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League of Legends on a console, Tencent launches TGP box

Parent company of Riot Games, Tencent, has launched a new piece of hardware called the TGP (Tencent Games Platform) box. Acting a little like a Steam machine that runs Windows 10, the system offers Chinese gamers the chance to play popular games like League of Legends, without requiring a gaming …

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Tencent founder makes $2 billion charity stock pledge

The CEO and co-founder of Tencent, parent company of game developers like Riot, has announced that he will donate 100 million of the company’s shares to charity. The move is being hailed as one of the biggest philanthropic gestures in China’s history and is estimated to be worth around $2 billion (£1.39 billion). …

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Can Immortals challenge Korean LoL supremacy?

As the most watched Esport in the world, League of Legends has millions of players around the world, many of them hoping to make it as professionals. But over the past few years, Korean teams have dominated in the finals. Will this year be any different? The undefeated North American …

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ESPN just launched it own Esports site

ESPN has finally begun to take Esports seriously, launching a new website dedicated entirely to pro-gaming. It features coverage of many of the latest news stories for some of the more popular competitive games, as well as twinned social media accounts, strategy videos and profiles of the most iconic players …

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Tencent now owns Riot Games, League of Legends

Although it started life as an indie developer back in the mid-00s, Riot Games has been anything but for a long time. That’s why over the past few years it’s courted investment from companies like Tencent, a Chinese game publisher and holding company. And now Riot has sold itself body …

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G2A responds to League of Legends sponsorship ban

Earlier this week, Riot officially took a stance against the controversial, grey market key selling site G2A. The site was banned from sponsoring any more professional League of Legends teams and its logo was to be immediately removed from any merchandise or marketing material present at the up coming League …

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Riot wants to better communicate with League players

As much as the internet can be a place where negativity goes to fester, game makers all over the world know that keeping in touch with your fan base through it is an important way to help maintain a game’s popularity. And it’s that line of communication between the players and …

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LoL news: Don’t trust the River King

Although League of Legends is still the most popular hardcore game in the world, with the strongest eSports following, the competition is a lot hotter than it once was. In the face of new upstarts like Heroes of the Storm, Riot is continuing to release new champions to keep its …

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League of Legends Tribunal to return soon

The League of Legends’s player run Tribunal system was an ambitious attempt to curb negative attitudes and comments from players of the highly competitive, and often toxic game. However about a year ago it was pulled, with Riot stating that it wanted to revamp the feature and improve it in …

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Where did your online alias come from?

Even though sites like Facebook have encouraged the use of our real names online, most of us have been gaming and chatting under pseudonyms for much of our internet based lives. Often we go through several different ones before something sticks and once it does, that name can have a …

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League of Legends 2015 LCS is much more serious

Sports, whether they’re the electronic kind or the traditional, are all fun and games until there’s big money involved and fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your view) League of Legends is now hitting that level. With the 2015 season of the game, Riot is taking it to new heights, which means …

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