League of Legends is Now in its Modernist Phase

Riot Games is pushing League into a new paradigm of gameplay.

It is a universal rule that everything grows and evolves, and League of Legends is no exception to it. From its humble beginnings to 10 year-old birthday, League is nearly indistinguishable from its early days. For 9 years, it has grown larger and more complex through the addition of new champions, items, and more. However, the game has reached a point where these additions can only do so much to... [Read More]

Yuumean She’s Not an Actual Champion? Why The Magical Cat is Sitting at 35% Win Rate.

Why does Yuumi have the lowest starting winrate of all-time?

Yuumi, The Magical Cat, was introduced recently with Patch 9.10. As with all new champions, she received considerable play throughout the elos in the hopes that she would be powerful. However, she has underwhelmed so far, sporting the lowest win rate in the game so far at around 35%, 10% lower than Ryze and Kalista (who both nonetheless hold considerable power in competitive play), as per Lolalytics. Only release Syndra... [Read More]

Non-Competitive League of Legends: League Culture, Rotations, and Experimentation

How Riot manages to keep Summoners Rift Competitive alongside introducing fun game modes.

League of Legends has served for many players as a medium of competition. However, outside the world of eSports and rank climb, a handful of non-competitive players have also found their place in League. With the main available game modes being Summoners’ Rift, All Random All Mid (ARAM), and Twisted Treeline; at times to the non-competitive player, it could get rather boring without a team of friends. [Read More]