Tag Archives: League of Legends

Hacker made around $1000 daily off League of Legends

Free to play games aren’t always necessarily free, at least not with all the money that gets (optionally) spent on in-game items. With millions of League of Legends players all around the world, Riot Games were home to an incredibly large amount of sensitive information and such. Somebody found a way in, and used what they found to make quite a bit of money.

League of Legends patch 4.12: welcome to the jungle!

It may come as a shock to most that there are other MOBA’s out there, what with all the love Dota 2 has been getting lately. What may shock you even more is that I, as a self professed Dota 2 addict, still find the time to play League of Legends now and then. Blasphemy? Of course not! Its got different mechanics and such which makes for a nice change. But enough about me, lets talk about you the new changes coming to LoL in the latest 4.12 patch.

Dota 2 vs League of Legends: By the numbers

We've looked at a variety of differences between the world's two most popular MOBA this week. For the final entry in this series, its time to crunch the numbers. How many players are there? How do the numbers stack up? It might not determine which game is best, but it certainly will tell us which one reigns supreme (for now).

Dota 2 vs League of Legends: Heroes and Champions

When it comes to these MOBA, one of the most important parts is which character you play as. Called Champions in League of Legends and Heroes in Dota 2, there are different approaches to design and release, as well as their various roles. Oh, and don't forget the controversies about copying.

Dota 2 vs League of Legends: Prizes and Tournaments

Dota 2 and League of Legends aren't just wildly popular games for people to play, they have revolutionized eSports. With regular tournaments and championships with massive prize pools, they have upped the ante for other eSports games, too. But of course, there are differences in this regard.

Dota 2 vs League of Legends: Community Involvement

No, this isn't an article to debate which community is more likely to say foul things about your mother or sexual orientation or both. In the second part of this series comparing the two popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs), it's time to see how they get their communities involved in discipline, design and eSports.

Dota 2 vs League of Legends: Company philosophies

Firefly or Babylon 5? Superman or Batman? Star Wars or Star Trek? There are so many geek debates that we could enter into, but the latest and most ferocious is League of Legends (LoL) or Dota 2? Both are wildly popular games in the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre - so what sets them apart?

American university offers first League of Legends scholarship

With the growth of eSports at all levels, it was only a matter of time until American universities jumped on the bandwagon. Collegiate eSports is growing, and now it can help students pay for their studies.

League of Legends’ metal band releases first single

League of Legends has a fantastic collection of skins for each champion. One of the sets includes the Pentakill set, a grouping of heavy metal skins to create a band. And now that band is releasing an album, and it's actually pretty good.

Trials of the Poro teases new LoL Champion

It's that time again - time for LoL to show off a new champion for those who are always hungry for new ways to dominate. I am seriously enjoying Riot's videos lately, and this one is far too adorable.

League of Legends is humanising their bots

I really enjoy playing against bots in League of Legends - Co-op vs AI can be a really fun mode. It seems I'm not the only one who feels this way; even experienced players frequently play against bots. Now, Riot is tinkering with the bots to meet player demands.

Riot’s April Fool’s mode to stay?

I missed April Fools' this year - I was enduring the marathon journey back to South Africa from LA. It seems everyone had fun, and Riot's prank is hilarious and awesome. In fact, it's so popular that it may just become a new game mode.

League of Thrones? Game of Legends?

Marketing is coming. That's right, Game of Thrones is about to kick off their fourth season of the wildly popular series, and they're looking for some unique marketing opportunities. Thinking outside the box, HBO is teaming up with an eSports giant.

Match fixing in LoL leads to suicide attempt

Traditional sports are plagued by all kinds of controversies - doping, personal player scandals and match fixing cause outrage, but are expected. It appears that eSports is reaching that point, too, as a match fixing scandal was revealed at the highest levels of play. Unfortunately, it also led a player to try to take his own life.

League of Legends tries out Team Builder

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.