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The Los Angeles International Airport is crowded with League of Legends swag, the "2013 World Championship" logo plastered across backpacks and t-shirts, character pins on shoulder straps, Riot Games peeking out from under ponytails. The League of Legends world finals concluded at the Los Angeles...

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SK Telecom T1 sweeps League of Legends World Championship

Korean team SK Telecom T1 (SKT) swept Chinese opponents Royal Club (RYL) 3-0 to win the League of Legends World Championship and claim the $1 million prize last night. The Grand Finals were held at the Staples Center in front of 13,000 live fans and, according to a tweet from GameSpot's Rod...

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League of Legends semifinals crown Royal Club, SKTT1 as top two

The League of Legends semifinals concluded with two teams on top: Chinese team Royal Club and Korean team SK Telecom T1. Royal Club and SKTT1 will fight for the $1 million grand prize in a best-of-five match on October 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This is the third season of the League...

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League of Legends' next champion is Jinx, you owe her a soda

Jinx, the Loose Cannon, will be the next addition to the League of Legends roster, developer Riot Games announced on Thursday. The Joker-like criminal loves mayhem, as evidenced by a wanted poster on the League of Legends site which lists some of her crimes: "murder," "making fun of the peace,"...

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EVE Online lead designer summoned to join League of Legends

EVE Online lead designer Kristoffer Touborg announced on his Facebook page yesterday that he will be abandoning the CCP Games ship, as he prepares to join forces with Riot Games to work on League of Legends. "It's been an incredible five years, working for a company I love, on a game I love,"...

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League of Legends American Express debit cards get RP for purchases

American Express is launching League of Legends-branded pre-paid debit cards that give customers Riot Points, in-game currency, with their use. It's kismet – Riot Games wants to make it easier for you to spend money in League of Legends, and American Express wants to make it easier for you to...

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Pro League of Legends players are professional athletes, says US government

There may not be eSports stadiums popping up in American cities just yet, but competitive gaming has gotten one step closer to official recognition. Specifically, the US government has begun issuing visas to international League of Legends players, designating them "professional athletes." ...

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Solstice Arena is an inventive mobile MOBA from a surprising source

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Solstice Arena appeared on the App Store last week. It's a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game in which you choose a hero and play a top-down 3v3 match. Using various spells and abilities, you attack the...

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Counter-Strike: GO lets community police itself with Overwatch

Valve has introduced a new community discipline program for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that it calls "Overwatch," designed to let players govern themselves when it comes to problem behavior. Overwatch will deputize some players as "investigators" (based on stats like wins and hours...

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League of Legends' new Champion is a witchy woman

Lissandra the Ice Witch, League of Legends' newest Champion, is now available as part of the game's ongoing battle for the Freljord. Lissandra's abilities favor swift movement and crowd control over excessive damage output, though she seems entirely capable of the latter when need be. The new...

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