Although every developer would love to attract millions of active players to their game, it doesn't always result in the desired outcome. League of Legends is a prime example of this. Despite the fact Riot Games have constructed one of the most popular games in video-game history, the naturally competitive nature of the MOBA genre has meant the community has earned the reputation as one of the most toxic gaming groups around.
That reputation has proven to be a little too toxic today as developers Riot Games announce that the community League of Legends chat rooms will be closed until they have developed a newer version that is more user friendly and accessible to the wider community.
A new statement posted on the official forums offers additional details:
"At the end of the day, when you log in you should feel like you’re surrounded by active players that like to play League the way you do. You should be to able jump easily into games with those friends – - without having to send game invites one by one."