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Qiyana, Empress of the Elements, is Live in "League of Legends" Today

Qiyana, Empress of the Elements, is Live in “League of Legends” Today

Riot Games has released League of Legends‘ latest champion Qiyana, Empress of the Elements, on the Summoner’s Rift today as part of patch update 9.13. Her backstory starts in the city of Ixaocan, the capital of a new region of Runeterra called Ixtal. She was the last in line to succeed her parents on the high […]

Team Liquid has Advanced to the League of Legends MSI 2019 Finals

Team Liquid has Advanced to the League of Legends MSI 2019 Finals

Underdogs Team Liquid have managed to take down World Champions Invictus Gaming in this year’s League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational. Liquid went up against Invictus during the MSI Semi-Final round and carried the win with a 3-1 lead over the reigning LoL champions. Invictus Gaming entered the Mid-Season Invitational as the clear favorites to win and […]

Riot Games Partners with the Special Olympics for a Stream-a-thon

Leauge of Legends developer Riot Games has partnered with the Special Olympics to host a special live Stream-a-thon on Twitch. The stream is live now and is part of Special Olympics’ “The Revolution is Inclusion” campaign.The goal of the campaign is to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities, and the stream urges viewers to […]

Riot Games Updates Company Site to Emphasize “Fair and Equitable” Processes

League of Legends developer Riot Games has had some internal issues in the past, mostly revolving around accusations of sexist hiring practices and creating an environment where female employees are put at a disadvantage. After issuing a mass apology statement on their blog, the company planned to revamp their recruitment methods and train their current staff […]

What to Expect from the League of Legends and Lagardère Partnership

Riot Games announced a multi-year partnership with sports marketing agency Lagardère Sports today. Riot will be working with Lagardère on the League of Legends European Championship to commercialize the newly established LEC, which is the governing body for all League of Legends competitions in Europe. The end goal of the partnership, however, is to see the […]

Dark Horse Team Cloud 9 has Flipped the Script on League of Legends Worlds

Yesterday, during the League of Legends World Championship Group B matches, the most unlikely team made it to the top of their pool. Cloud 9 nearly took the Group B win, instead coming in second in the group – despite being dead last in all pre-game predictions. North American and European teams have never done […]

League of Legends Dev Riot Games Partners with Mastercard

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced a partnership with Mastercard to become the first, exclusive global payment services partner for League of Legends esports events. The partnership is part of a multi-year deal between Riot and Mastercard and will include LOL‘s three annual major esports tournaments: the world championship, all-star event, and mid-season invitational. The […]

Riot Games Releases Mass Apology Statement after Sexism Allegations

Riot Games released a statement today on their official blog addressing the recent allegations of sexism exposed by Kotaku at the beginning of this month. In short, Riot Games was accused of sexist hiring practices and being “a place where women are treated unfairly, where the company’s culture puts female employees at a disadvantage.” The […]

League of Legends Dev Agrees That Riot Games Oversexualized Kai’Sa

Riot Games landed themselves in some hot water when they released information on the newest character coming to their hit franchise League of Legends, Kai’Sa. Riot had announced just a few months ago that they would be moving away from the hyper-sexualized female characters trope, so when Kai’Sa’s art first hit, people were naturally upset about […]

The League of Legends Premiership Finals Take Place This Weekend in Leicester

ESL UK and Riot Games have partnered to present the ESL Premiership League of Legends finals, with sponsors Intel and Currys PC World. The championship finals will take place in Leicester on April 7th and 8th. As the most prestigious League of Legends competition in the UK, this season’s final features the ESL Premiership’s largest ever prize […]

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Fortnite is Now the Most-Watched Game on Twitch with 5 Years of Streamed Content

Despite being PUBG‘s zany cousin/knockoff, Fortnite has gone on to become the most-watched game on Twitch. Part of that is likely down to accessibility and lack of cheaters, as Fortnite is available on more platforms than PUBG, and doesn’t have the same cheating problem that has plagued Bluehole’s battle royale game since launch. Both of those factors have led […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Has Invested In LOL eSports Team 100Thieves

Dan Gilbert, who is both the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the founder of Quicken Loans, has decided to invest in the new franchise team 100Thieves as a partner. The team reveal for 100Thieves came courtesy of a Riot Games announcement for the ten franchised teams participating in the 2018 League of Legends season. […]

Kevin Hart’s ‘Laugh Out Loud’ Bows In August, Programming Announced

If Kevin Hart gets his way, your life’s about to get a whole lot funnier. It was announced on Tuesday that Hart’s Laugh Out Loud (LOL) streaming video service is set to launch on August 3. Developed in partnership with Lionsgate, the service will consist of original scripted and unscripted comedy series, stand-up specials, licensed […]