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Dive into the Preseason 2015 Spotlight

The preseason is our annual opportunity to push League of Legends in new and healthy directions, and we’re focused on strategic diversity this year. For an overview of how we’re shaking things up across the Rift, check out the Preseason Spotlight!
1 week ago

Preseason 2015 begins

The preseason has always been our annual opportunity to push League of Legends in new and healthy directions for the coming year. Our big goal in 2015 is to encourage more strategic diversity. This touches a lot of different areas but it all boils down to giving you more paths to victory so your in-game decisions matter just as much as the champions you pick.
1 week ago

SR Open Beta live in all queues

The update to Summoner’s Rift is live in all SR queues.
1 week ago

Dev Blog: Defining the Rift’s Visual Style

Our goal was to create a style independent of a particular time or place that retains the vibe of Summoner's Rift. This means improving the style, cohesion & fidelity of the art without being held back by technological constraints. Finally, the various aspects of the art style must be aimed at clarifying gameplay to truly give players a more meaningful and immersive experience while playing League.
2 weeks ago

The Making of Featured Game Modes

As everyone enjoys Hexakill: Twisted Treeline, it felt like a good time to give some insight into how we make Featured Game Modes for LoL by analyzing our approach to the previous one, Ascension.
4 weeks ago

Updated Summoner’s Rift nears open beta!

For almost six months, we’ve had the updated Summoner’s Rift sitting on PBE as we made tweaks and changes based on your feedback. We’ll soon be moving onto the next phase: open beta. Read on for the details.
4 weeks ago

Hexakill: Twisted Treeline

Twelve champs collide on League’s most close-quartered map, the Twisted Treeline.
1 month ago

Upcoming changes to Refer-a-Friend

The TL;DR for those of you who just want to get back into game: we’re making some changes to Refer-a-Friend in the upcoming weeks to combat abuses like botting and fraud.
1 month ago

The 2014 Season Ends in November

The 2014 ranked season began in January, and now the battle for League Points draws to a close. The 2014 season ends on November 11, 2014 at 12:01 AM PST. Read on to learn more about end of season rewards.
1 month ago

Dev Blog: Champion Animation

What makes a champion move? We sat down with Senior Animator Rory “RiotLamz” Alderton to get some insight into how the champion animators do their thing.
2 months ago