Riot Games is rebooting the League of Legends lore
The narrative team at Riot Games is rebooting some of the League of Legends lore as part of a continued revamp of the game's core features including champions, splash art, skins and maps.
A new blog post from Riot's Tommy Gnox looks at the company's plans to cultivate the League of Legends backstory based on early concepts originally used to "justify" the gameplay — ideas like an Institute of War, Fields of Justice, and so on.
According to Gnox, some of these early narrative choices "fostered creative stagnation" and limited how the game's characters and lore could grow. As a result the team has experimented with storytelling by fostering the story through the recent Freljord event and Champion biographies.