Did you play the April Fool’s special event - Ultra Rapid Fire mode in League of Legends over the past fourteen days? I sure did. It was a time filled with madness - two weeks of OMG I NEVER KNEW THAT CHAMPION WAS SO BROKEN RIOT PLEASE FIX WTF UNINSTALLING THIS GARBAGE! And it was a ton of fun. Sadly, the event is now over, but it’s not all doom and gloom. To show their thanks for everybody's participation, Riot are hosting a Party IP event this coming weekend.
I’ve been giving far too much time to League of Legends lately, so much so that my real lover, Dota 2, has started showing signs of jealousy. One part of LoL I haven’t gotten around to experiencing though, is its professional scene. I have no idea how the best of the best play, what champions they use the most, or what strategies they adapt. I hope to change that this year when the 2015 World Championship kicks off.
April Fools’ day is finally done and dusted, and while I’m all for good fun, it makes writing the news one hell of a nightmare! What is real, and what isn’t? Can I really simulate water swimming with the new PlayStation Flow? Perhaps that new Big Head Mode in Heroes of the Storm is permanent? Obviously not! My keen journalist nose can tell foul from fowl… or something like that, which is why I know that the new League of Legends Ultra Rapid Fire Mode is complete made up garbage – except that it isn’t.
Bard is the latest champion to enter the roster of League of Legends. He is a unique support and one that I really wouldn't mind playing. A new video shows off exactly what he's capable of and will make him incredibly popular when he's on his first free rotation.
League of Legends loves to add new champions to the mix. They change up gameplay, and keep the game new and interesting. Of course, there always has to be something to differentiate the champion from those in the existing roster, and this support's wandering nature does that with ease.
I already get upset when I hear about all-female tournaments. They are fine as an added component of a tournament series, but I worry that they will marginalize women more than they will uplift them. However, this latest Garena tournament out of the Philippines has instituted such a disgusting policy that even Riot is horrified.
While most of your time is probably spent killing all your friends and screaming at people for feeding, the world's most popular MOBA also features some cool music. There's a lot that goes into making the soundtrack, and you can even grab it for free.
League of Legends has been branching out into cool content creation. Not content with normal champion spotlights and patch rundowns, they have released some real winning videos, including teaser trailers and cool music videos. This latest one is incredibly well done, but you may need some tissues.
League of Legends is the biggest eSports game in the world, as well as the most popular MOBA. No, the championships don't have the ridiculous prize pools of Dota. And thanks to a confusing schedule leaving up to the finals, I honestly don't get as interested in it as The International. However, it's returning to Europe and might recapture my imagination.
Riot Games love playing around with new modes for their incredible popular MOBA, League of Legends. The latest of these experiments gives an incredible amount of power to your opponents, allowing them to dictate how the match begins. It's meant to be a fun alternative to professional play, but unsurprisingly it's a bit of a mess.
Last year, League of Legends did a big campaign for good sportsmanship. They released videos about how teams that work together have higher success rates than those who rage and fight. They also started banning those who can't abide by common decency. Now, the good players are getting rewarded.
Snowdown is here! The festive event for League of Legends kicked off yesterday and will run through till the 6th of January. This means that the new game mode has finally been detailed. It’s packed with snow, fun, and of course, a ton of adorable Poros!
The festive season hasn’t slowed down Riot Games one bit it seems. Two weeks ago, they teased Rek’Sai the void burrower - the incredibly terrifying shark… worm... thing. The champion is now available, and just in time for Snowdown too!
League of Legends is easily the most popular and most watched eSport, especially when it comes to the World Championships. Riot Games have recently released statistics following this year’s competition. Fewer people watched the final overall, but that’s hardly a negative. Every other stat seems to have been improved significantly.
Have you ever tried explaining the concept of eSports to a non-gamer? It’s really difficult! Those with an old train of thought just can’t get their head around the fact that some people play games for a living. Even then, they don’t understand how stressful and dedicated someone has to be to be truly great. For that reason, I love all the eSport documentaries that have been coming out, as it gives some insight into the world of competitive gaming. Valve kicked off the trend with Free To Play, and not too long after, Riot Games debuted Road to Worlds. Razer are following their footsteps. They’ve unveiled their very own documentary.