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The 2014 ranked season has ended!

The 2014 ranked season began in January, and now the battle for League Points has drawn to a close. Read on to learn more about end of season rewards.
4 years ago

Ranked Rewards and Negative Behavior

With the end of the season upon us we wanted to remind everyone why we decided to exclude players displaying the worst of the worst negative behavior from ranked rewards. Players ineligible for rewards have already been emailed, you can read that email in this post.
4 years ago

Dev Blog: Optimizing the Rift

We set a goal of ensuring that the update to Summoner’s Rift performs at least as well as current SR on every player’s machine. We’ve continued to work on optimization since announcing the update, and want to take some time now to discuss the latest details with you.
4 years ago

Dev Blog: Defining the Rift’s Visual Style

Our goal was to create a style independent of a particular time or place that retains the vibe of Summoner's Rift. This means improving the style, cohesion & fidelity of the art without being held back by technological constraints. Finally, the various aspects of the art style must be aimed at clarifying gameplay to truly give players a more meaningful and immersive experience while playing League.
4 years ago

Summoner’s Rift Gameplay

Check out the update to Summoner’s Rift as it nears open beta with this preview of the revamped map.
4 years ago

Explore the update to Summoner’s Rift

As Summoner’s Rift nears open beta, explore the update in this new interactive map experience to learn more about the next step in League of Legends’ evolution.
4 years ago

Season 2014 is ending!

When the clock strikes midnight, turning November 10 to November 11, ranked queues will come down for about twelve hours and we'll start doling out rewards.
4 years ago

Updated Summoner’s Rift Q&A

Check out the Updated Summoner’s Rift Q&A with Riot Tokkelossie on the forums.
4 years ago

First light after the Harrowing

Though the Black Mist fades and the souls it claimed will soon forget their past, the threat of the fell tide will not be forgotten.
4 years ago

Preseason 2015: Forging a Diverse Armory

It’s preseason, and that means changes to items! When we looked at all of the high-level strategic opportunities in League, we wanted to create and retune items with a specific focus on macro-level value over micro-level contributions. If more teams can change course in a game through item purchases rather than relying purely on champion composition, we hope to provide the right tools for strategic innovation to prosper in League of Legends.
4 years ago