Honda is partnering with Riot Games to become the exclusive automotive sponsor of the League of Legends Championship Series. It’s a move that expands Honda’s interest in esports and in League specifically, and Honda hopes it helps increase its reach with a young, up and coming market.
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League of Legend’ new game mode, Teamfight Tactics, might be off to a flying start, but its success has drawn Riot’s attention to some of the game’s less-beloved features. And while TFT has now been confirmed as a permanent game mode, the end of this season will be the end of one of League of Legends’ most long-standing maps.
League of Legends developer Riot Games has just lifted the lid on its next champion rework. In line with hints dropped earlier this year, Pantheon is the next champion to undergo a full visual gameplay update.
For years, League of Legends has adopted a (relatively) strict two-week patch cadence. With a couple of exceptions, usually around US national holidays, new updates arrive on the game’s testing (PBE) servers every other Wednesday, heading to live two weeks later. For League of Legends patch 9.14, however, that won’t be the case.
Escalating tensions between the United States and Iran have now led to League of Legends being effectively blocked for players in both Iran and Syria. As of June 22, players trying to log in to League of Legends from either nation were greeted with a message informing them that U.S. laws and regulations prevent Riot from running the game in their countries.
Teamfight Tactics already appears to be a hit, but it’s missing one thing this week’s other big Auto Chess descendent has: a mobile edition. Valve’s Dota Underlords launched into open beta this week on PC, iOS, and Android – and full cross-play between the three platforms. League’s Teamfight Tactics, meanwhile, is PC only for now. Riot says that may change, though.
There’s never really been a point where everybody’s satisfied with balance and the meta in an ongoing online game, but Riot says it’s broadly “very happy” with where League of Legends is at right now. The developers detailed their new approach to balance a few weeks ago, and it seems they feel those changes are already paying dividends.
If you’ve been having trouble logging into the League of Legends PBE over the past couple of days, you’re not alone. The addition of Teamfight Tactics to the PBE has been so overwhelmingly popular that login queues have filled up by the thousands and players have been forced to wait for hours to get in – so now Riot’s expanding the capacity of those test servers.
Teamfight Tactics – League of Legends’ answer to the emerging autobatter genre – arrived just a few days ago, but it hasn’t taken long for the community to discover some potentially game-breaking interactions.