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Legends of Runeterra Is a New Card Game from Riot

During tonight’s big 10-year League of Legends anniversary stream, Riot unveiled a new free-to-play collectible card game for PC and mobile set in the League universe, called Legends of Runeterra. Open beta is expected to begin on PC sometime in early 2020, but sign-ups are already open for a “preview…

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League Worlds Championship Anthems So Far, Ranked By A League Hater

Like many of my other personal pieces begin, I have to inform my readers about something: I really, really do not like League of Legends. I have been a not-fan since I tried it back in 2011, at which point I unlocked one of the few heroes I own on my account,…

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A League of Their Own: Women’s Esports in Southeast Asia

In a 2017 interview with ESPN, Korean Overwatch League star Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon described wanting to disguise her voice with a modulator so that male players would team up with her. This is just one example of the ongoing struggles faced by women in esports, in addition to far less…

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Here’s How to Play Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Right Now

Teamfight Tactics is the latest new “mode” for League of Legends. Although that description honestly sells it short. Teamfight Tactics is practically an entirely new game, with totally different rules than its source material. It’s part of the new genre wave people are quickly coming to call “auto battlers.” And…

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How to Play Teamfight Tactics

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Fanbyte Week in Review 5/24/19

We’ve posted the pilotyest pilot we could pilot with Fanbyte Week in Review. We wanted a video show to wrap up the events of the week and here it is! Join EIC John Warren, Content Editor Dillon Skiffington, Social Media Specialist Niki Grayson, and Senior Video Producer Ryan Stevens as they…

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Fanwidth Episode 015: Randall’s Boo Boos

There aren’t a lot of video games coming out right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t video game news! We just wish it was better. Niki is out on vacation this week. However, merritt and Steven got together for a little bit to discuss the wild and tragic state…

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PODCASTS

Riot Games Employees Walkout to Protest Forced Arbitration

A number of employees at Riot Games, the studio behind League of Legends, have initiated an organized walkout to protest the company today. This follows a streak of investigative reports (largely done by Kotaku) that highlight a culture of discrimination, misogyny, and outright sexual harassment at Riot. Although things finally came…

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Riot Games Walkout

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How Modding Made Warcraft III Immortal

Warcraft III was a landmark game in the real-time strategy genre, but its most profound legacy is the lasting impact of its modding tools. The Battle.net framework and map editor allowed anyone with enough grit and determination to design their own battlegrounds, yet they were robust enough to facilitate the…

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The Top 5 Version 3.14 Patch Notes in Video Games

Only two things are certain in this world: death and patches. Since the early days of PC gaming, developers haved used patches as a means to fix bugs that became apparent after release. But now, regular updates are a fact of life across all platforms, as companies devote immense amounts…

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Fanbyte’s Best of January 2019

I keep writing 20HELL on all my checks, amirite??? Anyway, January’s end is upon us and your friendly neighborhood Fanbyte is looking back at the pieces we’re most proud of from the month. Lists Lists, they’re just so numerical and gosh darn easy to digest, you know? Here are some…

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Kingdom Hearts Xehanort

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League of Legends Ignores Canon to Tell a Better Story

There’s a shot in the League of Legends “Awaken“ cinematic that does more than you’d expect. A door is kicked in to reveal a smoky hallway cramped with armored soldiers passing by the frame. It’s dark, it’s metallic, and it’s cold. The shield-bearing men pour past the camera and their leader — at half their…

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League of Legends Story Official

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League Tier List (LoL Tier List): All League Champions Ranked for 8.24

League of Legends can be a brutal game. It takes time, hard work, and not just a little luck to dominate ranked play. Even then, you might be missing that competitive edge — that one little spark that pushes you over the edge of mediocrity and into greatness. That’s where our…

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League of Legends Tier List

GUIDES

Best Gaming Gifts for the Holiday Season 2018

Disclosure: purchasing something from the links in this guide will give us a small share. Feel free to review our Terms of Service! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Lights twinkling! Chestnuts roasting (apparently)! Your friends and family being infuriatingly vague about what they want for the holidays!…

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fanbyte holiday gift guide 2018

FEATURES

League of Legends Model Viewer

A Note from the Editors (i.e. the League of Legends Model Viewer is Coming Back!) Hey folks! As you may have noticed over the past few months (maybe years now), this here model viewer is broken… We’re not happy about that. At the same time, we haven’t had the time…

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Neeko, the Curious Chameleon Coming to League of Legends Soon

League of Legends is quickly approaching a full decade since its release in 2009. Since then the launch roster has expanded to a total of 142 champions. In recent years, the release of completely new champions has slowed to a crawl while Riot focuses on bringing the game up to snuff…

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