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Retiring Dominion

We launched Dominion more than four years ago as an alternative game mode designed to challenge players with fast-paced skirmishes, capture-and-hold gameplay, and different skills to master. As League continues to evolve, our vision for the core game becomes more and more refined, and, after years of learning, it’s clear today that alternative game modes work better in short cycles rather than as standalone queues.
2 days ago

Ready, set, play: Earn Party Rewards all week long

Celebrate the launch of new champ select and the 2016 ranked season with Party Rewards. How’s it work? Simple. The larger your premade group, the larger the IP bounty you can earn.
2 weeks ago

Hextech Crafting soon debuts on PBE

We’re just about ready to start testing loot and Hextech Crafting on PBE.
1 month ago

New champ select replaces Team Builder

Since introducing the experimental Team Builder queue back in 2013, we’ve been analyzing and re-thinking the best way to get into a game of League. The lessons we learned from Team Builder directly impacted the development of new champ select. As a result, when new champ select goes live, we’ll disable the Team Builder queue.
1 month ago

Preseason 2016 crests the horizon!

The Worlds final is nearly upon us, but we thought we’d share some high-level philosophy on what’s going on with preseason 2016.
3 months ago

One For All heads back to the FGM workshop

After two weeks of five copy frenzy, it’s time to bench the penta-Kench and send One For All back into the Featured Game Mode workshop. We’ll continue to tweak and tinker until the next featured game mode, so thanks for playing, and we’ll see you on the battlefields!
3 months ago

One For All will soon return to the workshop

Thirty sphere Syndra ults and wild Lux laser light shows will head back into the Featured Game Mode workshop soon. If you’re looking to get in a game with a five-pack of your favorite champion, make sure to hit up the One For All queue before October 26 at 2 AM PDT. Thanks for playing, and we’ll see you on the battlefield!
3 months ago

Spin, spin, spin, spin, spin to win: One For All returns

Over the next few weeks, head to the Rift for 5v5 One For All madness. Jump into game using the same champion as your allies, as you battle through the chaos to shatter the enemy nexus.
4 months ago

Update: Refer-a-Friend now retired

Since relaunching RAF earlier this year we’ve been tracking how both new and referring players play with the feature and the results show it’s not helping players find new people to game with. League’s social systems should make it easier and more rewarding to hit the Rift with friends, but RAF just doesn’t meet that bar anymore. Because of that, we’ve retired the program.
5 months ago

Refer-a-Friend retires in thirty days

Since relaunching RAF earlier this year we’ve been tracking how both new and referring players play with the feature and the results show it’s not helping players find new people to game with. League’s social systems should make it easier and more rewarding to hit the Rift with friends, but RAF just doesn’t meet that bar anymore. Because of that, we’re retiring the program in thirty days.
6 months ago