The History of League of Legends

  • Official Launch of League of Legends

    Official Launch of League of Legends
    Official LoL Wiki League of Legends (LoL) was official launched for gameplay.
  • LoL release in Southeast Asia!

    LoL release in Southeast Asia!
    League of Legends Riot Games announced that LoL will be released in Southeast Asia by Garena.
  • LoL plans for release in Europe!

    LoL plans for release in Europe!
    League of Legends League of Legends is now available in Europe, with an organization in Dublin.
  • Twisted Treeline Map Released!

    Twisted Treeline Map Released!
    Twisted Treeline The new 3 versus 3 map, the Twisted Treeline, is released for gameplay.
  • Riot's First Tournament

    Riot's First Tournament
    Razer TT Tournament Riot's first tournament is sponsored by Razer. With a prize pool of $1,000 and gaming merchandise as prizes, 16 teams competed.
  • Season 1 of Competitive Gameplay

    Season 1 of Competitive Gameplay
    LoL Season 1 LoL announced the start of season 1 of competitive gameplay. Players began to play ranking games in order to gain a spot in a professional team, and play in the championship.
  • WCG Finals

    WCG Finals
    2010 WCG Hosted in Los Angeles, 4 teams competed for the gold medal and the grand prize of $6,000, from a pool of $10,000. Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) won first place.
  • Co-op VS AI mode released

    Co-op VS AI mode released
    Co-op VS AI Riot released a new game mode, Co-op versus AI, to let new players play against artificial intelligence, or bots, to gain more experience.
  • The Tribunal Introduced

    The Tribunal Introduced
    The Tribunal Riot Games introduced a new system, known as the Tribunal, to help discipline players if they showed negative behavior, and to keep the community positive and content through the help of their fellow peers.
  • Season 1 Championship

    Season 1 Championship
    Season 1 ChampionshipThe Season One Championship at Jönköping, Sweden was the first international Lan Tournament organized by Riot. Three North American, three European and two Asian teams were invited to compete in the tournament with a prize pool of $99,500. Fnatic, a European team, won the championship as well as $50,000.
  • IEM Season VI

    IEM Season VI
    IEM Season VI 8 teams compete for a prize pool of $12,000. the cup, and a shot at worlds, in Cologne, Germany. Counter Logic Gaming won.
  • End of Season 1

    End of Season 1
    LoL Season 1 Season 1 official ends on August 23, 2011.
  • Dominion Mode Released!

    Dominion Mode Released!
    Dominion A capture-the-flag sort of mode, the highly anticipated Dominion mode was released to the public.
  • Season 2 Officially Starts!

    Season 2 Officially Starts!
    LoL Season 2 Season 2 of competitive gameplay begins. Many changes occured in the update revolutionizing the game.
  • Spectator Mode Released

    Spectator Mode Released
    Spectator Mode Riot released Spectator Mode, a mode where players can view their friend's, or even pros', games. This helps players learn techniques and get better through watching.
  • Honor System Released

    Honor System Released
    Honor The Honor system was introduced to reward players who showed positive behavior. Players who consistantly showed positive behavior and honored recieve a special ribbon on their profile.
  • Season 2 Championship

    Season 2 Championship
    LoL Season 2 Season 2 Championship at Los Angeles, California! A prize pool of $5 million. With 12 teams from North America, Europe, and Asia, Taipei Assassins from Taiwan, won the tournament and crowned Season 2 Champions.
  • 32.5 Million Players registered worldwide!

    32.5 Million Players registered worldwide!
    League of Legends Wiki On the month of November, 2012, Riot Games, League of Legend's host, announced that over 32.5 million players have registered in their database, 11.5 million who play monthly, and 4.2 million play daily, making it the most popular game in the world.
  • Season 2 Officially Ends!

    Season 2 Officially Ends!
    Season 2 Season 2 ends on November 12, 2012. In-game rewards are given as well as new updates to the game.
  • Season 3 Begins

    Season 3 Begins
    Season 3 Season 3 of competitive gameplay officially begins.
  • LoL is available on the Mac!

    LoL is available on the Mac!
    LoL Mac League of Legends is finally available on the Mac. Now players with Macs can join the community and play. To celebrate, Riot put a rare skin for a champion(character) Blitzcrank on sale.
  • Howling Abyss Map released

    Howling Abyss Map released
    Howling Abyss The Howling Abyss, a map inspired by the community, is created due to popular request. It introduced a new game mode to players and gave players another way to have fun. This mode is not competitive though.
  • All Stars Tournament

    All Stars Tournament
    All-Stars Shanghai 2013 The All Stars tournament, held in Shanghai, China, takes place on the 23rd of May. 1 team from each region; North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, South Korea, and China compete for the title of All-Stars champions.
  • LoL Cinematic created

    LoL Cinematic created
    LoL Cinematic Titled "A Twist of Fate", Riot Games created a cinematic to showcase the champions in CG. Highly praised and popular, the cinematic provided the players a better understanding of their favorite characters.
  • Season 3 World Championship

    Season 3 World Championship
    Season 3 World Championship Season 3's World Championship takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with 14 teams from North America, Europe, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia! Korea's SK Telecom T1 wins the Summoner's Cup and the prize money of $1 million with an intense match versus China's Royal Club.
  • LoL Music Video released

    LoL Music Video released
    Get Jinxed Titled "Get Jinxed", Riot made a music video for one of their champions released recently. The video provided a storyline for that champion, Jinx, and showcased the world of League of Legends in amazing graphics.
  • GPL Winter Tournament

    GPL Winter Tournament
    GPL Winter A tournament held in Southeast Asia, 12 teams compete for the prize pool of $200,000. Taipei Assassins won, with the grand prize of $80,000.
  • Season 3 officially ends!

    Season 3 officially ends!
    End of Season 3 Rewards Season 3 of competitive play officially ends. All players get to relax and prepare for the upcoming season 4.
  • Pre-season 2013-2014 begins!

    Pre-season 2013-2014 begins!
    Pre-season 4 Pre-season 4 begins with many changes to the game mechanics, changing strategies and competitive play significantly. Season 4 is imminent.
  • Battle of the Atlantic Tournament

    Battle of the Atlantic Tournament
    BoA Tournament A tournament in Cologne, Germany, and Los Angeles, USA, 10 teams competed for a prize pool of $50,000. Europian teams versus North American teams, NA beat Europe.