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Definitely (Not) Rivals

Every year, Rioters compete in an internal League of Legends tournament called the Riot Rumble for glory, bragging rights, and a truly sick jacket. After years of fierce battles on the Rift, storied rivalries emerged in every bracket, Bronze to Diamond. In this short documentary, we pull back the curtain on two disciplines destined to clash in an epic showdown: Finance vs Esports.
9 months ago

Melting Barriers: Bringing Snow Back to the Rift

A look at how and why we revived Winter Summoner’s Rift.
10 months ago

In Her Element: Creating the Ultimate Lux Login Screen

A look at how artists made League’s first animated portrait.
10 months ago

Into the Abyss: Developing Dark Star Thresh

A Legendary is born.
11 months ago

/dev diary: Meddler on Lessons from Preseason

What have we learned from this year’s preseason?
11 months ago

/dev diary: Ghostcrawler on variance in League of Legends

Ghostcrawler breaks down the different types of randomness that exist in League of Legends.
11 months ago

/dev: On Evolving the Laning Fighter

Take a look at the evolution of the laning fighter in League of Legends -- and how that evolution informed Camille’s design.
11 months ago

/dev: On the Champion Rework Pipeline

Why does it take so long to rework champions?
1 year ago

Riot’s early days, as told by interns

Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck set out with a vision to build a different type of game company. To make it real, they’d need help from a bunch of talented game industry vets. And a few interns.
1 year ago

/dev: On Story Hooks

The things we leave behind: Narrative hooks in large-scale story universes.
1 year ago