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Showing all 15 posts in February 2013.
Champion & Skin Sale: Tender is the Twilight

Tantalizing tones play from somewhere off in the distance as dancers twirl and spin, swaying to the sultry song. A tall figure stands against the wall, his arms clasped and his face taut.

  • Twisted Fate grimaces, testing his sore ankle by toeing the edge of a table. He seems satisfied and turns, tramping towards the rooms in back of the tavern. 292 RP

  • Talon twists his head to follow the cardsharp’s travel, then chuckles. A twinkle in his eye suggests the tango is a less-trying dance than that of twin blades. 487 RP

  • Trundle watches the dancers, truculent. His knuckles turn white, torturing the handle of his truncheon. 440 RP

  • Tundra Fizz tries to join the crowd, but his tango is truncated when he sweats through the thick layers of his tunic and he trips across the floor. 487 RP

  • Tango Evelynn traipses and vanishes throughout the twisting crowd, her eyes unfazed by the promise of trinkets and trifles offered by trembling, twitching suitors. 487 RP

  • Tango Twisted Fate returns triumphant with his tailored coattails trailing. Every eye takes note as he takes center stage; the other dancers feel a wave of awe, setting their senses tingling. 487 RP

They’ll continue on, giving you time from March 1 to March 4 to trap them. Don’t toy with them though, for the dancers will tumble away into the night carried by the trembling touch of the tango.

What to Watch: IEM Championship

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) travels to Hanover, Germany from March 6th to 9th for its Intel Extreme Masters Finale. The League of Legends tournament showcases twelve teams from around the globe who earned their spot by placing in one of the IEM tour stops throughout the season.

Live from CeBIT 2013, twelve teams will battle head-to-head in group stages to advance into the single elimination bracket. These teams will compete for their share of $150,000 in prize money and the title of IEM’s Champion.

Don’t miss any of the action at IEM’s Championship. You can view the live-stream on when the tournament begins.

For more information about the event including the broadcast schedule, tournament brackets, attending teams, and more ESL's website

League system processing delays

We're seeing league system processing delays of 10-20 minutes right now. This means that:

  1. Your LP changes, series wins/losses, and promotions/demotions might not show up until ~20 minutes after your game finishes. They will still be processed eventually.

  2. You might see the LP change from a previous game displayed on the stats screen. This is just a display error and doesn't mean that you've lost LP from a win. You will still gain LP from the win, it just might be delayed.

In the short term we're working on fixing the issues that are causing the processing lag, and in the slightly longer term we're working on fixing the client issue that can cause an earlier message to be displayed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to get this fixed!

Patch 3.03 Delayed by 24 hours

I reported yesterday that the patch would be going live on the 28th. However Riot has pushed this back.

Update: The update has been delayed 24 hours. On 03/01/13, starting at 00:30 PST, ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 3.03. At 02:00 PST. Sorry for the delay.

LCS Super Week Schedule Changes

Riot have decided to shift the EU schedule around for the coming week:

This was a very good call. Previously the buffer between the EU Super Week Friday and the four NA games that are set to take place after was very small. The EU LCS has quite often run a little behind schedule and with twelve games in one day there was a real possibility of significant delays to the start of the NA LCS. Further, it also meant that for those who wanted to watch the whole show that they would have had to spend 16+ hours straight glued to their monitors. This change means that twelve games is the most that will get shown on one day (twelve for NA, starting later today, and then eight EU + four NA on Friday).

We’re all pretty excited for Super Week over here at NoL, you can check out Riot’s hype video below.

Server Maintenance: Patch 3.03

Server Maintenance: Patch 3.03

Looks like we will be seeing a patch hit Thursday. I will post the official notes as soon as they are posted.
I will let you know as soon as a new patch his their download servers. At this time there are two "unused" patches on the live server that do not have any of the PBE Changes. Chances are they will be uploading a new one soon.

On 02/28/13, starting at 00:30 PST, ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 3.03. At 02:00 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.

New Free Champion Rotation (Season Three: Week 4)

Alright Here are the Free Champs this Week

Week 4 (this week):

See you on the Fields of Justice!

Champion & Skin Sale: LCS Party


Corporate Mundo notice internet usage spike at Mundo corporate headquarters during League of Legends Championship Series. Mundo have confession – Mundo love watching LCS with frien… erm, peons. Out of kindness of heart, Mundo throw game-watching party for peons. Will take funds out of paychecks to pay for party. DON’T TELL OR YOU NOT INVITED.

  • Olaf bring lots of beer to party even though Mundo provide snacks. Good party-goer example. MUNDO LOVE OLAF. That might be beer talking. 395 RP

  • We moved Rengar’s litter box outside of TV room since it smell like Lizard Elder poop. Why can’t kitty learn to use toilet like rest of champions? 487 RP

  • Lee Sin get excited watching Froggen and accidentally kick table over. Snacks go everywhere! CAN’T HE SEE MESS HE MAKE? 440 RP

  • Lee Sin put on hood and is now Acolyte Lee Sin. Then he fall asleep like bird with cover over cage. Sleeping peon eat less food, save Mundo money. 487 RP

  • Frozen Terror Nocturne always make grand entrance to party. Lights go dim, door swing open and Nocturne appear. SEEN THIS A MILLION TIMES. You scare Mundo, you get cleaver. No exceptions. 487 RP

  • Obsidian Malphite just get out of rocky relationship. He hanging out with friends to get mind off lost love. Mundo once loved someone but it turned out to be Mundo in mirror. Still counts. 487 RP

Games over for today… NOW GET BACK TO WORK. Peons working overtime from February 26 to March 1 , so grab them while they’re preoccupied. In mean time, Mundo go back to desk and watch VODs of funny Lux lasers.

More Woes for GGU - Well played


GGU just announced that Shiphtur, after being stopped at the border into the US earlier this week, would need to wait a further three weeks to get his work permit in order. This is quite a blow to GGU who have had to play many games without their full roster and had hoped to be at full strength from now on. While Fat, their main sub, has been doing a decent job of filling in, all the practice they have done with Shiphtur is currently going to waste. Why the work permit wasn’t sorted out properly beforehand they didn’t say. Hopefully his trip through the land of red tape will be swift and as painless as possible.

Upcoming Nerfs, Ping Menu and Quinn Reveal!

See the PBE changes to Amumu, Kayle, Nidalee, Vi and Xin Zhao, as well as the new radial ping menu and the revealing artwork for Quinn!

Balance changes


  • Bandage Toss ( Q ) damage lowered from 80/140/200/260/320
    to 80/130/180/230/280

  • Tantrum ( E ) range lowered from 400 to 350

  • Curse of the Sad Mummy ( R ) damage lowered from 150/250/350 to 150/225/300


  • Base Magic Resist reduced to 30 from 30.75 (+ .75 per level)

  • Reckoning ( Q ) slow changed to 25/30/35/40/45% from flat 35% at all ranks

  • Reckoning ( Q ) slow duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4 seconds


  • Base Magic Resist reduced to 30 down from 30.75 (+ .75 per level)

  • Cougar Form no longer grants bonus Magic Resist or Armor


  • Denting Blows ( W ) damage reduced from 6/7/8/9/10% to 4/5.5/7/8.5/10% of Maximum HP

  • Assault and Battery ( R ) damage lowered from 200/325/450 to 200/300/400


  • Audacious Charge ( E ) damage lowered from 70/110/150/190/230
    to 70/105/140/175/210

  • Audacious Charge ( E ) cooldown increased from 13/12/11/10/9 to 14/13/12/11/10

  • Crescent Sweep ( R ) damage reduced from 125/225/325 to 100/200/300

  • Crescent Sweep ( R ) cooldown increased from 100/90/80 to 120/110/100

Quinn Artwork


Introducing the Ping Menu (aka more ways to be annoying)

Holding the Alt button on the PBE and clicking will bring up a circular menu with pings to select. These are visible to allies both on the minimap and the actual map and each is associated with a certain message. Hold the button to select your ping, then click again anywhere on the map to place it!

Assist me Ping

Enemy Missing Ping

Danger Ping

On my Way Ping

You can issue the new pings from the minimap and they’ll be visible there as well.

Darius Got Dunked on, FINALLY LET'S DANCE

Champion Changes



  • Noxian Guillotine ( R ) can be recast for 12 seconds after killing an opponent instead of resetting
  • Noxian Guillotine ( R ) cooldown increased from 100/90/80 to 120/100/80

    Why did they do this? WHO CARES NO MORE GETTING DUNKED ON :D

Master Yi

  • Alpha Strike ( Q ) no longer scales with AD


  • Base Damage increased from 48 to 57
  • Gemcraft ( Passive ) bonus magic damage decreased from 4% to 2% of max mana
  • Shatter ( W ) aura increased from 10% to 15% of Taric’s armor


Bilgewater Cutlass

Unique Active cooldown increased from 60 seconds to 90 seconds

Blade of the Ruined King

Total Cost is again 2850
Now grants 15% Life Steal
Unique Passive no longer heals for 30% of AD on hit.

League having this T-shirt contest for all you Artist :D Champs IRL: J!NX T-Shirt Design Contest

Our friends at J!NX are kicking off a T-shirt design contest for new League of Legends swag, and they're looking for your help.

Folks, it's time to get creative. What do our favorite champions do when they aren't battling on the Fields? We're pretty sure we all know what Brolaf does on his weekends, and odds are Warwick spends his Saturdays working on his grandma cosplay. But what does a Gem Knight do off the clock? Does he shine bright like a diamond? Watch the Valoran Grammy's?

Your answer to these burning questions could win you Legendary skins and other swag including the T-shirt you designed!

Also, if you make an amazing piece of art that doesn't fit our theme, not only will we treasure it forever, we will disqualify it from the contest! So, don't do that. To guide your way, check out these nifty submission requirements.

Don't be a newb: Use the Submission Kit
No hax0rz: Your submission must be 100% your own. No existing game assets, screenshots, logos, icons, photo sampling, etc are allowed
Carry hard: Your design must be easily identified as a League of Legends design, and display the theme of champions and what they do outside of the rift
Earn your Honor: Designs must be appropriate for an audience of all ages, and follow the Summoner's Code
Seriously: It's worth saying twice. Crude and controversial content will be disqualified
Fill all your slots: Two images must be submitted: a 150x150 px thumbnail of your design, and a main display image which should be exactly 900 pixels wide and 533 pixels tall
Last one: The main image submission may be in JPG, GIF, and PNG format.

Qualifying Designs

Once the deadline to entry has passed, submissions will be screened by us. Designs given the stamp of awesome will be posted on the League of Legends T-shirt Design Contest page for a public voting round at a later date. Again, any submission that doesn't follow the rules for qualification will never ever, ever make it to voting.

As always, the legal team has more fleshed out rules on the official blathering page.

The Prizes

5 Grand Prize Winners take home:

$250 Cash
Every Legendary Skin
5 Winning Design Arcade Tees
Shield Crest Hoodie
Baron Face Hoodie
J!NX League of Legends Prize Package
Shield Crest Hoodie
Baron Face Hoodie
6 J!NX LoL Tees of Choice
1 J!NX Poster of Choice
Shield Logo Die-cut Sticker
Talking Rammus Plush
Razer Mousepad
SkinIT Cargo Phone Cases

20 Runner-up Winners will nab:

$50 J!NX LoL Gift Code
1 Winning Design Arcade Tee
1 Legendary Skin of your choice
Shield Logo Die-cut Sticker
Razer Mousepad
Skinit Cargo Phone Case

Enter HERE

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LoL FAKE SKIN wish it was real tho :c

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Champion & Skin Sale: Arcane Asylum

Mad Hatter Shaco

Mad Scientist Singed

Mad Scientist Ziggs Downtown DUNKER

Champion SALE


SHACO The backstabbing BRO

395 RP

SINGED The one who you don't want to chase :D
292 RP


487 RP

SALES ONLY FROM February 22 to February 25, Get them quick!

Quinn and Valor, Demacia's Wings, Revealed

Quinn and Valor, Demacia’s Wings, will be swooping onto the Fields of Justice in the upcoming patch. The most comprehensive duo to grace League of Legends yet, Quinn and Valor work in tandem to punish their opponents through agile and precise attacks.

  • Skills:
  • Harrier (Passive): Valor periodically marks enemies as Vulnerable. Quinn's first attack against Vulnerable targets will deal bonus physical damage.

  • Blinding Assault: Quinn sends Valor forth in a straight line skillshot. Valor stops at the first enemy struck, damaging and briefly blinding all nearby enemies.

Tag Team: Valor damages and blinds all nearby enemies.

  • Heightened Senses:

(Passive): Attacking a Vulnerable target will increase Quinn’s Attack Speed for a few seconds.

(Active): Valor rushes to the skies, revealing a large area around Quinn, including all brush and non-stealthed units.

Tag Team:

(Passive): Valor gains a large amount of Attack Speed permanently.

(Active): Valor reveals a large area around him, including brush and non-stealthed units.

  • Vault: Quinn dashes to an enemy, dealing damage and slowing them briefly. She then kicks back off her target, landing near her maximum attack range.

Tag Team: Valor dashes to an enemy, damaging and slowing them for a brief time.

Some are maybe thinking " Well, What the heck is Tag Team? " Here is your answer

_Tag Team:

First Cast: Quinn leaps away from the battlefield and allows Valor to take her place briefly. Valor functions as a mobile melee attacker and gains a huge Movement Speed bonus when out of combat. This bonus is decreased gradually to a smaller value when in combat.

Second Cast (Skystrike): Valor flies from the battlefield, allowing Quinn to return in a hail of bolts that damage all nearby enemies. Damage is increased based on how much health targets are missing. If Tag Team is not cast a second time, Skystrike is cast automatically once Tag Team ends_