Riot Games has announced that it will make an important change to the sistema de nicks of your games. Now the “Summoner’s Name” will no longer be used by the company in League of Legends, and the names will be unified with the Riot ID, a unique identifier that applies to all of the company’s games.

That said, the your LoL nickname can be changed automatically upon new changesince it will be converted to be the Riot ID, which will even be the same for the company’s other games: TFT, Legends of Runeterra, Wild Rift e VALUING

Players can have the same nicknames

The Riot ID system works with two fields: Riot ID Game Label e Tagline. Combined, they form your “identity” in the League of Legends universe, but only the “Tagline” is a unique identifier. This means that there could be a Zven De Zap #123 and a Zven De Zap #321.

Although in the game they have the same name, the tagline differentiates them, and this TAG is unique, and that is what will differentiate players. However, what will be displayed in the game is only the “Game Label”.

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Currently, many of these Taglines have been set automatically, based on the server you play on. You can choose to leave it as it is or change it to alphanumeric characters, but after changing it, you will not be able to use letters, not even those referring to LoL servers.

Why can I lose my nickname in LoL?

It is normal for many players to have a different nickname in other Riot games, and as the Riot ID will be the new name for all of the company’s games, if this is your case, you will lose your Summoner Name.

For example, if your Riot ID for VALORANT is MonoJettBrabo and in LoL it is MonoYasuoBrabo, in this change by Riot your name in all games will be MonoJettBrabo, as all games will use the same Riot ID. That said, check your Riot ID and see if it is set to the nickname you want.

It’s worth remembering that the change will be made automatically, so if you already have a Riot ID that you like, you don’t need to do anything. Your nickname will automatically be converted to this ID.

How do I change my Riot ID?

To change your nickname, go to the Riot Games page and log in with your account. Click on the menu in the top right corner and then go to “Settings”. Your Riot ID will be the first page displayed.

Before November 20th, changing your Riot ID is free.

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Players will have one free nickname change per year

With the unification of the nick and Riot ID, Riot will also reformulate the name change system in League. Currently, changing your nickname in LoL costs 1300 RP or 13900 Blue Essence, but after the change, it will cost R$40 in game currency.

All players will receive one free nickname change per yearbut if they want to change again before this period, they will need to pay.

  • At the moment, you can change your Riot ID for free.
  • After the day November 20th, os players will receive another free change.
  • Two months latera Riot will give another free change
  • No beginning of 2024a Riot will give another name change for free.
  • From then on, this free change will be renewed every 365 dias.
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When does the new policy come into League?

From day November 20, 2023 the new policy will already be in effect and players will receive a free nickname change.

How do I pay for changing my nickname?

In the beginning, paid nickname change will support LoL coins (1250 de RP) e Runeterra (1000 Coins).

Riot is working to implement VALORANT Points, Wild Rift Cores, and TFT Coins as quickly as possible. It will be possible to purchase the Nickname Change Token directly in the games client or on the Riot Games page.

Why change the Summoner Name system in League?

The history of Runeterra, League of Legends and Summoner’s Rift has changed over the years. In the beginning, players were summoners who brought the original roster of Champions to the Rift. At a certain point, this ended up limiting the world and the characters. So in 2014, the focus became the Champions themselves, not these powerful summoners.

The word “summoner” still appears in some places, such as in a random speech, an occasional reference and, mainly, as the name within the Rift. However, when thinking about the people who play our game, the Summoner Name hasn’t fit with the story for a long time. This update was created to better match the current world of League of Legends, so we have more fluidity between our titles and, from a technical point of view, simplify how names work.

You can ask more questions in Riot’s article about changing nicknames for Riot ID.


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