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League Of Legends’ source code is being held to ransom, but Riot aren’t paying

Source code for fantasy MOBA League Of Legends and its autobattler spin-off Teamfight Tactics has been stolen and ransomed, Riot Games have confirmed. In a series of tweets, the developer revealed that the code was taken in an attack on their systems last week. Demands have been made by the hackers, which Riot say they won’t stump up for. The hack is being investigated both by Riot and law enforcement agencies, but Riot insist that League Of Legends players’ personal data and information weren’t compromised by the hackers. Read more

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The League of Legends World Championship finals had 5.1 million viewers — breaking viewership records

That’s not even counting Chinese viewers! Over 5.1 million people tuned in to watch the League of Legends World Championship grand finals yesterday. That figure, which doesn’t take into account viewership, has eclipsed the previous record set by 2021’s League Edward Gaming vs DWG finals by over one million viewers, making this year’s event the leader by a substantial margin. Taking place in the Chase Center, California, the grand finals saw super team T1 face off against DRX, both Korean favourites that managed to earn their spot over yet another brilliant Korea team in Gen.G, and Chinese powerhouse Royal Never…

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Overwatch 2 players are eulogising out-of-action hero Bastion as if he’d died

Robot damage hero Bastion has been unplayable in Overwatch 2 for the past week due to some unfortunate shenanigans with his artillery ultimate. It was only meant to be temporary, Blizzard said. Yet this increasingly lengthy absence from the game’s resulted in some players treating the poor droid as though he’d passed away rather than becoming glitched out for a little while. Read more

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Evercore Heroes — from former Riot and EA devs — mashes together MOBAs and dungeon-running

A genre mix that may just be the next big thing? Evercore Heroes — a new game coming from Vela Games with former EA and Riot Veterans behind the wheel — has just been announced! The Dublin-based studio’s premier title, the game combines real-time skill focused gameplay found in MOBAs, with the cooperative teamplay required in MMO dungeon runs in what could be a unique twist on a popular genre. The game is set in a science x fantasy world called Lumerea, where a range of diverse and unique heroes can be found and of course played around with. This…

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13 years later, is League of Legends still Riot’s crown jewel? We head to the LEC Finals to find out

Talking to fans, shoutcasters, and Riot staff, we try and figure out where the MOBA stands right now. League of Legends is an esports mountain, at this point. Over the years since Western professional gaming’s primordial days, it has broken through and risen through tectonic shifts in the global scene, eventually towering over the majority of its competitors both within its genre – and without. It has even reached the lofty heights required for your mum or dad to have heard about it.There’s a good chance that if you have a sister, she’s dated a mid-laner, god help her. Walking…

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Blizzard detail Overwatch 2’s season one, and its controversial battle passes

Free to play hero shooter sequel Overwatch 2 finally arrives on PC on October 4th, and today Blizzard have officially unveiled new hero Kiriko along with details of season one. They’ve also detailed how the game’s free and premium battle passes will work, and what you can expect in each. Watch the trailer below for some new Overwatch and pretend like it’s 2016 again. Just more grindy. Read more

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Udyr rework revealed in full, as League of Legends’ beloved shaman gets a visual and kit upgrade

Udyr is changing quite a bit, we break down the changes with input from the devs here. As many League of Legends fans will already know, Udyr is getting a massive rework to both his visuals and his in-game abilities. A beloved character in the hearts of the community, including early adopters of the super-popular MOBA and competitive players alike, this massive undertaking came at the request of a community poll earlier in the year. As such, we’ve broken down every change coming to Udyr with insights from the development team responsible sprinkled throughout. With hopes of preserving his original…

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Star Guardians event details revealed across all Riot Games titles

Magic, sparkles, and a whole bunch of new cosmetics are coming very soon. A detailed breakdown of the Riot Games Star Guardian event has been released today, showcasing a vast collection of in-game events and cosmetic rewards across League of Legends, Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics. The event, launching July 14, also comes with a new event anthem “Everything Goes On” by Porter Robinson. There’s also an exclusive merch line going live alongside this event, which lets you flex your love of everything Star Guardians, if that’s your sort of thing. And there’s another entry into the…

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Continued development on Heroes of the Storm has ceased

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The game is now in maintenance mode. New content for Heroes of the Storm will no longer be produced, according to Blizzard, and only seasonal rolls and hero rotations are planned for the future. The studio said that the in-game shop will remain operational, but there aren’t any plans to make new content available for purchase. All future patches will primarily focus on client sustainability and bug fixing, with balance updates coming as needed (thanks, resetera). To thank players, Blizzard…

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Overwatch 2’s second closed beta kicks off today

Overwatch 2 sees the start of its second closed beta test today, which runs until July 18th. You’ll need to wait for 7pm BST/11am PST to arrive before you can jump into the beta though. It’s also the first proper opportunity to play as the new tank Junker Queen, revealed at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase earlier this month. Read more

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Riot reveals new League of Legends Void champion, Bel’veth

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Not the kind of gal you want to take home to meet the folks. Riot Games has revealed details for its latest League of Legends champion through a cinematic trailer. The new champion, Bel’veth, is an empress and “God of Oblivion” coming from the heart of the Void in Runeterra. Bel’Veth is decribed as a “dark cancer” that has metastasized within the heart of the Void, and she wants to consume and rebuild Runeterra in her own image. She devours…

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Ubisoft have announced Project Q because it was leaked so many times

Ubisoft playfully confirmed over the weekend that they’re working on a much-leaked MOBA dubbed ‘Project Q’ , tweeting “So, we heard you heard…” The game, which Ubisoft insist isn’t a battle royale despite its strong resemblance to other battle royales that shall remain nameless, is still early in development. Ubisoft have now offered up registration for testing and updates through Ubisoft Connect. Read more

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Win one of the first Agon Pro League of Legends PC monitors at Insomnia 68

Insomnia esports coverage powered by AGON by AOC We were lucky enough to get our hands on the official League of Legends monitor ahead of its release at Insomnia 68 today – and you can win one. PC gaming brand AGON by AOC partnered with Riot Games to produce the first LoL monitor, which features a base complete with reactive lighting. The AG275QXL features a League of Legends Mode, the LoL QuickSwitch, power on and off sounds, Light FX Sync and the LoL Signature OSD design. Continue reading Win one of the first Agon Pro League of Legends PC monitors…

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League of Legends challenges are headed to the rift May 11

Coming in patch 12.9, over 300 challenges are being added to the game to spice things up a bit The League of Legends team at Riot Games have revealed more info about the upcoming challenges system, which is set to go live in-game with patch 12.9 on May 11. This system brings over 300 individual challenges to the game, offering some goals aside from increasing your rank and increasing champion mastery score for those invested in the MOBA. Challenges were first teased back at the start of the year with the 2022 season stream, although we didn’t receive many details…

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Riot Games buy big part of Arcane animation studio

Riot Games have acquired a “significant” stake in Fortiche, the French animation studio they’ve worked with on League Of Legends music videos and the spin-off Netflix series Arcane. Riot’s unspecified share isn’t large enough to buy control of Fortiche, but they say “this agreement ensures we’ll be working closely for decades to come.” Fortiche’s League animations have been better than Riot’s games so yeah, go on, I’ll take more. They’re currently working on a second season of Arcane. Read more