31st August, 2017
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League of Legends has years of rich history; with over 138 champions each with their own backstory, there are plenty of not so known facts and lore out there. To make sure you know the most important League of Legends facts & figures, we’ve put together an excellent list of everything you need to know.
Here are the most interesting League of Legends facts that will blow your mind more than Urgot getting a pentakill!
If you look closely, on the Red sides shop, you can see the Heart of Gold item with a SOLD sign placed over the top. The item may have been removed back in patch 188.8.131.52, but its legacy still lives on! The real question is, who bought the item and when are they coming to collect it? Last time we checked, it had already been there for a few years...
If you leave Blue sides base through the middle tower and turn right, you’ll notice a huge statue with a necklace and a stone. That stone is, in fact, the Philosopher’s Stone. Not to be confused with Harry Potter (cause that would bring up a lot of copyright issues) this was the most efficient gold generating item in game. In patch 3.14 the Philosopher’s Stone was renamed to Nomad’s Medallion. The name might have been changed, but the stone lives on.
The item Athene’s Unholy Grail was named after the famous World of Warcraft player Athene who recruited over 5,000 players to League of Legends. Originally called the Chalice of Discord, the item was named after Athene to celebrate his tremendous achievement. In addition to getting an in game item named after him, Athene also would have redeemed the rare skins Grey Warwick and Medieval Twitch.
Riot Games was founded in 2006 by Brandon Beck (CEO) and Marc Merrill (President). The company announced its first (and only game) in October 2008 titled League of Legends: Clash of Fates. After raising over $7 million dollars from investors, the game with the shorter name League of Legends was released on 27 October 2009. Since then League of Legends has grown to be the most popular game in the world.
Statistically, the blue side on League of Legends wins 4% more matches than the red side due to map differences. Due to the layout of summoner’s rift, it’s impossible to make it symmetrical, therefore the blue side has a slight advantage in game. Read a more detailed explanation about how these difference affect gameplay on our Why Does Blue Side Win More Games?
The rarest skins in League of Legends are Young Ryze (formally Human Ryze), Black Alistar, and Rusty Blitzcrank. All of them were available in game for a limited time and have since been removed for various reasons. This means the number of players with the skins in their account are limited and have huge bragging rights!
In 2016 Riot report that League of Legends had over 100 million monthly players, making it the most popular game in the year. Since it’s release in 2009, the number of League of Legends players have increased every single year bringing the current figures to a mind blowing number of people.
The champion name Shaco is actually an anagram of the world chaos. The next time you’re joking around on summoner's rift, just remember Shaco was literally made to cause chaos for everyone.
Believe it or not, a long time ago Rammus used to have a full voice set and said a lot more than just ok. However, for whatever reason, his lines were eventually scrapped, and he became the champion we all know and love (hate) today. Although it would be cool if he some other voice lines, we’re “ok” with his current setup.
Before Amumu was released, initially his lore described him as a mummified human child. Apparently Riot thought this probably sounded a bit too creepy and instead decided to change him to a Yordle instead. No wonder he’s crying, we’d be too if our lore changed in an instant.
Zyra has a bunch of hidden passives which affect other champions in game. If she kills either Karthus or Sion (or if one of them kills her) the killer receive an extra 2 gold in reference to Plants vs Zombies. Another hidden passive is if Maokai is on her team then Zyra will give him a +1 movement speed boost, plants unite! Finally, Leona’s passive Sunlight will make Zyra grow in size for a short period of time. 3 cheers for photosynthesis!
When Malphite uses his Ground Slam ability in game, he leaves an imprint shaped like the Riot Games Inc. logo upon impact. We’re not sure if this was on purpose or accident, but it's a nice little easter egg Riot managed to put in the game.
When playing the Howling Abyss as Braum, many secret features and easter eggs get unlocked. If you feed a Poro with a Poro-Snax, the Poro will grow a black moustache! If you happen to use the Dragonslayer skin, then the Poro will grow and orange moustache instead.
Foxfire Ahri, Chrome Rammus, Explorer Ezreal and Safari Caitlyn are all references to popular web browsers. We particularly feel sorry for Ezreal as he’s a good champ but represents one of the worst browsers out there!
A little-known secret about Rumble is that he, in fact, has a massive crush on fellow Yordle Tristana. To impress her he even named his robot Tristy after her. We’re not sure if naming your crush after a death machine is the best way to get their attention. However, maybe Tristana will one day give him a chance!
According to League of Legends lore, Morgana and Kayle are actually sisters! When Morgana refused to join Kayle’s cause to fight the evil in the world, their relationship was ruined, and they both went their separate ways. Eventually, Morgana grew in power enough to challenge Kayle and now looks to put an end to Kayle and her army. She might not have struck the first blow but, she's certainly looking to strike the last.
If you liked these League of Legends facts and trivia, then be sure to check out our 7 Awesome League of Legends Worlds Facts and 10 League of Legends Stats to Blow Your Fedoras Off.