/dev: New001 on competition beyond ranked

New001, lead producer on League, talks League as a global sport and where we’d like to take the competitive experience next.
2 years ago

State of Champion Update

Let’s check in with the various teams working on Champion Updates and get a look at our plans for the future!
3 years ago

Find Your Lunch Table: Which Champs Are Friends?

There are plenty of perfectly valid ways to pick a champ, but what does your choice say about you? And, once you've found a champ that clicks, which other champs are you also likely to play, and what ties those champs together? Thanks to data that we gather during every game, we've found some answers.
3 years ago

Dev Blog: Classes & Subclasses

As League’s evolved, so have our design philosophies. Join lead Champion Update designer James “Statikk” Bach as he discusses our new approach to champion classes and subclasses - and how that’s informed our recent work on juggernauts and marksmen.
3 years ago

State of the Season: Coming up on mid-season

In the latest ‘State of the Season,’ Lead Designer Andrei ‘Meddler’ van Roon talks about the current state of the core Summoner’s Rift experience, including champion updates, champions, items, and game pacing.
3 years ago

Bard's Big Birthday Datapalooza

Bard's one-year anniversary is here, so we've gathered some data about the wandering caretaker's journeys through the Rift.
3 years ago

Champion Insights: Jhin

We started with a blank page, and ended with a killer. Here are the steps in between.
3 years ago

Data and Champion Balance – Part 2

It’s part 2 of our Data & Champion Balance dev blog! In this one, Riot Jag talks about the nuanced design values we use to assess champion balance.
3 years ago

Data and Champion Balance – Part 1

In part 1 of our Data & Champion Balance dev blog, Riot Jules talks about what really goes into a champion’s win rate and what other data we use to assess champion balance.
3 years ago

Champion Insights: Tahm Kench, the River King

We sat down with the champion ideation team to hear about the process that took an idea - Fish Tank - and turned it into Tahm Kench.
4 years ago