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Riot Games looking to expand League of Legends universe under Riot Forge

Published: 5/Dec/2019 22:59

by Andrew Amos

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Riot Games has announced that they’ll be opening up a publishing studio called Riot Forge, inviting game developers to create their own storylines in the League of Legends universe and share with the world.

Riot Games has already shocked the League of Legends community with the announcement of multiple new games in 2019. FPS title Project A, card game Legends of Runeterra, autobattler Teamfight Tactics, and more have opened more ways to interact with your favorite champions.

Now the floor is being opened up to the community in a venture called Riot Forge, helping aspiring game developers tell stories within Runeterra that Riot Games can’t in League of Legends.

Riot ForgeRiot Forge is Riot Games’ newest venture, opening up opportunities to tell more stories in the League of Legends universe.

Leanne Loombe, the Head of Riot Forge, announced the game developer’s new venture into third-party publishing during a panel at CCXP in Brazil.

“We are making more games — games that you haven’t heard of before — but we are doing it a little bit differently this time,” she said. “Our universe is so large, and we have an opportunity to make so many different experiences.

“Riot Forge is a third-party publishing label within Riot Games, and we are working with external game studios to make a variety of League of Legends games.”

The goal of Riot Forge is to create “bespoke competeable game experiences” where players can immerse themselves into Runeterra more so than ever before.

“We want to create games outside of our competitive multi-player experience, and create different ways for players to engage in the LoL world,” she said.

“We want these games to be awesome for everyone, but we also want to reach players that don’t necessarily like to play a competitive game.”

The games are designed to be “memorable experiences,” taking League of Legends fans down different storylines in the game and exploring different sides to everyone’s favorite champions.

Riot Forge wasn’t teased at the League 10 anniversary event, which has made the announcement all the more surprising.

While Riot have announced that they were developing more competitive experiences within Runeterra, this new opportunity will open the floor for more storytelling in the intricate universe.

Multiple games are currently in development, but details of those ventures have been kept under wraps for now. There is expected to be an reveal of the first game published by Riot Forge at the Game Awards on December 12.

If you are a developer interested in the Riot Forge project, or a player excited for new games, you can find out more details on the Riot Forge website.

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LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton

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Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

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xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.