End Of An Era: Riot To Shut Down League of Legends Boards
Posted 2nd March 2020 By: Derpina    493 Views
Esports News – League of Legends always boasted a huge community. This triggered Riot Games opening LoL Boards for fans to interact with other players and Riot developers regarding tournaments or patch updates. The Boards easily became a popular online hub after its release, but Riot Games is ready to say farewell to the boards after more than a decade due to its declining popularity.
Riot MOOG1EZ of LoL’s development team broke the news earlier today. In a heartfelt letter addressing the community, MOOG1EZ revealed the company’s decision: “We know some of you use [Boards] 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.”
Starting March 9, the Boards won’t accept new posts from the community. Riot encourages fans and players to save any of their important files and conversations before they close the platform. Public threads and files can still be accessed in read-only mode. On March 16, the Boards goes completely offline. All public threads and files will become inaccessible, as well as the old forum archive.
After the shutdown, Riot will focus on other LoL community platforms, the very reason behind the Boards’ declining popularity. The Boards has been active for more than a decade now, featuring trending matches, insightful debates, and legendary memes. But although there are still active users in the Boards this 2020, Riot found out that the majority of players and active Rioters have transferred to other community discussion platforms to discuss the latest LoL tournaments and patch updates.
With the absence of the Boards, fans who want to interact in other community spaces can use LoL’s official social media channels on Twitter, Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram. For forums and discussions, they may head to community channels on the Official League of Legends Discord and League of Legends Subreddit. All official news about the competitive scene and the gameplay update will still be handled by the official League of Legends website.