Riot Games Celebrates League of Legends' 10 Year Anniversary
Ten years ago in September of 2006, indie developer Riot Games was formed and the studio soon launched the MOBA game called League of Legends which now has over 100 million monthly active users. To celebrate both League of Legends’ new active user milestone and the game’s 10th anniversary, Riot Games is implementing a few in-game bonuses for League of Legends fans to take advantage of.
Every League of Legends player who has played at least one full matchmaking game in the past 60 days will receive an exclusive Summoner Profile icon and the Riot Kayle skin. Players who have yet to purchase/unlock Kayle will also get her for free. If you already have Kayle and her Riot skin, you’ll instead receive a mystery gift.
In addition, those who can’t receive mystery gifts will get an amount of Riot Points (premium currency) equal to the value of a mystery gift in their region. Riot says the gifting process should take a few days so if the gifts haven’t yet shown up for your profile, just be patient. If it has been a while since you last played League of Legends, you can still qualify for the free 10th anniversary goodies by playing a full matchmaking game before this upcoming Monday, September 19th.
You’ll also want to log in and play during this upcoming weekend because Riot will be hosting a Double Influence Points weekend between September 16th and Monday the 19th. Finally, be sure to watch the above video in which Riot developers Brandon "Ryze" Beck and Marc "Tryndamere" Merrill reminisce about the studio’s first ten years.
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