Tencent acquires League of Legends developer Riot Games

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Chinese giant publisher Tencent is now the full owner of League of Legends developer Riot Games. Tencent already had acquired a majority stake in Riot back in 2011 and has just purchased the remaining equity of Riot Games. The news came through the official website and it looks like Riot staff is going to remain happy – Riot ranked 13 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015.

League of Legends is one of the most prominent names in the eSports scene and 2015 was another great year for this game, with 334 million livestream viewers during the 2015 World Championships.

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  • Muhammad Yasir

    RIP LOL !

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    • Erza-San

      in fairness we’ve seen it coming, either they make LoL on to another whole new level or make new games or be bought out.

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      • Muhammad Yasir

        so what next for LOL ?
        any changes from Tencent ?

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        • Erza-San

          I don’t know man! so far I haven’t hear bad things about tencent

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          • Abdullah Draim Alqahtani

            all what I can say is SAY GOOD BYE FOR EVERY SKULL OR SKELETON SKIN IN THE GAME. They did that with SMITE since it against some religious believes. So they might be a lot of visual changes in some skins and some ability’s affects.

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          • Martin Ivanov

            kaktus deleted

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          • Erza-San

            RIP Kogmaw, CHo’gath and other skeleton skins

            RIP LoL in general

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