League of Legends
|League of Legends|
|URL||https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/ - & similar for each account region like EUW, EUNE, OCE, PBE, etc|
|Archiving status||Not saved yet|
|IRC channel||(on EFnet)|
League of Legends is an action real-time strategy game based upon the original "Defense of the Ancients" mod for Warcraft III, developed by Riot Games and released in October 2009 (with a beta period several months before). Many viewed it as a successor to the original DotA mod, but competitors emerged with Valve hiring DotA's then-maintainer IceFrog and releasing Dota 2, leaving League to go off in its own direction along with other genre games based on the same underlying concepts of DotA.
LoL Boards & Forum
|LoL Boards & Community Forums Archive|
|URL||https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/ (active boards), http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/ (archived forums, also going offline) - & similar for each account region like EUW, EUNE, OCE, PBE, etc|
|Archiving status||In progress...|
|IRC channel||(on EFnet)|
The League of Legends Boards are the official discussion forums for topics about and surrounding the game. They replaced the previous Community Forums, which were left online as a read-only archive after October 2014.
Riot announced on March 1st, 2020 that they would be shutting down both the current Boards, as well as the read-only archive of the Community Forums, by March 16th, 2020.
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Starting March 9, 2020, we'll be closing down the League of Legends Boards.
We know some of you use them regularly, so we didn’t arrive at this decision lightly. However, after looking at how many of you were using Boards, it became clear that the popularity of the platform had decreased significantly. Both players and Rioters have migrated to other community discussion platforms such as Reddit and Discord, leaving Boards underpopulated.
We replaced the original League forums with Boards several years ago. The goal was to create a place where players and Rioters could connect outside of the game and have discussions about their favourite topics in League. Many of you also formed friendships within the Boards, and found new carries and/or apologetic feeders for your teams. There were epic debates, hilarious shitposts and legendary community memes.
We want to give a huge shout-out to our volunteer moderators! Over time we saw a volunteer moderation program emerge for those who were passionate enough to support players in their local regions. They put a huge amount of work into hosting community events such as cosplay and fan-art contests. They were ever-present on Boards to talk with players and assist them. To the volunteers who have spent the past decade moderating and helping the community on Boards, we cannot thank you enough! <3
March 9 - Boards are made read only, but threads and files are still accessible. Make sure to save anything you want to keep!
March 16 - Boards go offline. All threads and files become inaccessible. The old forum archive will also become inaccessible at this point.