Red Post Collection: Chat Systems Forecast, Response to new Match History Feedback, 4.11 Hunter's Machete, and more!

Posted on at 10:41 PM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features Riot Metasystem with a forecast on Chat Systems, including goals for the future and the imminent disabling of public ( not private ) chat rooms. You'll also find IronStylus discussing Akali's visuals and VU timing,  a response to feedback on the new match history that is live on several servers, and Phreak commenting on the upcoming Hunter's Machete changes.
Continue reading for more information!

Free Champion Rotation 2014 Season Week 24

Posted on at 10:09 AM by Moobeat
The free to play champion rotation for this week features Brand, Jayce, Kayle, Leona, Lulu, Nocturne, Pantheon, Sivir, Twitch, and Yasuo.

Continue reading for these champions' regular store prices.

Champion and Skin Sale 7/1 - 7/4

Posted on at 7:03 AM by frostyNinja
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between July 1st and July 4th, you'll be able to pick up Runeguard Volibear for 487 RP, Pentakill Mordekaiser for 487 RP, Mercenary Katarina for 260 RP, Zed for 487 RP, Xerath for 440 RP and Pantheon for 395 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

Red Post Collection: Context on Braum 4.11 changes, Meddler on Zilean/Poppy/Viktor, IronStylus Grab Bag, and more!

Posted on at 4:08 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features Meddler with context on the upcoming 4.11 changes to Braum, as well as info on the rework status of Zilean, Poppy, and Viktor! You'll also find a grab bag of posts from IronStylus, including a concept art for Lunar Goddess Diana, his thoughts on interacting on the forums, an explanation on the recent changes to Pentakill Mordekaiser, and a small teaser on the Sion VU!
Continue reading for more information!

[Updated] Dunkmaster Darius Previewed at Spanish Live Event

Posted on at 12:30 PM by Moobeat
[ Update: Just added lots of new screen caps, including the most complete splash , his recall, & more!]

Dunkmaster Darius, a jammin' skin first previewed at a live event last year, has hit the court during the Spanish Final Cup livestream where Rioters showed off his concept art, vfx and animations, and a splash!
Continue reading for a set of screen shots from the stream!

NA LCS Summer Split Week 6

Posted on at 12:13 PM by Glyceroll
The NA LCS is back with week 6, featuring 8 games over two days!
Continue reading for a (spoiler free) look at team info, schedules, and VODs once they become available!

Red Post Collection: Headhunter Caitlyn getting more armor, Voice Chat Discussion, DS Swain "not soon or even soon(tm)", Positive Reinforcement in new Tribunal, and more!

Posted on at 9:06 PM by Moobeat
[ Update: Added in a brief tweet by Morello that Dragon Master Swain, a popular fan concept, is "not soon, or even Soon(tm)" and Lyte discussing positive reinforcement in the new Tribunal! ]

Tonight's red post collection features Riot Whist commenting that Headhunter Caitlyn is receiving a few changes to her model, as well as Lyte discussing the team's stance on integrated voice chat and more!
Continue reading for more information!

6/26 PBE Update: Soulstealer Vladimir and new Caitlyn Splash

Posted on at 9:44 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! New stuff includes an updated splash art for Caitlyn, the splash art for the upcoming Soulstealer Vladimir skin, the temporary removal of the Summoner's Rift update, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: "Very Sadistic" Easter Egg coming to Summoner's Rift, Sion Still in Works, Lyte on Chat Restrictions

Posted on at 8:55 PM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features Meddler with a reminder Sion's rework is a large project and is still worked on, Nome teasing he's been working on a "very sadistic" Easter Egg for the updated Summoner's Rift, a note that the new in-game jungle timers will not be included in patch 4.11, and Lyte discussing the effectiveness of the current chat restriction experiments.
Continue reading for more information!

Champion and Skin Sale 6/27 - 6/30

Posted on at 7:21 AM by frostyNinja
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between June 27th and June 30th, you'll be able to pick up Muay Thai Lee Sin for 487 RP, Cowgirl Miss Fortune for 375 RP, Woad Ashe for 260 RP, Jayce for 487 RP, Caitlyn for 440 RP and Udyr for 292 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

EU LCS Summer Split Week 6

Posted on at 7:20 AM by Glyceroll
The sixth week of the EU LCS Summer Split kicks off at 9 AM PST // 18:00 CET! Be sure to tune in a half an hour early on day one for the LCS Preview show!
Continue reading for a (spoiler free) look at team info, schedules, and VODs once they become available!

2014 World Final heads to Seoul’s World Cup Stadium

Posted on at 12:33 AM by Moobeat
After a long silence, Riot has announced that the 2014 World Finals will be held on October 19th at Sangam Statium in Seoul, South Korea!
Continue reading for more information!

6/25 PBE Update: New Quill Coat Item, New Urgot Splash Art, Summoner's Rift Air Client Assets, HH Caitlyn, and more!

Posted on at 3:57 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! In addition to a new "Quill Coat" item and a rework of Spirit of the Ancient Golem, this update includes a, Urgot has a new splash art, new Summoner's Rift assets for the client, a new passive for Bloodthirster, updates to Headhunter Caitlyn, and much more!
Continue reading for more information!

[Updated] Red Post Collection: LtRandolph's hunt for Shen Bugs, Context on Nidalee PBE changes, Top Tier Champions & Tradeoffs, and more!

Posted on at 1:23 AM by Moobeat
[ Update : Stuffed in a few more posts about Lucian and Shen! Enjoy! ]

This morning's red post collection features Morello briefly touching on top tier champions that lack tradeoffs, ZenonTheStoic sharing his thoughts on Lucian's identity as a high mobility champion, LtRandolph sharing his journey into tracking down the notorious Shen ultimate bug, Riot Repertoir with context on the recent Nidalee PBE changes, and much more!
Continue reading for more information!

6/24 PBE Update: New Summoner Icons, Soulstealer Vladimir Sound Effects, Red & Blue HP bars, and more!

Posted on at 12:10 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! New stuff includes a new evil looking Ziggs summoner icon, new healthbars that display the HP of Blue Sentinel and Red Brambleback, Soulstealer Vladimir's sound effects, eight summoner icons for Brazilian eSports teams, and several tentative balance changes!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Skins Team Concept Artists Q&A, IronStylus on Cho'Vu - "Yes. But not right now ", and more!

Posted on at 3:42 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features a massive summary of the Skins Team Concept Artist Q&A, IronStylus with his thoughts on a Cho'Gath VU, Nome on what team Clarity has worked on in the past, and more! You'll also find some silly MSPaint drawings Rioters whipped up during the Q&A!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Summoner's Rift Preview, In-depth with Clarity, Discussion on in-game Jungle timers, and more!

Posted on at 5:05 PM by Moobeat
This evening's red post collection includes an official preview of the updated Summoner's Rift and a new  dev blog on gameplay clarity, one of League of Legend's core  core design pillars. We also have a ton of discussion on the new in-game jungle timers announced in the dev blog!
Continue reading for more information!

6/23 PBE Update: Hazmat Heimerdinger splash, In-Game Jungle Timers, Tentative Nidalee Changes, and more.

Posted on at 12:46 PM by Moobeat
[ Be sure to read ALL of the Nidalee changes, she got a whole litter of 'em ]

The PBE has been updated! In addition to  Hazmat Heimerdinger's splash art, we have several tentative balance changes for Nidalee, a new set of sound effects for Headhunter Caitlyn, and in-game timers for red buff, blue buff, Dragon, and Baron.
Continue reading for more information!

Free Champion Rotation 2014 Season Week 23

Posted on at 10:51 AM by frostyNinja
The free to play champion rotation for this week features Janna, Jinx, Mordekaiser, Quinn, Rammus, Rumble, Shen, Soraka, Talon, and Udyr.

Continue reading for these champions' regular store prices.

Champion and Skin Sale 6/24 - 6/27

Posted on at 7:14 AM by frostyNinja
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between June 24th and June 27th, you'll be able to pick up Tyrant Swain for 675 RP, Ice Drake Shyvana for 487 RP, Marble Malphite for 260 RP, Zyra for 487 RP, Renekton for 440 RP and Malphite for 292 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

Red Post Collection : Skin concept art team Q&A on 6/23, IronStylus on Caitlyn, Smash Gizmo on MR per level, and more!

Posted on at 2:26 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features IronStylus chatting about the direction of a FUTURE Caitlyn visual update, SmashGizmo discussing the few melee champions who don't gain magic resist per level and why, a note that the Skin concept art team will be doing a Q&A on 6/23, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

This Week in eSports - Week 5 wrap up, NA/EU CS Finals, & more

Posted on at 9:07 PM by Glyceroll
This week is drawing to a close and we have just the thing to send it off right - an eSports recap!
[Warning: There will be spoilers after the jump! Check here for spoiler free NA and EU posts!]

Continue reading for the results of LCS week 5, the latest team news, and more!

Red Post Collection: 6/20 Hotfix, Context on Maokai PBE Changes, Direction of Soraka rework, and much more!

Posted on at 3:03 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features documentation of the recent hotfix to fix the Draven and Ardent Censer bugs, SmashGizmo with context on the PBE changes to Maokai, Vesh with a few comments on direction the future Soraka rework, more discussion on the Summoner's Rift update, Gypsylord clarifying this Diana comments from yesterday, and much more!
Continue reading for more information!

EU LCS Summer Split Week 5

Posted on at 2:51 AM by Glyceroll
Week five of the EU LCS Summer Split is coming to us live from London's Wembley Arena! The action starts off early Saturday at  6 AM PST //  15:00 CET with the EU Challenger Series finals, followed by the start of the LCS at 9:00 AM PST // 18:00 CET
Continue reading for a (spoiler free) look at team info, schedules, and VODs once they become available!

Primetime Draven now available!

Posted on at 12:08 AM by Moobeat
"Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another exciting edition of the League of Draven Championship Series!" - Primetime Draven is now available for purchase! With a dashing new suit, a very vocal set of axes, & oodles of Draven-ey voiceover lines, this bad boy of the casting world can be yours for 975 RP 
Continue reading and bust down the fourth wall for a better look at the League of Draven's latest skin!

[Updated] 6/20 PBE Update: Nautilus Passive Indicator, Tentative Balance Changes for Maokai, Kayle, Jax, Zac

Posted on at 5:48 PM by Moobeat
[ WIP POST:  The patch is out  and server is up ]

The PBE has been updated! New stuff includes a passive indicator for Nautilus, as well as tentative balance changes for Kayle, Jax, Maokai, Zac, and Nautilus.
Continue reading for more information!

July Champion and Skin Sales

Posted on at 1:43 PM by Moobeat
Following May's experiment of giving us an early schedule on the  weekly champion and skin sales, Udyr is back with a list of the skins and champions that will be on sale in July. However, unlike May's preview, there are no specific dates, only a list of everything that will be on sale during July.
Continue reading for a preview of that will be on sale next month!

Red Post Collection : 4.11 Live Gameplay Patch Forecast - Bringin' Up Support / Tanky Junglers, IronStylus on Taric VU, Ardent Censor / Draven bug fix, and much more!

Posted on at 9:36 PM by Moobeat
[UPDATE: A hotfix is coming out soon to fix the Draven and Ardent Censer bugs. ]

Tonight's red post collection features Pwyff with a Live Gameplay Patch Forecast for patch 4.11, including mention of buffing up Utility / Tank junglers and taking a look at Jax, Kayle, Yasuo, and Ziggs. You'll also find IronStylus discussing the complexities of Taric's VU, Pwyff with an update on the 4.10 Draven bug, the notice the Ardent Censer is currently disabled on live, more discussion on the Summoner's Rift update, more from @WizardCrab, Gypsylord with wild ideas on Diana, and MORE!
Continue reading for more information!

6/19 PBE Update: SR Monster HUD Potraits, HH Caitlyn Updates

Posted on at 2:08 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! New stuff includes updated portrait icons for the monsters on the updated Summoner's Rift , minor changes to Headhunter Caitlyn, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

NA LCS Summer Split Week #5!

Posted on at 11:15 AM by Glyceroll
[ Don't forget to tune in early for the EUCS 3rd place match on Friday! ]

The EU and NA LCS have swapped days; get ready for week 5 of the NA LCS, starting at 12 PM PST / 21:00 CET on June 19th and 20th! Tune in a half an hour early for the preview show on Thursday!
Continue reading for a (spoiler free) look at team info, schedules, and VODs once they become available!

Champion and Skin Sale 6/20 - 6/23

Posted on at 12:00 AM by frostyNinja
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between June 20th and June 23rd, you'll be able to pick up Sinful Succulence Morgana for 487 RP, Explorer Ezreal for 375 RP, Almost Prom King Amumu for 260 RP, Kha'Zix for 487 RP, Orianna for 440 RP and Urgot for 395 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

Red Post Collection: SR Hub, LCS Summoner Icons, Draven bug in 4.10, Context on recent Athene and Lucian nerfs, and more!

Posted on at 10:50 PM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features the launch of the Summoner's Rift hub, the release of NA and EU LCS Summer Split summoner icons ( including new icons for LMQ and compLexity ), info on an unintentional Draven bug in 4.10. Pwyff on the recent Lucian nerfs, Scarizard with more ideas for Twisted Treeline's Ichors,  Phreak on the Athene's Unholy Grail nerfs in 4.10, and more!
Continue reading for more information and a brief recap of the busy news week!

6/18 PBE Update - Headhunter Caitlyn

Posted on at 12:47 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated with a new Headhunter Caitlyn skin!
Continue reading for more information!

Celebrate the Beautiful Game with the Beautiful Set - 2014 Football skins, ward, and icon now available.

Posted on at 11:44 AM by Moobeat
[ Update: The BR LoL page has added two new wallpapers featuring these skins! ]

Sweeper Alistar, Goalkeeper Maokai, Superfan Gragas, Striker Lucian, and Red Card Twisted Fate are now available for purchase for 750 RP each! While these skins are permanent additions to the shop ( i.e they are NOT legacy skins ), you can also pick them up in the new limited time "The Beautiful Set" bundle along with the Golden Goal ward and the Hat Trick Summoner Icon!
Continue reading to score a better look at these new skins!

[Updated] 6/17 PBE Update #2: Summoner's Rift Update

Posted on at 3:50 PM by Moobeat
[ Update: Videos of the new jungle camp animations added! ]

A second patch has been pushed to the PBE and the Summoner's Rift Update is available for testing!! Everything has been updated, from the terrain and shopkeepers to the epic monsters and jungle camps!
Continue reading for more information and a better look at the updated map!

Patch 4.10 Notes

Posted on at 2:48 PM by Moobeat

Patch 4.10 is on it's way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Continue reading for the full set of notes, including changes for offensive physical and support itemization, Nidalee's gameplay update, significant changes to Skarner's kit, minor nerfs to Teleport and Heal, upcoming skins, and much more!

6/17 PBE Update: Hazmat Heimerdinger & Soulstealer Vladimir

Posted on at 12:31 PM by Moobeat
[ The Summoner's Rift update is coming in a second patch! HYPE. ]

With 4.10 moving to live, a new 4.11 PBE cycle has begun! The PBE has been updated with new Hazmat Heimerdinger and Soulstealer Vladimir skins, references to a Headhunter Caitlyn skin, lots of "Nightmare Bots" tooltips, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Server Maintenance: Patch 4.10

Posted on at 5:57 PM by Moobeat
Good news everyone - Server maintenance for our next patch, Patch 4.10, has been scheduled!

On June 18th at 3:00 AM PST for NA, 05:00 GMT for EUW and 02:00 GMT for EUNE, servers will go down for maintenance and the 4.10 patch will be applied.

Here's Riot Zaps with the NA version of the maintenance announcement:
"On 06/18/2014, starting at 01:30 AM PST, ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 4.10. At 03:00 AM PST, the servers will be shut down and all games currently in progress will end in a draw and stats will not be recorded. We estimate the battlegrounds will be unavailable for 6 hours."
Here's a collection of the patch 4.10 maintenance threads for each server:

NAEUWEUNEBRTRLASLANRUOCE

I'll keep you updated as more information on what the patch contains and patch notes become available. While the latest PBE content is usually a good indicator of what's to come, please remember that it is tentative and not everything may make it to live.

Free Champion Rotation 2014 Season Week 22

Posted on at 10:08 AM by frostyNinja
The free to play champion rotation for this week features Draven, Galio, Graves, Jax, Maokai, Nami, Sona, Swain, Tryndamere, and Xin Zhao.

Continue reading for these champions' regular store prices.

Champion and Skin Sale 6/17 - 6/20

Posted on at 7:41 AM by Moobeat
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between June 17th and June 20th, you'll be able to pick up Bloodstone Lissandra for 487 RP, Ionia Master Yi for 487 RP, Monarch Kog'Maw for 260 RP, Thresh for 487 RP, Swain for 440 RP and Shen for 395 RP.

Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

Red Post Collection: IronStylus on Scope Creep, VUs, & Morgana, OCE SR VOD, UI Feedback, and more!

Posted on at 1:21 AM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features IronStylus chatting about "scope creep" and future visual updates, Meddler confirming Zed's Ult bug is set to be fixed in 4.10, Nome looking for feedback on the UI, and a VOD of the recent OCE Summoner's Rift stream!
Continue reading for more information!

This Week in eSports - LCS Week 4 concludes, NA/EU dates swapped for Week 5, and more!

Posted on at 9:50 PM by Glyceroll
Another week has past and we're back with your weekly eSports recap!
[Warning: There will be spoilers after the jump! Check here for spoiler free NA and EU posts!]

Continue reading for a recap of LCS week 4, the latest team news, and more!

NA LCS Summer Split Week 4

Posted on at 11:19 AM by Moobeat
The NA LCS Summer Split continues with week four, featuring eight games over the weekend. The action starts at  12 PM PST // 21:00 CET!
Continue reading for a (spoiler free) look at team info, schedules, and VODs once they become available!

Red Post Collection: Karthus Champion Spotlight, Scarizard on Ichors, IronStylus on Yordles

Posted on at 1:12 AM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features an updated champion spotlight for Karthus, IronStylus chatting about yordles and Exterminator Twitch, Scarizard on Twisted Treeline's Ichors, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

6/13 PBE Update: "Futbul" Login

Posted on at 8:10 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated with a new "Futbul" login screen!
Continue reading for more information!

6/12 PBE Update: Primetime Draven Splash

Posted on at 1:46 AM by Moobeat
After issues with the deploy, the PBE  has been updated with Primetime Draven's splash!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Pentakill Q&A, @WizardCrab, English Summoner's Rift Livestream VOD, and more!

Posted on at 12:53 AM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection includes a summary of the PENTAKILL Q&A, WizardCrab chatting about various eCommerce topics, an official VOD of the English Summoner's Rift livestream, and a brief note that patch 4.10 is TENTATIVELY scheduled for next week.
Continue reading for more information!

Superfans assemble - Details on upcoming skins and returning World Cup skins available through July 13th

Posted on at 11:51 AM by Moobeat
With the World Cup starting today, Riot has released details on the five upcoming football skins that are currently on the PBE - they will be released in an upcoming patch and will be permanent additions to the store.

Alongside those five upcoming skins, we have return of the original four World Cup skins for Akali, Blitzcrank, Ezreal, and Katarina! These four skins, which were originally released as limited skins back in 2010, are available again through July 13th.
Continue reading for more information!

EU LCS Summer Split Week 4

Posted on at 7:59 AM by Moobeat
The European LCS continues with week four, featuring eight games played over the next two days! The action starts at  8:30 AM PST // 17:30 CET with the LCS preview show!
Continue reading for a (spoiler free) look at team info, schedules, and VODs once they become available!

Champion and Skin Sale 6/13 - 6/16

Posted on at 7:00 AM by frostyNinja
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between June 13th and June 16th, you'll be able to pick up Hyena Warwick for 487 RP, Dragon Slayer Jarvan IV for 375 RP, Count Vladimir for 260 RP, Yasuo for 487 RP, Cassiopeia for 440 RP and Mordekaiser for 395 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

Red Post Collection: European Service Update & Amsterdam datacenter, New Match History Alpha live on BR

Posted on at 1:02 AM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features Errigal with a European Service update on the recent problems and on the transfer of the platform to the new Amsterdam datacenter, a heads up there will be a PENTAKILL Q&A on Thursday Jun 12th, and a preview of the new Match History now that the alpha is live on BR!
Continue reading for more information!