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League of Legends retires skin codes to fight scam artists

Riot Games is retiring skin codes released prior to April 2014 in an effort to curb third-party re-selling and fraud, according to Community Coordinator Ben Forbes, AKA Riot Draggles. If you're just tuning in, skins in League of Legends change a character's visual look, so that a pirate might...

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Riot Games offers new hires 'cash to quit'

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced a new company initiative called Queue Dodge, which allows new North America hires to receive 10 percent of their annual salary if they leave the company within 60 days. "Basically, we're offering new hires cash to quit," the company stated. ...

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Illinois college offering scholarships to League of Legends players

Robert Morris University in Chicago put out a call recruiting League of Legends players to its first varsity eSports team earlier this month. According to Riot Games, RMU will become the first university to offer a competitive team at the varsity level, and will offer scholarships to players "of up...

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Riot Games summoning update to League of Legends' 5v5 map

Like an enemy champion leaping out from tall grass, Riot Games has revealed that League of Legends will be getting an overhaul to its 5v5 map, Summoner's Rift. According to a post highlighting some of the changes, the update is focused on five main tenets: clarity and readability, visual...

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League of Legends takes a top spot on ... iTunes?

Proving that you don't need to be real to earn real success, the debut album from Pentakill, a band made up of five League of Legends characters, is currently sitting at number one on the iTunes metal charts. Look, we'd be clever and throw in a pun or two here, but this news really speaks for...

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Fans watched 2.4 billion hours of eSports in 2013

Got some spare time on your hands? Apparently so, according to a recently-unveiled report from IHS Technology, which claims that people tuned into eSports-themed video programming for a total of 2.4 billion hours in 2013. Just in case that slipped by, that's billion. With a B. Which is roughly...

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Unity, Riot Games co-founders join AIAS board of directors

David Helgason, CEO and co-founder of Unity Technologies, and Brandon Beck, CEO and co-founder of Riot Games, have joined the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Board of Directors. For those just catching up, Unity is engine behind everything from garage development games to the upcoming...

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How to win more in League of Legends: play as blue team

Would you believe that a team's color can influence how often they win or lose? If you're shaking your head and thinking 'of course not," The Daily Dot has some data to show you regarding wins vs. losses in League of Legends. According to the Dot's data sampling, in ranked matches with draft pick...

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Build your dream League team with Fantasy LCS

Haven't cracked the realm of League of Legends play that'll let you earn thousands of dollars from competing in the League Championship Series? Neither have a lot of other people, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy watching the world's best compete! Riot Games is launching the beta of Fantasy...

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Joystiq Streams: Lessons with the League of Legends voice cast [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Jungling. Running your bottoms and mids. Bait, aggro, duo lane, facecheck, leash, solo top, gank, and Wota. What? For the uninitiated, League of Legends is intimidating enough thanks to its population of roughly 30 million daily players but that's just the beginning. Standing firm between...

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