Red Post Collection: Clarification on Soraka rework, Context on Nocturne R PBE change, Arcade community creations roundup, and more!

Posted on at 1:11 PM by Moobeat
This afternoon's red post collection features Vesh clarifying how Soraka's tentative rework passive works, Meddler discussing the Nocturne R changes that are currently on the PBE, the community's Arcade themed creations, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

8/29 PBE Update: Upcoming Ward Skins, New Orianna Portrait, Jade Fang Cassiopeia Texture Update

Posted on at 7:33 PM by frostyNinja
The PBE has been updated, including store assets for upcoming ward skins, changes to several champion's lore, small updates to Jade Fang Cassiopeia, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

[updated] Red Post Collection: Soraka Rework Preview and Discussion

Posted on at 5:43 PM by Moobeat
[ 8/31 12 PM PDT: Updated with EVEN MORE discussion! WEEWOOWEEOO. ]

Vesh has posted up a preview of and context on Soraka's upcoming gameplay update, which includes substantial changes to the majority of her abilities!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Viktor gameplay update details, Double IP Weekend, EU/NA LCS expanding to 10 teams, and more!

Posted on at 7:54 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features Solcrushed with new information regarding Viktor's upcoming gameplay update, Meddler commenting on future Urgot and Gangplank reworks, clarification on the dates for the SUGAR RUSH double IP weekend, details on the NA/EU LCS expanding to 10 teams each next season, what factors into champion updates, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

[Updated] 8/28 PBE Update: Ascension ready for testing, GoftS Kha'Zix and Galactic Azir skins up for testing, and more

Posted on at 5:05 PM by frostyNinja
[UPDATE: A second patch has hit! Ascension has been fixed and is now ready for testing! I've also added updated shots of the Cassiopeia skins that received update in today's patch.]

The PBE has been updated, including Guardian of the Sands Kha'Zix and Galactic Azir both fixed up and now available for testing,  a brief preview of Ascension that was snagged before it was disabled due to bugs, and more!
Continue reading for more information, including a full preview of the new Kha'Zix skin!

Final Boss Veigar now available!

Posted on at 3:32 PM by Moobeat
"Unimaginable is the power of Veigar!" - Final Boss Veigar is now available for 1820 RP! In addition to pitting his opponents against pixelized versions of this pint-sizes abilities, Final Boss Veigar features an entirely new set of sounds, visuals, animations, and a unique new voiceover!
Continue reading for a better look at the Runeterra's final boss!

Champion and Skin Sale 8/29 - 9/1

Posted on at 7:00 AM by frostyNinja
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between August 29th and September 1st, you'll be able to pick up Iron Solari Leona for 487 RP, Little Knight Amumu for 375 RP, Commando Jarvan IV for 260 RP, Darius for 487 RP, Rumble for 440 RP and Xin Zhao for 292 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

8/27 PBE Update: Guardian of the Sands Kha'Zix, Akali Splash, Cassiopeia TU & Gameplay Update

Posted on at 2:45 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated, including a new Guardian of the Sands Kha'Zix skin, model/texture and gameplay updates for Cassiopeia, a new splash art for Akali, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Azir Discussion, Ascension to PBE Soon, Punishing extreme Intentional Feeders, Ranked Restrictions, Soraka Rework not in 4.16, and more!

Posted on at 11:09 AM by Moobeat
Following yesterday's round of news surrounding Azir, patch 4.15, and the PBE, this afternoon's red post collection is massive!  Topics include a sizable discussion on Azir, L4T3NCY with information on the upcoming featured gameplay mode Ascension, IronStylus commenting on Renekton's model and texture updates that are currently on the PBE, Socrates and Lyte sharing new player behavior systems regarding ranked restrictions and aggressively handling intentional feeders, Vesh commenting Soraka's rework will NOT be in 4.16, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

[UPDATED] 8/26 PBE: Azir, Renekton Model &Texture update, Ascension Assets, New Kha'Zix Skin Placeholder

Posted on at 3:28 PM by Moobeat
[Big Update - New Info at bottom of post: A second, small update was pushed to the PBE! The Summoner's Rift update is now back up for testing and it's full of CRITTERS and the river now has ripple effects when you walk through it. We also have new AA vfx for Urgot ]

The PBE has been updated  and Azir is now available for testing! Additionally, we also have a model and texture update for Renekton, Galactic Renekton, Outback Renekton, and Bloodfury Renekton,  new summoner icons, assets for and details on the ASCENSION featured gameplay mode, and more!
Continue reading for more information, including a detailed look at our newest champion!

Patch 4.15 Notes

Posted on at 1:12 PM by Moobeat

Patch 4.15 is on the way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Continue reading for the full set of patch notes, including LOADS of bug fixes, changes for Urgot, several new skins, and much more!

Azir, the Emperor of the Sands, Revealed

Posted on at 12:05 PM by Moobeat
"An oft-repeated legend stirs in the desert of Shurima. The swirling sands carry rumors of the ancient emperor Azir, somehow returned." - Azir, the Emperor of the Sands, has been revealed!
Continue reading for more information, including a preview of Azir's abilities and playstyle!

Red Post Collection: [Continued] Meddler Champion Design Q&A, SUGAR RUSH begins, and more!

Posted on at 6:05 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features a reminder that SUGAR RUSH has started, Meddler returning to answer more champion design questions, Ghostcrawler commenting on split pushing, and a correction to this weeks free champion rotation!
Continue reading for more information!

Patch 4.15 Server Maintenance

Posted on at 4:00 PM by Moobeat
Good news everyone - Server maintenance for our next patch, Patch 4.15, has been scheduled!

On August 27th at 3:00 AM PDT for NA, 5:00 GMT for EUW and 02:00 GMT for EUNE, servers will go down for maintenance and the 4.15 patch will be applied.

Here's  NA version of the  Network Operations maintenance announcement:
"On 08/27/2014, starting at 01:30 PDT, ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 4.15. At 3:00 PDT, 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 4.15 maintenance threads for each server:

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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.

End of Season Rewards, Victorious Morgana, and the new Master Tier

Posted on at 11:52 AM by Moobeat
While the exact end dates will be announced sometime during October, Riot has published additional information regarding the upcoming end of season rewards, including a teaser for the next Victorious skin, and the new Master Tier!
Continue reading for more information!

Free Champion Rotation 2014 Season Week 32

Posted on at 10:18 AM by frostyNinja
NOTE: Due to a bug, Gnar was replaced with Garen in this week's free to play champion pool.

The free to play champion rotation for this week features Braum, Corki, Fiddlesticks, Gangplank, Garen, Hecarim, Lissandra, Malzahar, Nami, and Vayne.

Continue reading for these champions' regular store prices.

Champion and Skin Sale 8/26 - 8/29

Posted on at 7:00 AM by frostyNinja
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between August 26th and August 29th, you'll be able to pick up Bloodstone Taric for 487 RP, Warmonger Sion for 487 RP, Blast Zone Heimerdinger for 260 RP, Nautilus for 487 RP, Riven for 440 RP and Sona for 395 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

Red Post Collection: Meddler Champion Design Q&A, Riot's stance on "Scraping", and more!

Posted on at 1:09 AM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features a brief Champion Design Q&A with MeddlerRiot Katey Khaos commenting on Jarvan IV and Renekton's smaller than usual HP bars, Sargonas explaining Riot's stance on 3rd party developers "scraping", a reminder that Sugar Rush starts soon, and more!
Continue reading for more information.

[August 29th - Sep 1st] North American Regional Qualifiers

Posted on at 12:12 PM by Glyceroll
PAX Prime is here and this year it plays host to the NA Summoner Playoffs, which decide which NA teams will represent their region at Worlds 2014!

Continue reading for a (spoiler free) look at team info, schedules, and VODs once they become available!

8/22 PBE Update: Match History Player Builds and return of Featured Spectate Matches to landing page

Posted on at 4:29 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's update features a new "Player Builds" section on match history, the returned of featured spectate matches to the updated landing page, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Gnar Changes Next Patch, Patcher & Landing Page Refresh on the way, and more!

Posted on at 9:08 PM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection includes gypsylord with context on upcoming changes and bugfixes for Gnar, an update on the Patcher & Landing Page refresh that is on the way in the next patch, ArmiesofZNight with information on the recent NA server instability, and much much more!
Continue reading for more information!

8/21 PBE Update: PROJECT: Yasuo & Final Boss Veigar Splash art, New Splash Art for Shyvana and Vayne

Posted on at 3:48 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! In addition to a few tentative balance changes for Gnar, we have new splash art for PROJECT: Yasuo, Final Boss Veigar, Shyvana, and Vayne!
Continue reading for more information!

Champion and Skin Sale 8/22 - 8/25

Posted on at 7:00 AM by frostyNinja
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between August 22nd and August 25th, you'll be able to pick up Rageborn Mundo for 487 RP, Arctic Warfare Caitlyn for 375 RP, Ravager Nocturne for 260 RP, Quinn for 487 RP, Kog'Maw for 440 RP and Cho'Gath for 292 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

Red Post Collection: August 20th Patch Update, Final Boss Veigar teaser, Gnar concept art, and more!

Posted on at 5:03 PM by Moobeat
[ Updated: Added in information on the August 20th hotfix! ]

This evening's red post collection features as teaser for the upcoming Final Boss Veigar skin, gypsylord with context on the recent Gnar PBE changes, grumpymonkey sharing Gnar concept art, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

8/20 PBE Update: Headhunter Caitlyn's Trap

Posted on at 11:41 AM by Moobeat
A small patch, containing a new trap for Headhunter Caitlyn, has been pushed to the PBE.
Continue reading for more information!

8/19 PBE Update: SR Update is back, Tentative Gnar changes

Posted on at 11:48 AM by Moobeat
[ Updated: Added in context for today's Gnar changes and a testing request from gypsylord ]

The PBE has been updated! Today's patch includes a few tentative balance changes for Gnar and the return of the Summoner's Rift update!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Targeting Bug Fixes, Lyte on positive players, gamescom 2014 portal, and more!

Posted on at 3:15 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features Riot Boourns with an update on the recent targeting bugs, Lyte discussing what positive players in LoL look like,a reminder to revisit Riot's gamescom 2014 portal now that the event has concluded, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Free Champion Rotation 2014 Season Week 31

Posted on at 10:00 AM by frostyNinja
The free to play champion rotation for this week features Ahri, Caitlyn, Draven, Karma, Master Yi, Olaf, Soraka, Teemo, Viktor, and Volibear.

Continue reading for these champions' regular store prices.

Champion and Skin Sale 8/19 - 8/22

Posted on at 7:00 AM by frostyNinja
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between August 19th and August 22nd, you'll be able to pick up Arcade Hecarim for 675 RP, Superb Villain Veigar for 487 RP, Forsaken Olaf for 260 RP, Aatrox for 487 RP, Kennen for 440 RP and Zilean for 292 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

This Week in eSports: Gamescom 2014 roundup, Worlds Group draw info, and more.

Posted on at 7:27 PM by Glyceroll
Following an exciting weekend at gamescom 2014, we're back with a recap of this week's eSports news!

[Warning: There will be spoilers after the jump! Check here for spoiler free NA and EU posts!]

Continue reading for a ton of information on the three EU LCS teams and the international team that qualified for Worlds 2014 this weekend, info on the World Finals group draw, and more!

Red Post Collection:More on Viktor Gameplay Update , Dino Gnar & Gnar Community Creations, and much, much more!

Posted on at 2:41 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features Solcrushed with more discussion Viktor's upcoming gameplay update, a wrap up of the community's Gnar creations, a release thread for the terrifying/cuddly DINO GNAR, Ghostcrawler chatting about Summoner Spells and how to make champions interesting, information on the ranked Master tier that is testing on the PBE, and more!
Continue reading for more information

8/15 PBE Update: Master Tier Assets and Testing

Posted on at 7:02 PM by Moobeat
[ Reminder: As a result of the Master Tier testing, all non ranked queues ON THE PBE will be disabled over the weekend.

A small update, including more assets for the new Master tier of ranked, has been pushed to the PBE!
Continue reading for more information, including Socrates with a run down of the new ranked tier!

[Updated] Red Post Collection: Viktor Gameplay Update info and the Status of the Summoner's Rift Update

Posted on at 8:21 AM by Moobeat
[ 6 PM PDT: Added in more discussion on the SR Update! ]

This morning's red post collection features Solcrushed discussing a few details on the upcoming Viktor gameplay update and Riot Tiki chatting about the Summoner's Rift update
Continue reading for more information!

8/14 PBE Update: Headhunter Caitlyn Splash, PROJECT: Yasuo

Posted on at 10:47 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated, including a splash art for Headhunter Caitlyn, "Cyber Ops Yasuo" being renamed to "PROJECT: Yasuo", and new VFX for PROJECT: Yasuo's passive and Q!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: gamescom 2014 portal, Unintended Fiddlesticks Changes in 4.14

Posted on at 8:04 PM by Moobeat
Following a massive news day yesterday, tonight's red post collection is short and sweet! It features a heads-up on Riot's gamescom 2014 coverage, including plenty of pictures and video, as well as Pwyff commenting on an unintended change to Fiddlesticks' drain tether included in 4.14.
Continue reading for more information!

Champion and Skin Sale 8/15 - 8/18

Posted on at 7:00 AM by frostyNinja
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between August 15th and August 18th, you'll be able to pick up Woad King Darius for 487 RP, Runeborn Xerath for 375 RP, Uncle Ryze for 260 RP, Fiora for 487 RP, Malzahar for 440 RP and Rammus for 395 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

Red Post Collection: Patch Rundown 4.14, Pando Media Booster Removal, Recent News Roundup

Posted on at 12:30 AM by Moobeat
In addition to a recap of the recent news from the last two days, tonight's red post collection features Riot's Patch Rundown for 4.14, a heads-up on the removal of Pando Media Booster, and much more!
Continue reading for more information!

Gnar, the Missing Link, available now!

Posted on at 5:27 PM by Moobeat
Shugi Shugi Shhuugiii - Gnar is now available for purchase and play!
During his first week of availability, Gnar will be priced at 975 RP / 7800 IP, after which he will drop to the standard 6300 IP price point. Alternatively, you can pick up Gnar and Dino Gnar in his release bundle for 1462 RP!

Continue reading for a better look at our prehistoric yordle, including his kit & ratios, lore, special interactions, and more!

8/13 PBE Update : Final Boss Veigar & Cyber Ops Yasuo

Posted on at 11:11 AM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated and Final Boss Veigar, a new Legendary tier skin, is up for testing! The new Yasuo skin has also been named "Cyber Ops Yasuo", Urgot has new VFX for his Q, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Riot Kayle, Riot Blitzcrank, Riot Graves, and Riot Nasus available until August 31st

Posted on at 11:10 AM by Moobeat
Into the fray! - The brand new Riot Kayle and the returning squad of Riot Blitzcrank, Riot Graves, Riot Nasus, and  are all now available in the shop for 975 RP until August 31st!
Continue reading to resist arrest and get a better look at the Riot squad!

Arcade Miss Fortune now available!

Posted on at 11:08 AM by Moobeat
Bang! - Arcade Miss Fortune is now available for purchase! This pixel perfect bounty hunter is on sale for 975 RP through August 18th and is normally priced at 1350 RP.
PRESS CONTINUE for a better look at this new skin!

[August 13th - 17th] Gamescom 2014 - International Wildcard & European Regional Qualifiers!

Posted on at 1:18 AM by Glyceroll
The LoL eSports action has kicked off at gamescom 2014 and we have five days of excitement as the top regional teams face off to decide who gets the three EU and two International spots at Worlds 2014!
Continue reading for a (spoiler free) look at team info, schedules, and VODs once they become available!

8/12 PBE Update #2: New Yasuo Skin

Posted on at 5:04 PM by Moobeat
Another PBE patch has been deployed and the new unnamed Yasuo skin is now ready for testing!
Continue reading for more information!

8/12 PBE Update: SR Update returns, "Yasuo_Skin02" Voice

Posted on at 1:33 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! In addition to the The Summoner's Rift update has returning for more testing, we also have the filtered voiceover for a new Yasuo skin, assets for the new Master ranked tier, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Patch 4.14 Notes

Posted on at 1:14 PM by Moobeat

  Patch 4.14 is on the way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Continue reading for the full set of patch notes, including a note about Gnar's release, balance changes for Kassadin,  Kog'maw, Maokai, Morgana, a look at the three upcoming skins in this patch, bugfixes and more!

Gnar Champion Spotlight

Posted on at 11:18 AM by Moobeat
Gnar's champion spotlight is here!

"Discover the beast within the boy and learn to master both sides of the Missing Link in the Gnar Champion Spotlight. 
Gnar’s a double-headed beast best played on the edges of fights in his Mini form, and in the enemies’ midst as Mega Gnar. During the laning phase, use basic attacks and clever casts of Boomerang Throw to trigger Hyper, which chunks your opponent down and helps you stay out of range of their retaliation. Hop’s a useful ability, too, but best saved for moments when you need to flee from jungle ganks or guarantee kills against your target. As teams start grouping, Crunch into fights as Mega Gnar before using Wallop, Boulder Toss and GNAR! to burst down the enemy’s weaker damage dealers and pummel their tanks. 
Discover more about Gnar here:

Red Post Collection: The Master Tier for ranked, NA Sale delayed 24 hours, and more!

Posted on at 2:31 AM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features information on the new "Master" ranked tier, Vesh with a few more comments on Soraka's upcoming rework, WizardCrab on the candy icons, a note that the NA champion and skin sale for August 12th through the 15th is delayed by 24 hours, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

4.14 Server Maintenance

Posted on at 7:33 PM by Moobeat
Good news everyone - Server maintenance for our next patch, Patch 4.14, has been scheduled!

On August 13th at 3:00 AM PDT for NA, 5:00 GMT for EUW and 02:00 GMT for EUNE, servers will go down for maintenance and the 4.14 patch will be applied.

Here's  NA version of the  Network Operations maintenance announcement:
"Server Maintenance: Patch 4.14 On 08/13/2014, starting at 1:30 AM PST, ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 4.14. At 3:00 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 4.14 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. Be aware the SR update and the launcher/client visual refresh will NOT be in 4.14.

[Skin Preview] The Final Boss Approaches

Posted on at 2:41 PM by Moobeat
Riot just published a mysterious new post titled "The Final Boss Approaches".

The post, in the catergory "Skin Preview", on contains this image:
While the post contains nothing else, a few of the site files (look at the file path!) on the non-English versions reference Veigar.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Sugar Rush

Posted on at 11:51 AM by Moobeat
Ready to get HYPER? At the end of the month ( the dates vary in each region ) , we'll be celebrating SUGAR RUSH! Sugar Rush will feature a double IP weekend, tasty new summoner icons, the return of 47 legacy skins, skin and champion discounts, a bundle,  increased chance of gifting legendary skins, and MORE.
Continue reading for more information on this SWEET event!

Free Champion Rotation 2014 Season Week 30

Posted on at 10:05 AM by frostyNinja
The free to play champion rotation for this week features Akali, Annie, Darius, Graves, Leona, Nautilus, Nunu, Quinn, Taric, and Vladimir.

Continue reading for these champions' regular store prices.

Champion and Skin Sale 8/12 - 8/15

Posted on at 7:00 AM by frostyNinja
[ Note: For NA, the sale has been delayed one day! More info here. ]

A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between August 12th and August 15th, you'll be able to pick up Foxfire Ahri for 487 RP, Justicar Aatrox for 487 RP, Sorceress Lux for 260 RP, Rengar for 487 RP, Skarner for 440 RP and Jax for 292 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

Red Post Collection: Using the PBE for "crazy ideas", Taric Being Worked on, Lyte on Positive Reinforcement, and more!

Posted on at 9:33 PM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features Ghostcrawler commenting the PBE will soon see more testing of "crazy ideas, not all of which will make it live", Riot Repertoir noting he's currently working on TaricLyte discussing positive reinforcement for player behavior, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

This Week in eSports: 2014 World Finals info.

Posted on at 2:28 PM by Glyceroll
We're back with another round up of this week's eSports news!
[Warning: There will be spoilers after the jump! Check here for spoiler free NA and EU posts!]

Continue reading for a ton of information on the 2014 World Finals, including stage dates and an overview of the qualifier, and more!

Red Post Collection: Soraka Rework Discussion, Gnar PBE changelist, Darius Rework "De-prioritized"

Posted on at 3:15 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection includes more discussion on Soraka's rework (and a recap of what we know so far!), Morello noting Darius's rework is currently "De-Prioritized", and Gypsylord with a changelist for Gnar since he's been on the PBE!
Continue reading for more information!