Riot Games' League of Legends surpasses one million downloads!

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02-04-2010
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LOS ANGELES - February 4, 2010 -Riot Games, a leading independent developer and publisher of premium online video games, announced that after only three months of availability, their debut title, League of Legends(TM), has been downloaded by more than 1 million gamers in North America and Europe. In addition, the free-to-play online multiplayer game has won several awards from the video games press and community, securing honors from top games enthusiast outlets such as PC Gamer, IGN.com and GameSpy.com.

“The passion of our more than 1 million-member League of Legends community and their positive support has driven the recognition from media and the video game industry,” said Brandon Beck, co-founder and CEO of Riot Games. “This recognition and Riot Games’ ability to deliver high quality online free-to-play games serves as tremendous momentum as we expand the game globally in 2010.”

Riot Games also announced that, in just three months since launch, the more than 1 million League of Legends players have logged more than 18 million hours in the game. In addition, more than 150,000 gamers in North America and Europe compete in the League of Legends each day.

Riot Games’ League of Legends unique gameplay experience and the dedicated user base have led to several awards from the video games community. Readers of IGN.com elected League of Legends the “Best Strategy Game” and “Best Multiplayer Game” and gamers on GameSpy.com voted League of Legends “PC Game of the Year.” The popular online PC game has also won several other awards from top video game outlets: PC Gamer named it “DotA-Style Game of the Year,” NeoGAF.com awarded it “MMO Game of the Year,” GameTrailers.com nominated it for “Strategy Game of the Year” and called it “Best Strategy Game” of E3 2009, GamersNexus.net awarded it “RTS Game of the Year” and MMOSite.com has nominated League of Legends for “Best Gameplay” and “Best MMORTS” in their Reader’s Choice Awards 2009, among others.

League of Legends is also currently nominated for “Best Debut” by the Game Developers Choice Awards 2010. Winners will be announced at the 2010 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on March 11.

“We are pleased that our debut title is growing so quickly and receiving this type of praise from the video games community,” added Marc Merrill, co-founder and president of Riot Games. “These awards, nominations, positive reviews and our large, vocal community show that League of Legends is one of the best online gaming experiences available and we are appreciative of the recognition.”

League of Legends, Riot Games’ debut title, launched on Oct. 27, 2009 in North America and Europe.
It is a session-based, multiplayer online game where rival teams compete for victory. Built by a veteran development team and the original creators of Defense of the Ancients, one of the world’s most popular player-made mods, League of Legends combines elements of the role-playing and strategy genres with addictive competitive action.


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Mindler

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02-04-2010

Congratulations Riot!


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Larias

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02-04-2010

congrats indeed


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DelishusWeenie

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02-04-2010

CHEERS!!!!!! Hurayyy.........congratz RIOT and keep up the good work...


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Crasus Akechi

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02-04-2010

Go riot Keep delivering your awesome game.


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JonTehKnight

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02-04-2010

Awesome! I wonder what the concurrency numbers are like.... :>

EDIT: I missed the line about 150,000 playing daily! :O


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neojb1990

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02-04-2010

Wish it was one million people playing not just downloads though LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN!


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b0red

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02-04-2010

grats!


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50dkpMINUS

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02-04-2010

Félicitation!!!


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SaiBot

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02-04-2010

Nice work, can't wait to see how is the game is going to be in 1 year !


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