On November 20, 2023, we will be phasing out the use of “Summoner Names” and moving all players exclusively to Riot ID to create a more unified experience across all of our games. We understand there may be some mixed emotions regarding these changes – whether you’ve been here for 14 years or 14 minutes, in-game names are an important part of how you experience a game. Our goal is to make this change as easy as possible and help you feel as connected to your Riot ID as you do to your summoner name.
Why is this happening?
The lore of Runeterra, League of Legends, and Summoner’s Rift has changed over the years. Initially, players were summoners bringing the original roster of champions to the Rift. Over time, this became limiting for the world and the characters that inhabit it, so in 2014, the focus was on the Champions themselves, rather than the all-powerful Summoners.
The word Summoner still appears in a few places, such as the occasional voice line, the occasional reference, and, most notably, the name of the Rift. But, when it comes to players, Summoner Name doesn’t sync with the story and hasn’t for a while. This update is designed to better fit the current world of League of Legends, create more fluidity between all of our titles, and optimize the way names work from a technical perspective.
I need to do something?
No. No action is required for this update. If you’ve played Riot Game before, you have a Riot ID. If you’re not sure what your Riot ID is, there are a few ways to check it: