Riot cancels LoL esports deal with Saudi Arabian city project following backlash

League of Legends publisher Riot has canned its partnership with Saudia Arabian city project Neom following criticism from employees, esports casters, and fans. The deal would have seen the Saudi city project come on board as a partner for League of Legends' European Championship tournament's summer season. However, in a statement, Riot's director of esports EMEA Alberto Guerrero explains that it was important the developer moved quickly once they realised "mistakes" were made."As a company and as…

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The LoL Worlds 2020 kick off next month, and there could be an audience

The tenth iteration of the biggest annual event in the League of Legends esports calendar heads to Shanghai, China this year. Developer Riot Games has announced the LoL Worlds 2020 Championship kicks off towards the end of next month and that all stages will be held "exclusively" in the city, to "ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in bringing Worlds 2020 to life". Plus, audiences could potentially be allowed to attend the finals, depending on circumstances.As revealed in a post on…

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Riot signs controversial sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia city project

UPDATE 30/07/20: In response to significant criticism from the League of Legends fan base and casters, the LEC has ended its controversial sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia city project Neom. The news was announced via a statement from Alberto Guerrero, Riot's director of esports for Europe, the Middle East and Africa."As a company and as a league, we know that it's important to recognise when we make mistakes and quickly work to correct them," Guerrero wrote. "After further reflection, while we…

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Riot cancels LoL esports deal with Saudi Arabian city project following backlash

League of Legends publisher Riot has canned its partnership with Saudia Arabian city project Neom following criticism from employees, esports casters, and fans. The deal would have seen the Saudi city project come on board as a partner for League of Legends' European Championship tournament's summer season. However, in a statement, Riot's director of esports EMEA Alberto Guerrero explains that it was important the developer moved quickly once they realised "mistakes" were made."As a company and as…

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Who is League of Legends' Samira? PBE leaks mysterious new name

As highlighted in the LoL patch 10.16 notes, something intriguing has just hit the League of Legends Public Beta Environment. A mysterious new emote has appeared, and while it's far from clear what it is or what it's for, it's seemingly to tied to an even bigger mystery: someone or something called 'Samira'.As spotted by Moobeat, who runs League of Legends fansite Surrenderat20, a new emote has appeared on the MOBA game's PBE, whose icon looks like an artistic abstraction of a rose, with a shiny…

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Your free League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics Twitch loot is here

Twitch Prime subscribers, your delivery has arrived. The latest round of free loot for Twitch Prime members has arrived, and that includes a skin shard for League of Legends and a new little legend egg for Riot's auto-battler Teamfight Tactics.Along with its monthly offering of free games, Twitch Prime - membership in which is included with Amazon Prime - also provides subscribers with periodic bonus goodies for various games. There have been a selection of specially designed Rainbow Six Siege Twitch…

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Who is League of Legends' Samira? PBE leaks mysterious new name

As highlighted in the LoL patch 10.16 notes, something intriguing has just hit the League of Legends Public Beta Environment. A mysterious new emote has appeared, and while it's far from clear what it is or what it's for, it's seemingly to tied to an even bigger mystery: someone or something called 'Samira'.As spotted by Moobeat, who runs League of Legends fansite Surrenderat20, a new emote has appeared on the MOBA game's PBE, whose icon looks like an artistic abstraction of a rose, with a shiny…

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Yone is the next LoL Champion - here are his abilities

Yone is the next LoL Champion. It was highly likely after the recent short animated video and leaked splash art that Yone would be coming to the Rift, but now we can officially say Yone is the next LoL Champ.So who is Yone? According to League of Legends lore, Yone is Yasuo's conscientious older half-brother. Yone and Yasuo were close as children, both studying at the village's sword school - until war came to Ionia and Yone was called away, leaving the impetuous Yasuo to defend the elders. After…

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Yone is the next LoL Champion - here are his abilities

Yone is the next LoL Champion. It was highly likely after the recent short animated video and leaked splash art that Yone would be coming to the Rift, but now we can officially say Yone is the next LoL Champ.So who is Yone? According to League of Legends lore, Yone is Yasuo's conscientious older half-brother. Yone and Yasuo were close as children, both studying at the village's sword school - until war came to Ionia and Yone was called away, leaving the impetuous Yasuo to defend the elders. After…

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League of Legends' Spirit Blossom event includes TFT and Legends of Runeterra

After various teases and skin reveals, Riot has fully revealed the Spirit Blossom event. The month-long thematic experience spans across League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, and Teamfight Tactics, and is live from now until August 24. Expect to see Nexus Blitz return to LoL alongside a new narrative mode called Spirit Bonds, skins, and fresh personalisation items for Legends of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics.Spirit Bonds is exclusive to League of Legends and sees players forge deeper relationships…

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League of Legends' new Jungler Champion is Lillia - here are the details

July 7, 2020 It's official - Lillia, the Bashful Bloom, is the next League of Legends Champion!Way back at the beginning of 2020, League of Legends developer Riot Games revealed its flagship MOBA game would get two new Champions in big summer event this year. One was teased as a Jungler Champ to "fawn" over, tying into the "blossom"-ing seasonal event. Following months of rumours and hints about who this might be, we've now got our answer - Lillia, the Bashful Bloom, is the game's new Champ.The…

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Here's the League of Legends season 10 patch schedule

It's a big year for League of Legends. We're over halfway into season 10 and there's already been plenty of goodies added to the game - and plenty more to look forward to. We've seen a bunch of those 120 new League of Legends skins - including a free new-look Volibear skin for players of the Juggernaut Champ - so far, as well as LoL's new Jungler Champion Lillia - and it looks like there's another new character for LoL, Yone, on the way, too. Maybe. Phew!But, of course, the MMORPG's fortnightly update…

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League of Legends' next Champion teased as Yone in new trailer

Hot on the heels of League of Legends new Jungler Champion Lillia's debut for Riot Games' flagship MOBA, it looks like we've got our first official peek of the next Champ headed its way. Riot's unleashed a brand-new animated trailer titled 'The Path, An Ionian Myth' - and fans are pretty sure it's pointing to the next name headed to LoL, Yone."Every myth carries a seed of truth. A slain swordsman must decide if he will make peace with his past - or be consumed by it," the animated short's description…

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Here's the League of Legends season 10 patch schedule

It's a big year for League of Legends. We're over halfway into season 10 and there's already been plenty of goodies added to the game - and plenty more to look forward to. We've seen a bunch of those 120 new League of Legends skins - including a free new-look Volibear skin for players of the Juggernaut Champ - so far, as well as LoL's new Jungler Champion Lillia - and it looks like there's another new character for LoL, Yone, on the way, too. Maybe. Phew!But, of course, the MMORPG's fortnightly update…

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League of Legends' next Champion teased as Yone in new trailer

Hot on the heels of League of Legends new Jungler Champion Lillia's debut for Riot Games' flagship MOBA, it looks like we've got our first official peek of the next Champ headed its way. Riot's unleashed a brand-new animated trailer titled 'The Path, An Ionian Myth' - and fans are pretty sure it's pointing to the next name headed to LoL, Yone."Every myth carries a seed of truth. A slain swordsman must decide if he will make peace with his past - or be consumed by it," the animated short's description…

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Is Yone the next LoL Champion? Everything we know about Yasuo's brother

It's highly likely now, thanks to a short animated video and leaked splash art, that Yone is the next LoL champ.So who is Yone? According to League of Legends lore, Yone is Yasuo's conscientious older half-brother. Yone and Yasuo were close as children, both studying at the village's sword school - until war came to Ionia and Yone was called away, leaving the impetuous Yasuo to defend the elders. After abandoning his post to seek battle and returning to find his master Elder Souma dead, Yasuo was…

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League of Legends' next Champion teased as Yone in new trailer

Hot on the heels of League of Legends new Jungler Champion Lillia's debut in Riot Games' flagship MOBA, it looks like we've got our first official peek of the next Champ headed its way. Riot's unleashed a brand-new animated trailer titled 'The Path, An Ionian Myth' - and fans are pretty sure it's pointing to the next name headed to LoL, Yone."Every myth carries a seed of truth. A slain swordsman must decide if he will make peace with his past - or be consumed by it," the animated short's description…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reaches Silver III in League of Legends

Last year, US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, US Representative for New York's 14th congressional district, announced that she'd made it to the rank of Silver IV in League of Legends - a pretty big improvement over her Bronze V position the year before. Now, AOC has revealed she's topped this again - she's hit Silver III in the MOBA game, and it seems quarantine has helped play a part in the accomplishment.Ocasio-Cortez's announced the achievement on Twitter, saying: "My small quarantine accomplishment:…

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League Of Legends cartoon series Arcane is delayed

Arcane, the cartoon set in the world of League Of Legends, will not be out this year. Riot Games announced yesterday that the global pandemic has somewhat hindered production, so they’re pushing it into 2021. Riot say they are “bummed” about the hold-up but “need to balance our excitement for the story with the safety and well-being of our teams and partners.” Yes, important to consider the well-being of your teams. (more…)

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League of Legends' reporting in Champion select feature set for July launch

Good news, League of Legends fans - developer Riot Games has just posted some plans it's working on for dealing with "game ruining behaviour", and there's one big change on the way that should help deal with toxicity while you're picking out your character. The reporting feature is headed to the MOBA game's Champion selection in July, in one of the next few patches.In a new 'Quick LoL thoughts' dev post, LoL design director Andrei Van Roon follows up on some improvements the studio's been making…

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