How to change your name in League of Legends

Fancy a change?

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Not everyone chooses the right display name from the start. Some look to their favorite League of Legends champions for inspiration while others look elsewhere for ideas. But it’s natural to outgrow your name over time.

If you’re sick and tired of your name in League of Legends, there’s realistically nothing stopping you from changing it. Here’s how.

How to change your League of Legends nickname: step-by-step

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  1. Log in to your League account.
  2. Go to the Store and find the Account tab at the top right corner of the page.
  3. Purchase the Summoner Name Change service, which costs either 1,300 RP or 13,900 Blue Essence.
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When choosing a name, remember you’re free to change the spacing or capitalization. If you’ve never changed your name before, you can even do this for free by sending a ticket to Riot Games’ Account Management with the subject “Summoner Name Change.”

League of Legends name change rules

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There are a couple of conditions you need to meet when choosing a new name:

  • All names must be appropriate and abide by Riot’s Terms of Use. There’s an automatic filter that will identify profanity and other banned words.
  • Your name must be at least three characters long and no more than 16 characters long.
  • You can’t use the word “Riot” in your name. This includes other similar variations like “Rlot.”
  • Your name shouldn’t contain personal information that could identify you like your real name or your address.
  • Avoid impersonating or pretending to be an esports professional even if the system allows the name to be selected. So definitely don’t name yourself Faker.
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Jerome Heath

Associate Editor. Brit stranded thousands of miles from home on a tiny little island that looks like a sweet potato. League of Legends? He's aware of it. VALORANT? Might have heard of it. Counter-Strike? Sounds vaguely familiar.