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Riot Games Engineering: LoL vs. real-time internet

Riot’s engineering blog offers an inside look at some of the tech that powers League of Legends. In this post, we’ll explore the challenges we face in maintaining a real-time online game with the internet’s current architecture -- which wasn’t built with games like League in mind.
8 months ago

Champion Reveal: Illaoi, the Kraken Priestess

Most champions arm themselves with swords or guns or magic or whatever, but Illaoi’s bringing a freakin’ god to the Rift. One of the new breed of juggernauts, she’s a slow but impactful solo laner in any game, with tentacles that offer huge zone control once they worm their way into a game. And while she lacks traditional gap closers to start fights, she can pull the spirits from distant squishies and destroy them, rendering yet another vessel for Illaoi’s god, Nagakabouros.
8 months ago

Patch 5.22 notes

Preseason is upon us.
8 months ago

New champ select Q&A November 12

If you’re looking to lock in more info on new champ select, head over to the designer Q&A at 11 AM PST on November 12! Some of the Rioters behind the new system will be on hand to answer your questions and share the details behind the design.
8 months ago

2016 Preseason Spotlight

Marksmen Updates! New items! Changed items! A new jungle monster! Keystone masteries! Join us as we scratch the surface of some of the gameplay changes coming to League this preseason.
8 months ago

The Making of the Madman

A behind-the-scenes look at the origin and evolution of Dr. Mundo.
8 months ago

2015 ranked season is ending!

Only days remain until the end of the 2015 ranked season. When the clock strikes midnight, turning November 10 to November 11, ranked queues will come down for about twelve hours and we'll start doling out rewards.
8 months ago

Champion and skin sale: 11.10 - 11.13

Grab these champions and skins on sale for 50% off for a limited time:
8 months ago