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Riot Games’ Social League of Legends App May Eat More of Your Time

Riot Games has now made it even easier to join up in League of Legends with a brand-new League of Legends app “League Friends,” now available on iOS and Android for free.

League of Legends is one of the most-played PC games right now, being one of the biggest parts of the eSports genre of games.

While on paper it may seem simple, an entire culture has grown up around the best champions to use, the best items to equip them with, strategies, builds, and competitions for it.

All of this comes even with the terrible reputation that the game’s playerbase has gotten, though Riot Games has taken steps to get rid of that.

League Friends aims to make the game even easier to get into now, as the League of Legends app aims to allow League players to coordinate with one another so that you can always know when your friends are online.

League Friends allows you to post status updates on the app itself, and be able to chat with your friends.

Riot Games also intends to continue to update the app throughout 2016, hopefully to make it a good, specialized social media platform like Halo Waypoint. According to the app’s iTunes page:

“You can see your friends list, add new pals, and chat one-on-one at launch, but expect the app to add additional features over time, evolving as League of Legends does.”

So far the app has gotten relatively positive reviews from its users, but that depends on whether whether the League of Legends app can measure up to other companion apps that have come out for other multiplayer games.

It remains to be seen what other sorts of functions that Riot Games can put up to increase the usefulness of the app, but I wager that we can expect to see the ability to upload video clips and images, links to the actual Riot Games website to allow people to post on forums to discuss gameplay.