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How to update your League of Legends profile to a Riot Account

Published: 27/Nov/2019 19:23

by Joe O'Brien


Riot Games are moving League of Legends players from game and region-specific accounts to a ‘Riot Account’ that will be used for all of their games.

Riot announced as part of their 10-year anniversary celebration for League of Legends that they are working on a variety of new games, the first of which will be LoL-based card game Legends of Runeterra.

As Riot look towards expanding their offering, they’re also transferring the accounts of existing League of Legends players into global Riot Accounts that will allow players to log into all of their games and servers with a single identity.

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Legends of Runeterra is one of several new titles Riot are currently working on.

While League of Legends accounts will still work for the game until January 22, updating to a Riot Account will mean you don’t have to keep track of multiple log-in details for different regions, the Public Beta Environment (PBE), or any future Riot titles you decide to try out.

This does mean, however, that account names must be globally unique, with no duplicates across all servers and even the PBE. It is possible, therefore, that you may be required to change your username – as League of Legends commentator Froskurinn apparently discovered.

How to transfer to a Riot Account

The process for updating your League of Legends account to a Riot Account should be quite simple, with Riot setting up a dedicated page for the transfer.

For most players, simply going to the account update page and signing in should be sufficient to register your account as a Riot Account. If you need to change your username, you will be prompted to do so.

Players must ensure they’ve updated their League of Legends account prior to January 22, 2020 if they wish to keep playing without interruption, as after that point only Riot Accounts will be valid to log into their games.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin


Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.