lot of flak - often referred to as pay to win, it's assumed that you actually need to pay money to enjoy them. While this may or may not be true, the reality is that these games rake in some big bucks, but you may be surprised which ones earn the most money.
According to the League of Legends subreddit, some UK players have had their patcher for LoL bugged by the porn filter due to coincidental file names having the word ‘sex’ in them. User LoLBoompje has outlined the probably cause of the problem, but remarks that it’s unlikely to affect existing customers of ISP’s who have only just implemented the porn filter for new customers.
Do you know how you can tell someone has been playing League of Legends for ages? They have all the champions and tons of skins. I remember my proud day when I purchased Ms Fortune - how nice to not have to way for her to be Free to Play. It can be hard for new players to master any champions because they just don't have enough access to them - now Riot is changing that.
I remember when I first played League of Legends. I could easily play for at least 4-5 hours a day - it was fun and addictive and I felt like every game I played taught me something new about the gameplay and champions. Of course, I was still (and still am) an absolute n00b. However, there are plenty of excellent local teams that are getting sponsorships and winning tournaments - how can they make the leap to becoming eSports pros? One team asked Reddit, and got quite an earful.
It seems that everyone is upping their game when it comes to account security - maybe it's because tons of people keep on getting hacked, but increased authentication is becoming the norm. Now, League of Legends is adding email verification, but they'll make it worth your while.
Season 4 of League of Legends is upon us - if you haven't already, now would be a good time to fiddle with your masteries and whatnot. However, there is no need to download a new client; Riot isn't releasing a new one for the new season. Some people took to Reddit to rage and call Riot greedy. Warning, their response includes some less-than family-friendly language.
Remember when I told you about Soledad O'Brien reporting for Real Sports on HBO about eSports? She looked at League of Legends and gave some pretty decent coverage of the eSports scene. Well, in their end of year debate, HBO completely undermined everything she spoke about and questioned eSports' validity as a sport.
2013 is winding down and we're all counting down the days until we skip out on work and frolic off on vacation. 2014 is almost here, and you can actually already register for next year's Do Gaming League!
Last week I told you about a ban from Riot on League of Legends pro athletes. They were banned from publicly streaming other games, leading to a lot of outcry. Now, it seems that Riot is pulling a Microsoft and doing a 180.
Ah, eSports - so fun to watch an association go through the growing pains of becoming accepted and professional. The thing that makes eSports so unique is that we expect players to act like gamers, while also being professional eSports athletes. Riot has taken a stance on this that has raised some eyebrows.
DreamHack has begun in Sweden, and I already told you that two of our local guys will be competing in the Quake Live tournament, but that's not all that's going on. Check out all this eSports!
Riot is looking for your feedback on some major changes coming to LoL. Ranging from role and map changes, to towers and gold overhauls, LoL is going to be a very different game.