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Korean League of Legends shoutcasters are too much fun

Riot's shoutcasters – the hosts, analysts and interviewers on the ground during League of Legends tournaments – are professional, friendly and informative across the board, but there's something special about the Korean casters. Something energetic, frenzied and, most importantly, ...

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Play League of Legends in college, win scholarship money

The League of Legends North American Collegiate Championship returns for the 2014 - 2015 season with a larger competition layout and new region splits. Last year, 540 teams competed from 300 universities across the US and Canada. "This year, the competition's even bigger," Riot says. "The season...

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League of Legends boasts 27 million daily players

Riot Games reports that its League of Legends userbase has skyrocketed to 27 million players daily, more than doubling the 12 million daily players it reported in 2012. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Riot Games additionally confirmed that up to 7.5 million users are playing League of Legen...

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Game Dev Tycoon, Bleed, Riot head up batch of six at Steam Greenlight

Steam revealed today that Game Dev Tycoon, Bleed and other standout titles are featured in the latest batch of games to earn community approval and platform distribution rights through Steam Greenlight. Green Heart Games' simulation title Game Dev Tycoon earned a devoted following upon its rel...

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Riot in the streets, at a desk, in your hand: An indie documentary game

"Riots are powerful. They are moments in which lots of different people blend into a unique and cohesive mass to fight for their freedom. It is something that you cannot pursue for yourself, but only for a greater good. How can that not be incredibly emotive?" Designer Mattia Traverso approaches ri...

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League of Legends back on Mac

League of Legends, which currently boasts 32 million active players according to developer Riot Games, released its Mac client into open beta a short time ago. "Going native on Mac has been a big goal for us, and we're really excited to offer the same experience across both platforms," Riot noted...

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League of Legends developer wins another porn domain case

Riot Games has finished up another legal dispute regarding a website domain name related to its popular League of Legends title. LeagueofLegends.co was previously awarded to the company by the World Intellectual Property Organization from the clutches of a domain squatter, and now LeagueofLegendsPo...

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League of Legends surpasses 15M registered players, 1.4M play daily

Riot Games announced today that League of Legends has over 15 million registered players, with 3.6 million monthly active users and over 1.4 million playing daily. The company also revealed its peak concurrency (number of those LoLing at the same time) as over half a million players. This is the ...

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Reports: Chinese online giant Tencent acquires majority stake in Riot Games

China's biggest Internet company, Tencent, has reportedly acquired a majority stake in Los Angeles-based Riot Games for the sum of $350 million. Tencent has already acquired a number of other Western properties, including Crytek's free-to-play FPS and Take-Two's NBA 2K Online, and also runs the QQ ...

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