In League of Legends, you have 2 different types of names. One is your Username, and the other is your Summoner Name. Users where given the option to change their Username after the release of the Riot Games Launcher. However, users have always been able to change their Summoner Name.
The difference between these two is that you use your username when logging into the Client & League of Legends website. Whereas your Summoner Name is what is displayed above your character in-game.
If you want to make a simple change such as the capitalization or spacing of your Summoner Name, you can try contacting Riot Support, and they may do it for free. However for a full change, you should follow our guide below.
How to Change Your Summoner Name
When in the League of Legends client, open the store pressing the button located in the top right (it looks like a stack of coins). With the store open, you need to press the ‘Account’ button, which again is near the top right. It’s a small circular button, and shows an avatar-like icon with a cog wheel next to it.
From there, you can choose the ‘Summoner Name Change’ option in the client. The total cost is 1300RP (Riot Points) or 13900BE (Blue Essence). In the window that pops up, you can enter a desired Summoner Name and check to see whether it is available. If so, you can go ahead and purchase it.
Once you’ve changed your League of Legends Summoner Name, your friends list will stay intact and your account is pretty much the same. You will want to let your friends know that you’ve changed your name.
It’s also important to note that if your account remains inactive for a very long period of time, the name can become available again. You won’t loose your account, but you may loose your summoner name. Once you have changed your Summoner Name, eventually someone else will be able to claim the old one.