League of Legends (LoL)

Minimum age according to League of Legends
13+ Minimum age according to League of Legends

What is League of Legends (LoL)?

League of Legends (LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) by Riot Games, inspired by the Warcraft III modification, Defense of the Ancients (Dota).
In the game, two teams battle to destroy each other’s core building or ‘nexus’. Each player controls a champion — one, from a league of characters — all with their own special abilities and backstories. The visual style of the game can be described as a mix of fantasy, steampunk and horror.
LoL is free to play, with in-game purchases available as a way to gain advantages and enhancements. The game has featured in numerous eSport tournaments and is popular on social and streaming platforms like Twitch.

The automatic matchmaking system groups players according to skill level. New players can learn from the tutorial game and new player guide.

LoL players can communicate with pre-loaded text messages (called pings), private messages (called whispers), group chat, voice chat and ‘emotes’, which are character movements that express emotion.

Website: leagueoflegends.com/en/

Platforms: LoL is available on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.

Apps: Riot Games produce a companion app called League +, which players can use to watch streams, stay in touch with friends, watch matches and earn rewards.

Apps: Android, Apple iOS.

How do people use League of Legends (LoL)?

Learn about the risks and benefits associated with how people use multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games like League of Legends (LoL).

League of Legends (LoL) is used for: gaming, in-app purchasing, messaging/online chat, online relationships and screen capture

How can you report a player for abusive or inappropriate behaviour?

This link is provided by League of Legends (LoL):

How can you protect your personal information?

These links are provided by League of Legends (LoL):

  • Privacy Policy
    Learn how Riot Games collects, stores and shares your personal information. 
  • Protecting your account
    Make your account as safe as possible and know where to get help if you think it has been compromised. 

Key safety links

This link is provided by League of Legends (LoL):

  • Terms of Use
    The terms you agree to by using Riot Games products and services.

Last updated: 04/06/2024

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  • check the in-app reporting options.

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