Red Post Collection: The Heist Begins, Dark Horses: Support Brand, Cassiopeia Discussion, and more!

Posted on at 3:30 PM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features a reminder that this weekend kicks off "The Heist", which includes a double IP weekend, the return of mystery gifting, and 50% several skins that will soon be retiring to the legacy vault. You'll also find an article showcasing support Brand, discussion on Cassiopeia's upcoming 4.21 changes and her passive, a heads up that Kalista's price has been reduced to 6300 IP, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Captain Volibear, Constable Trundle, Pickpocket Twitch, and Safecracker Evelynn now available!

Posted on at 1:03 AM by Moobeat
[ The double IP weekend, mystery gifting, and the first batch of soon to be legacy skin sales are also up!]

Hold it right thereCaptain Volibear, Constable Trundle, Pickpocket Twitch, and Safecracker Evelynn are all now available for 750 RP each!
Continue reading to sneak a peek at these new skins!

Red Post Collection: Exploring Player Behavior Design Values, "Ao Shin someday, won't be soon", no PBE patch until Monday, Rek'Sai discussion, and much more!

Posted on at 5:45 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection includes Lyte with a dev blog on Exploring Player Behavior Design Values,  more discussion on our upcoming champion Rek'Sai,  Meddler commenting that Ao'Shin is "someday, won't be soon", no PBE updates until Monday, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Champion & Skin Sale 11/28 - 12/01

Posted on at 5:21 AM by Moobeat
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between November 28th and December 1st, you'll be able to pick up Winged Hussar Xin Zhao for 487 RP, Perseus Pantheon for 375 RP, Boneclaw Shyvana for 260 RP, Fiora for 487 RP, Lee Sin for 440 RP and Dr. Mundo for 395 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

Red Post Collection: Rek'Sai discussion, Meddler on displacements , Vesh on Tristana update, and much more!

Posted on at 4:02 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features a "hole" lot of discussion on Rek'Sai now that she is revealed and up on the PBE, Meddler explaining the popularity of displacement effects, Vesh briefly commenting on the upcoming Tristana update, and much more!
Continue reading for more information!

11/25 PBE Update: Rek'Sai & Eternum Rek'Sai, Poro Wards, & more!

Posted on at 3:07 PM by Moobeat
[Updated: The Dragon Slayer buff has been changed a bit. Check the balance section for details.]

The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes Rek'Sai and Eternum Rek'Sai, three new Poro ward skins, and numerous tentative balance changes!
Continue reading for more information!

Rek’Sai, the Void Burrower, revealed!

Posted on at 12:45 PM by frostyNinja
The terror beneath and our next champion, Rek'Sai, the Void Burrower, has been revealed!
Continue reading to dig into a better look at her abilities, gameplay, and more!

Battlecast Alpha Skarner, Battlecast Kog'Maw, Battlecast Ward, and Battlecast Summoner Icon now available!

Posted on at 11:40 AM by Moobeat
"This world is in need of retrofitting." Battlecast Alpha Skarner and Battlecast Kog'Maw are now available for purchase, as well as a glorious new bundle and a Battlecast ward skin  & two new summon icons!
Continue reading for a better look at these new skins!

Red Post Collection: Preseason Q&A #2, New LeaverBuster Discussion, and more!

Posted on at 11:24 AM by Moobeat
This afternoon's red post collection features Lyte discussing the new LeaverBuster system, a summary of the recent Preseason Q&A now that the changes are on live, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

11/24 PBE Update: Legend of the Poro King avilable for testing, Blood Moon Elise color changes, and more!

Posted on at 6:05 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's patch includes the new "Legend of the Poro King" featured gameplay mode, color changes for Blood Moon Elise, and much more!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: "Legend of the Poro King" game mode coming to PBE, End of Game Gifting now available, and more!

Posted on at 3:34 PM by Moobeat
This afternoon's red post collection features information on the upcoming "Legend of the Poro King" featured gameplay mode, a heads up that End of Game Gifting is now available, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

The Terror Beneath

Posted on at 11:03 AM by Moobeat
Check out "The Terror Beneath":

"Traders whisper stories of a beast below Shurima’s sands. They say she stalks the caravans that dare cross her domain. They say she hunts those that run, and kills those that fight. But what if the stories aren’t simple stories? What if they’re true?"

This video is filed under "Champion Preview" on the LoL website.

Champion & Skin Sale 11/25 - 11/28

Posted on at 10:20 AM by Moobeat
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between November 25th and November 28th, you'll be able to pick up Dragonslayer Vayne for 487 RP, Bear Cavalry Sejuani for 675 RP, Freljord Rammus for 260 RP, Rengar for 487 RP, Shyvana for 440 RP and Blitzcrank for 395 RP.

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

Free Champion Rotation, Week of November 25th

Posted on at 9:29 AM by frostyNinja
The free to play champion rotation for this week features AhriAnivia, Jarvan IV, Kog'Maw, Nocturne, Nunu, Shen, Taric, Twitch, and Vel'Koz.
Continue reading for these champions' regular store prices.

This Week in eSports: Expansion Tourney Continues, Permabanned Players policy revision, LCS Head Coaches changes, and more!

Posted on at 1:39 AM by Glyceroll
This Week in eSports is back with information on Riot's updated rules regarding permabanned players and coaches, the latest from the ongoing NA and EU expansion tournament, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Preseason Q & A on Nov. 24th, End of Game Ceremony, "Smaller Scale"/MTU visual updates, and more!

Posted on at 8:03 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features a heads up on the Preseason Q&A that will be on November 24th, a note on the End of Game ceremony, IronStylus diving into a BIG discussion on "smaller scale" or MTU style champion visual updates, and more!
Continue reading for more information.

11/21 PBE Update: Winter Wonder Orianna and Texture Rebalances for Malphite, Shen, Wukong, & Xin Zhao

Posted on at 12:15 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes Winter Wonder Orianna ready for testing, another new poro summoner icon, and texture rebalances for Malphite, Shen, Wukong, and Xin Zhao, as well as tentative balance changes for Cassiopeia and Fiddlesticks!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: The Pledge Cinematic, Kalista's "Invocation" short story, Upcoming Cassiopeia PBE changes, New LeaverBuster System, and more!

Posted on at 11:56 AM by Moobeat
[~5 PM PST Update: Added in info on the new LeaverBuster System to the bottom of the post!]

This afternoon's red post collection features a new "The Pledge" cinematic and "Invocation" short story for the recently released Kalista's, as well as Stashu with a list of upcoming PBE changes for Cassiopeia, a reminder on champion price reductions now that Kalista is available, and Lyte discussing the newly updated LeaverBuster system!
Continue reading for more information!

Champion & Skin Sale 11/21 - 11/24

Posted on at 8:20 AM by Moobeat
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between November 21st and November 24th, you'll be able to pick up Augmented Singed for 487 RP, Spellthief Lux for 375 RP, Hired Gun Graves for 260 RP, Hecarim for 487 RP, Galio for 440 RP and Evelynn for 292 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

Red Post Collection: Preseason Begins, Preseason Spotlight, Patch Rundown Preseason 2015, and more!

Posted on at 3:31 AM by Moobeat
Following a busy day of both live and PBE patches, we also have a gigantic red post collection! Tonight's collection features a ton of information on the 2015 Preseason changes, including a dedicated hub, a preseason spotlight, and a two part patch rundown - all of which will get you up to speed with patch 4.20's wealth of changes. You will also find Meddler discussing Taric's future updates and tentative Yasuo buffs,  Riot Reinboom commenting on the removal of Executioner's Calling in 4.20, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Kalista now available!

Posted on at 10:09 PM by Moobeat
[Update: Added Kalista's "Invocation" short story and "The Pledge" video to the lore section! ]

"Death to all betrayers..." - Kalista is now available for purchase and play!
During her first week of availability, Kalista will be priced at 975 RP / 7800 IP, after which she will drop to the standard 6300 IP price point. Alternatively, you can pick up Kalista and Blood Moon Kalista in her limited time release bundle for 1462 RP through November 24th.

Continue reading for a better look at the spirit of retribution!

11/19 PBE Update: Five new Champion skins, new Summoner's Rift Music, Poro Summoner icons, and more!

Posted on at 4:06 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's patch kicks off a new PBE cycle and includes new skins for Malzahar, Sejuani, Orianna, Thresh, and Elise, a set of six new poro summoner icons, new music for Summoner's Rift, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Patch 4.20 Notes

Posted on at 4:04 PM by Moobeat

Patch 4.20 is on the way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Continue reading for the full set of patch notes, including a look at all the preseason changes, Kalista's upcoming release, several new skins, and more!

Kalista Champion Spotlight

Posted on at 1:07 PM by Moobeat
"What is started will be finished" - With her imminent arrival in upcoming 4.20 patchKalista's champion spotlight has been posted! 
"The Spear of Vengeance arrives on the Black Mist. Master Kalista, the latest marksman, in this Champion Spotlight."
Check out these links for more info:

Red Post Collection: Maokai Champion Update, Dangers of the Black Mist, IronStylus VU thoughts, and more!

Posted on at 1:06 PM by Moobeat
[NoteThe NA maintenance has been extended to ~3 PM PST.]

This afternoon's red post collection features a look at the champion update for Maokai coming in patch 4.20, Carnival Knights chatting about the Black Mist,  IronStylus sharing more of this thoughts on champion visual updates, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: SR Open Beta live in all queues, NA Hardware Maintenance, Reaper Soraka Will Soon Depart, Letter from the Co-Founders, and more!

Posted on at 11:57 PM by Moobeat
[Reminder: Don't forget patch 4.20 maintenance has been announced for November 20th!]

Tonight's red post collection features a heads up that the updated Summoner's Rift open beta is now live in ALL queues, a letter from the League's co-founders Ryze and Tryndamere, a reminder to pick up Reaper Soraka before she leaves the shop on November 21st, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Patch 4.20 Server Maintenance Announced

Posted on at 8:44 PM by Moobeat
Good news everyone - Server maintenance for our next patch, Patch 4.20, has been scheduled!

On November 20TH 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 4.20 patch will be applied.

Here's  NA version of the  Network Operations maintenance announcement:
"On 11/20/2014, starting at 01:30 AM PST, ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 4.20. 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 4.20 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. This patch WILL INCLUDE the preseason changes to jungle, objectives, itemization, and more!

Red Post Collection: SR Open Beta Roll-Out continues, Meddler on Gnar/Rammus/Sona changes in 4.20, and more!

Posted on at 11:01 PM by Moobeat
[NOTE #2: The SR Open Beta is now up in every queue, including rank!]

[NOTE: NA will be going down at 12:01 AM PST on November 19th for a scheduled hardware maintenance. This means NA will be unavailable for up to twelve hours, at which point you won't be able to play or log into NA. This is NOT maintenance for 4.20, which will be at a later time.]]

This morning's red post collection is short and sweet! It features a heads up that the Summoner's Rift open beta is continuing to roll out and is now available in NORMAL queues, Meddler offering up context on patch 4.20's changes for Gnar, Rammus, & Sona, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

11/17 PBE Update: Safecracker Evelynn, Pickpocket Twitch, Captain Volibear, and Constable Trundle splash art

Posted on at 10:14 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated with splash arts for the upcoming Safecracker Evelynn, Pickpocket Twitch, Captain Volibear, and Constable Trundle skins!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: No Masteries or Rune changes in Preseason, Champion Visuals Discussion, and more!

Posted on at 1:19 PM by Moobeat
[ Note: The SR update is now available in normal blind and draft picks!]

This afternoon's red post collection features info on the hotfix to addres performance issues on the updated Summoner's RiftMeddler with a reminder there will be no runes or masteries changes during preseason, IronStylus sharing his thoughts visual updates for several champions, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Free Champion Rotation, Week of November 18th

Posted on at 9:12 AM by frostyNinja
The free to play champion rotation for this week features Diana, Graves, Hecarim, Kayle, Leona, Lissandra, Miss Fortune, Olaf, Soraka, and Twisted Fate.
Continue reading for these champions' regular store prices.

Champion & Skin Sale 11/18 - 11/21

Posted on at 8:46 AM by Moobeat
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between November 18th and November 21st, you'll be able to pick up Blood Moon Akali for 487 RP, Neon Strike Vi for 487 RP, Longhorn Alistar for 260 RP, Nami for 487 RP, Ezreal for 440 RP and Anivia for 395 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

This week in eSports: NA Expansion Tourney starts, Voyboy leaves Curse, and more!

Posted on at 8:44 PM by Glyceroll
Another week has passed and were back with the latest edition of "This Week in eSports", including the results of the first week of the NA Expansion tournament, info on Voyboy leaving Curse, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Ryze's Future Gameplay Update, Why Blood Moon Kalista, SR Icons for TB only, and more!

Posted on at 6:14 PM by Moobeat
[Note: ~11 PM PST: A small PBE patch was deployed but only contained bug fixes and that sort of thing, not enough for a stand alone post.]

Tonight's red post collection features Scruffy and Meddler discussing the future plans for Ryze, Ant in Oz explaining the concept behind Blood Moon Kalista, a clarification that you can only earn the new Summoner's Rift icons on TeamBuilder, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Skins still in vault hours before being stolen - Upcoming Double IP Weekend, 34 skins retiring, and more!

Posted on at 12:06 PM by Moobeat
At the end of November, 34 skins are being retired to legacy status and will be available for 50% over the course of four days! Additionally, everyone will be able to enjoy a Double IP Weekend and Self Mystery Gifting for a limited time!
Continue reading for more information on this upcoming promotion!

Red Post Collection: Rewards for Positive Play, Details on new Leaverbuster, and Updated SR Feedback

Posted on at 2:05 AM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features Lyte with information on an upcoming and future rewards for positive players, details on the new LeaverBuster system that just hit the PBE for testing, and feedback & discussion on the updated Summoner's Rift!
Continue reading for more information!

11/13 PBE Update: Three new skin splash arts, Maokai base splash art update, New LeaverBuster testing, and more!

Posted on at 12:58 PM by Moobeat
[Update ~11:45 PM PST: Second small update went out but there wasn't much in there outside of bug fixes ]

The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes minor tweaks to Safecracker Evelynn, the Kalista login screen, a new base splash art for Maokai,  and new splash art for Blood Moon Kalista, Battlecast Alpha Skarner, and  Battlecast Kog'Maw!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Post: Summoner's Rift Performance Issue Tips Cassiopeia PBE changes delayed, Exploit warning, and more!

Posted on at 9:28 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features Riot Aeon with tips for performance issues on the Summoner's Rift open beta, Stashu and Morello with an update that the Cassiopeia changes which have been pushed back to 4.21 PBE, a notice regarding an item exploit that is floating around, and much more!
Continue reading for more information!

Champion & Skin Sale 11/14 - 11/17

Posted on at 7:06 AM by Moobeat
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between November 14th and November 17th, you'll be able to pick up Debonair Jayce for 487 RP, Grungy Nunu for 375 RP, Leprechaun Veigar for 260 RP, Vi for 487 RP, Nocturne for 440 RP and Sion for 292 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

[Updated] Summoner's Rift Open Beta Roll-Out Continues

Posted on at 5:28 PM by Moobeat
[UPDATE NOV. 18th: The Open Beta is now live in RANKED.]

[UPDATE NOV. 17th: The Open Beta is now live in normal queues!]

Good news everyone - The updated Summoner's Rift open beta is now live on all Riot Regions! Login and jump into Team Builder or any bot mode to try out the updated map for yourself!
Continue reading for more information, including how you can pick up two exclusive new summoner icons to celebrate the launch of the update!

11/12 PBE Update: Maokai updates, Sonoran Kog'Maw TR and updates to Riven & Urgot TRs, and more!

Posted on at 11:47 AM by Moobeat
[Update: Fiora's R also received a reduction to it's bonus AD ratio.]

The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes tweaks to Maokai and Charred Maokai following their visual updates earlier this cycle, a texture rebalance for Sonoran Kog'Maw and updates to the Riven & Urgot rebalances, tentative balance changes for Fiora, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Kalista Q&A

Posted on at 5:09 AM by Moobeat
"What is started will be finished." - Several Rioters responsible for our Kalista's development and design have pierced the forums to answer your question on our upcoming champion!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Optimizing the Rift dev blog, In-Client Preseason FAQ, Ranked Rewards & Neg. Behavior and more!

Posted on at 6:54 PM by Moobeat
[UpdateRiot Tiza mentioned "The SRU map is included in 4.19 and will be hitting live as detailed in the beta release plan. You'll be landing on the updated Rift on live later this week." in a post regarding the upcoming expansion tournaments.]

Tonight's red post collection features a new developer blog on optimizing the updated Summoner's Rift, IronStylus briefly commenting on Morgana's visual state, a look at the in-client preseason FAQ now that the season is over, Socrates on Ranked Rewards and Negative Behavior, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

11/11 PBE Update: Ward Skin Gifting, Lots of preseason item & effect icons, and more!

Posted on at 1:07 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes a ton of new icons for the upcoming preseason items and effects, minor updates to Battlecast Alpha Skarner, ward skin gifting, several tentative champion balance changes, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: "Defining the Rift's Visual Style" dev blog, Kalista Q&A on November 11th, and more!

Posted on at 10:34 PM by Moobeat
[Update: The Kalista Q&A is live! Get your questions in!]

Tonight's Red Post collection features a dev blog on Defining the Summoner''s Rift's visual style, a heads up on the Kalista Q&A on November 11th, Scarizard on the camera changes made in the SR update, & more!
Continue reading for more information!

11/10 PBE Update: Maokai Visual Updates

Posted on at 1:32 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Maokai's visual updates are here, including an updated model & textures, new visual effects, for his base and all of his skins!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Context on Katarina PBE nerfs, Champion Update discussion, Mini Lore Q&A, and more!

Posted on at 9:48 AM by Moobeat
This afternoon's red post collection features ricklessabandon with context on the current Katarina PBE changes, a note that the champion update schedule has been updated,  IronStylus chatting about all sorts of tentative or potential champions updates,  a mini lore Q&A with Carnival Knights, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Free Champion Rotation

Posted on at 9:41 AM by frostyNinja
The free to play champion rotation for this week features Akali, Annie, Gangplank, Janna, Master Yi, Quinn, Shyvana, Thresh, Varus, and Viktor.

Continue reading for these champions' regular store prices.

Champion & Skin Sale 11/11 - 11/14

Posted on at 7:06 AM by Moobeat
A new champion and skin sale starts tomorrow! Between November 11th and November 14th, you'll be able to pick up Oktoberfest Gragas for 487 RP, Scorched Earth Xerath for 675 RP, Traditional Lee Sin for 260 RP, Lissandra for 487 RP, Ahri for 440 RP and Kassadin for 395 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

This Week in eSports: Expansion tournament starts next weekend, ZionSpartan to CLG, and more!

Posted on at 5:00 PM by Glyceroll
We're back with another edition of This Week in eSports, including a reminder on the upcoming Expansion tournament, ZionSpartan moving to CLG, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Updated Summoner's Rift Q&A

Posted on at 6:35 AM by Moobeat
With the open beta starting soon, several members of the team responsible for the updated Summoner's Rift gathered on the forums to host a Q&A on upcoming map changes!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Champion Updates Dev Blog, Maokai Update to PBE soon, and more!

Posted on at 6:08 PM by Moobeat
Tonight's red post collection features a dev blog on Champion Updates, including mention of upcoming and future visual updates for Maokai, Tristana, and Poppy! You'll also find  Ququroon with additional information on the Maokai update, Riot Silver with context on the removal of Graves' cigar, and another Cassiopeia update from Riot Stashu.
Continue reading for more information!

11/7 PBE Update: Cigar removed from Graves Splash, New Maokai ability icons, and more!

Posted on at 12:35 PM by Moobeat
[Update: Pickpocket Twitch also has new gun sfx and Safecracker Evelynn is up for testing]

A small update has been pushed to the PBE, including teh removal of Graves' cigar from his new splash art and new ability icons for Maokai!
Continue reading for more information!

Red Post Collection: Riot Stashu's latest plans for Cassiopeia and Lyte on Chat Restrictions & Player Behavior Systems

Posted on at 5:07 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection features Riot Stashu with his latest plans for Cassiopeia and Lyte discussing all things player behavior - chat restrictions, upcoming projects, and more!
Continue reading for more information!