Category Archives: League of Legends

Twitter joins in eSports craze, verifies players accounts

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Twitter joins in eSports craze, verifies players accounts

Twitter is the latest thing to join in the thriving hype for eSports.

Scores of professional eSports teams and players were joyfully surprised to find the most coveted checkmark that registers them as verified Twitter users.

Twitter did not discriminate amongst the players either, whether they were playing in the highly acclaimed League of Legends or online card game Hearthstone.

This came after Twitter appointed Rodrigo Velloso as their new Head of Gaming at the widely used social website.

A former director of gaming content at Youtube, he will actively assist Twitter in connecting the enormous pool of active users who affiliate with the gaming community.

Previously there were not any efforts in verifying eSport players, and this change would improve on existing eSports network as well as create new tools that helps the gaming industry in spreading news and information.

Tencent takes over LOL developer

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Tencent takes over LOL developer

Chinese firm Tencent has taken sole control of League of Legend developer Riot Games.

The news was announced in Riot Games’s website, citing a change in compensation for their staff.

It elaborates on how they will be moving from a “Riot equity program” to a “cash-based incentive program” that would allow employees to get their cut out of Riot’s successes.

Prior to the sale, Tencent was already the majority owner of Riot and was in control of almost 93% of the stock in the game maker. No figure was given for the sale of the remaining 7%.

League of Legends is one of the most popular multiplayer games in the world since being introduced to the world.

Statistics suggest 27 million people play it every day while around 7.5 million people play it simultaneously during its peak hours of popularity.

Their track record easily and distinctly justifies any buyout.

However, the fate of the online battle arena remains unclear, as no changes were announced as of yet.

Team Roccat loses roster for LCS

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Team Roccat is without players as LCS approaches.

The League Championship Series is coming, but Team Roccat does not have a single player for the event.

This was the result of an unanticipated exodus of their entire LOL team roster.

The mass departure began when jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski and support Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan accepted a deal to H2K Gaming for the 2016 season, with head coach Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi also reportedly considering a move.

Today, mid laner Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik Holm left the organization just months after renewing his contract for the next season.

Holm has found himself a home at another LCS squad for next year, according to the Roccat Facebook account.

Meanwhile, the team had also loaned their remaining players, Etienne “Steve” Michels and Rasmus “MrRallez” Skinneholm to an unnamed Challenger squad

In other words, Roccat does not have a single player to carry them in the LCS.

Boasting aggressive and exciting overtures to some of the best players in Europe during offseason, the future looks bleak for Roccat’s LCS hopes.