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Riot Games acquires Radiant Entertainment

Riot games (maker of League of Legends) is not a company you often see in the news. They tend to spend most of their time on League, because its one of the most popular games in the world. So I was surprised to see the news that they had acquired Radiant Entertainment. In a statement Radiant said “We are delighted to announce that Radiant Entertainment has been acquired by Riot Games. At Riot, our developers will continue their mission...

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Tencent Purchases Remaining Stake In League of Legends Developer Riot Games

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TenCent the Chinese technological behemoth that operates the popular Chinese FPS Cross Fire and holds a minority stake in Epic Games among other entertainment ventures has purchased the remaining equity in League of Legends developer Riot Games. This change in ownership was announced via Riot Game’s official website. They say that this allow them to offer more competitive wages and benefits to the employees while continuing their upward growth. Here’s the full statement as it appears on...

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Was There A League of Legends Card Game In The Works?

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Over the weekend a twitter account belonging to Riot Game’ president and co-founder Mark Merrill appears to have been compromised. A hacker using the handle ‘Jason’ took control of Mr.Merrill’s account on Saturday and posted several images and details for a cancelled &unannounced League of Legends trading card game called ‘League of Legends Supremacy’. Supposedly the game had been completed by the folks over at Riot Games but for unknown reasons they decided to scrap the project...

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League of Legends On Watch After Heroes of Newerth Hack

Fans of the MOBA genre and the creators of their favorite games are on watch after Heroes of Newerth was hacked this afternoon. Originally appearing on Reddit, a user by the name of Ryan_HTP posted about the hack with a twitter link as supposed truth. Apparently he made off with the usernames and passwords for the games accounts. According to Ryan he’s also planning to attack competing game, League of Legends, a later time just to enrage...

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Make Money From League of Legends, Officially

Today Riot Games released a brief guide (in plain English, not legalese) officially informing the League of Legends community that they fully allow not only the production and uploading of League of Legends content on video sites such as YouTube and Twitch.tv, but also the collection of advertising revenue associated with such content by the producers. This was done to remove any ambiguity regarding the legal problems that could potentially arise from someone broadcasting (and making money...

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LOL: Invitational For The Pros, Bonus For The Players

Riot Games has announced that on Friday, June 1st, they will be hosting the first ever Riot World Invitational in Las Vegas, broadcast live on their website beginning at 12pm Pacific time. The Invitational will feature a set of matches pitting five top-ranked League of Legends players from around the world against five of the best Riot staff members. Additionally, for all League of Legends players, Riot will be giving a 100% bonus on all Influence Points...

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Riot Games Raising Cash for Kids

From now until May 18th, League of Legends makers Riot Games is donating the entirety of the purchase price of the champion Jax and his Jaximus skin to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as marking both of those items at a 50% discount. Riot said they were inspired to make this move after partnering with the Foundation to provide a trip and tour of their offices for Joe, a young man with a rare bone cancer. ” We were...

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