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Pro LoL team fined for attempted player poaching

There's a few things that are a real no-no in the world or professional gaming, like: don't be a “toxic player,” and don't poach other teams' players. Apparently though, Counter Logic Gaming didn't get the memo on that last point, as during Season 4 of the Championship series, it tried to …

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Defense of the Legends puts LoL in DotA 2

It was bound to happen eventually, just like the cease and desist notice that will follow its popularisation, but Defense of the Legends is a new modification being worked on for Valve's DotA 2 and it changes the game quite dramatically, with the eventual intention of making it so you …

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League of Legends hacker made $1000 a day

Last year, Shane “Jason” Duffy had his house raided by the Australian cybercrime unit for repeatedly hacking Riot's popular MOBA, League of Legends. Duffy managed to stay out of jail on bail but it turns out that during this time, his hacks were earning him $1000 a day. How did he pull …

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Riot trialling immediate bans for toxic behaviour

Riot has announced a new temporary system that's being trialled on each server, that will see it banning all toxic players on League of Legends, either temporarily over a two week period, or permanently if they've been given a warning before. Part of this is to do with a new “machine …

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Too many cooks spoil LoL team builder broth

Riot Games recently launched its new League of Legends Team Builder, which allowed players to pre-emptively select the position, role and character they wanted to play, thereby only matching with people that wanted to do different things and therefore securing a much more in-fighting free game experience. However, the problem …

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Riot makes LoL Team Builder official

Riot has been trialling its Team Builder system since early March and already its considered a success, as it's rolling it out as a permanent queue option for League of Legends. Announcing this news with a new trailer, Riot breaks down some of the best parts of the new matchmaking …

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Australian accused of LoL hacking, selling player data

After six months of investigation, in a joint effort between local police forces, the FBI and Riot games, a 21 year old Australian man has been charged with hacking into online MOBA League of Legends and selling player data to other nefarious individuals. Shane Duffy purportedly stole player IP addresses …

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Riot debuts Team Builder beta

Riot Games first talked about the much requested Team Builder feature in League of Legends back in October last year, but it's taken until today for it to open the tool up for public beta testing. It's available to try for the next two days and will allow players to …

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MSI to offer prize packs at epic.LAN 12

MSI has announced that not only will it be attending this weekend's upcoming epic.LAN 12, but that it will be giving away prizes in the run up to and at the event itself. You'll either need to be lucky or good at League of Legends (preferably both) to stand a …

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Riot enforces LoL no poaching rule

While it's one thing to be a team manager and attempt to lure players away from one esports team to the other, it's another thing entirely to do so as a player. Riot doesn't mess around when it comes to this stuff either and to prove that point has fined …

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Pro League team Evil Geniuses dissolves

One of the longest standing rosters in professional League of Legends, the Evil Geniuses, has effectively been disbanded in Europe, with three of its old members set to now compete under the EG brand in the North American circuit, while too remain in the EU and are now operating under …

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New Riot Games API released

Riot Games has announced the release of its new API in beta form, meaning anyone with a bit of coding knowledge can now make much more interesting apps and tools to help users play the game. In the past this has been limited to simple functions like manual reset timers …

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