I really planned on watching the League of Legends final this past weekend. Problem is, it took place in South Korea, so the time difference was something I completely forgot about. By the time I arrived home from my morning cycle, a champion had already been determined. Korean team, Samsung Galaxy White, defeated the Chinese Star Horn Royal Club to take the top spot.
I remember the very first time I logged into League of Legends. It was back in the game’s beta stage, a time when not every studio on the face of the earth was trying to make a MOBA. League of Legends wanted to reward players who pushed their game for them, ultimately resulting in the insane success Riot has achieved in just five years. Some of those reward promises were kept, while one still has to materialise.
League of Legends is the largest MOBA. No, that's not a vague wish or speculation, I already compared LoL to Dota 2 and it is simply massive. ESPN had excellent feedback when they aired Dota 2's International, and now they're hoping for the same with League of Legends.
You’d think with the way I go on about Dota 2, it’s the biggest and most popular MOBA in the world. Truth is, it’s arguably more popular in South Africa than its largest contender, League of Legends. For the rest of the world though, LoL is the one to watch and has a much larger following. The world championship has been under way for the last few weeks, and the last showdown is finally within reach. Which team will take the top spot for 2014 in the final this weekend?
League of Legends patch brings the undead juggernaut Riot Games are giving League of Legends a lore buff. So far, it seems to be working rather well for them. They are using this new overhaul as an excuse to add new champions, flesh out backstories, and fix any champions they are no longer happy with. Their latest focus is Sion, who has been reworked somewhat. He is now playable with the latest 4.18 patch.
I told you a couple of weeks ago that Riot want to give their game, League of Legends, a lore overhaul. They’ve already kicked things off with the Shurima saga which showed the ascension of Azir. They’ve now set their sights on Sion. The champion has received a rework.
The League of Legends World Championship final may only be on October the 19th, but the preliminaries start today, on September the 18th. Riot teamed up with the popular band Imagine Dragons to put together a war cry to kick things off. Check that, as well as the schedule for the tournament below.
A few weeks ago Riot Games revealed the latest champion to enter Summoner's Rift, Azir. Reading about his abilities gave me the impression that Azir would be an easy, crazy farming machine that was able to push lanes with his own towers. Easy wins, right? Well, Azir looks anything but easy to play.
Riot Games recently announced their desire to give League of Legends and its lore a good spit and polish. This will allow them to not only tell a more compelling tale, but also allow them to really flesh out heroes as well as incorporate new game modes. Their project appears to be well underway.
League of Legends might not have as big a prize pool as this year’s Dota 2 International did, but the stakes in their World Championship are still ridiculously high. What many people may not realise is that the pro gamers involved are under immense pressure to win. What goes on behind the scenes? Riot have recently released a teaser to a series called ‘Road to Worlds’. It will show the journeys of some of LoL’s top players.
I feel like League of Legends has been around for a lot longer than 5 years. The game was released way back in October 2009, and it’s evolved a lot since then. One thing that the developers are no longer happy with however, is the lore behind the game. It looks like it will be getting a lot of focus and polish over the coming months.
Riots Games have been a but slow in releasing new champions for their extremely popular MOBA, League of Legends. At least, they were earlier this year, with Gnar being unleashed just a few weeks ago. That holiday seems to be over, and already we’ve got our first look at probably the most broken new Champion I’ve ever seen.
“Cosmetics will never make money in games!” – somebody probably said once upon a time. I had the same attitude. Why spend money on something that just makes your character look different? I’ve since changed my views on life, and I appreciate a good exterior. The League of Legends Sugar Rush is nearly here, bringing with it a whole lot of goodies for the community.
Riot Games have been teasing their new champion for nearly a month now. The long lost relative to Teemo seems like an interesting new addition to the League of Legends roster. That’s probably because he changes from a cute little critter into a raging monster in no time at all.