Quitting League of Legends

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Surprisingly, I see a lot of people online looking to quit and delete their League of Legends account. Although I guess it shouldn’t be too much of a shock, as some players are just disappointed with some of the changes made, or tired of the toxic community.

With games lasting anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour, it’s hard to find that commitment sometimes. Especially when someone decides to give up, and all that time is wasted. Sometimes, it’s worth just taking a short break.

Why are People Quitting League of Legends

Too toxic of a community

It’s hard to deny that League of Legends has a massively toxic community. Even in fun game modes like ARAM, people will still AFK, flame and completely ruin what’s supposed to be a fun game mode. Until harsher punishments are given out for toxicity, I can’t see many players wanting to continue. 

Game length

Most ranked League of Legends games last at least 30 minutes most of the time, and usually go up to an hour. Completing a full game in League of Legends takes a long time, and you have to play a lot of games to climb the ladder. When players check their hours played in League of Legends, sometimes it feels like a waste.

Take it as a spectator sport

Something else that seems to be trending upwards is more League of Legends players are quitting the game, but still treating it as a spectator sport.

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Your favourite streamers and content creators will still be around. As well as professional matches in the LCS. Watching LoL is like playing the game, without all the stress it can provide.

Delete or Deactivate LoL Account

In a lot of cases, it’s probably not worth deleting your League of Legends account, unless you’re seriously addicted. If you do decide to come back, you’re going to have to make all that progress again, and you’ll also lose out on any skins and other in-game purchases that you’ve made.

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According to the Riot Games FAQ, there are some major differences between Account Deletion and Account Deactivation. For most people, you’ll likely want to deactivate your account instead.

Account deletions will permanently delete all the information associated to your account, including username, Summoner name, email address, and purchase history. The account will no longer exist and will never be accessible again. This process is irreversible. Riot Games

Account deactivation will restrict access to your account, but all of your account’s data will be untouched. No one will be able to log into the account while it is deactivated and your information will remain on our database. This process is reversible at any time upon request. Please note that account deactivation will NOT prevent your ranking from decaying.Riot Games

To delete your League of Legends account, you will need to contact Riot Support. Once you choose to delete your account, it can never be recovered.

Replace League of Legends

If you are in fact officially done with League of Legends, there is nothing stopping you from filling that void. Some games that are similar to League of Legends which I could probably recommend would be:

Counter Strike: Global Offensive – Another competitive game (if you want it to be). This time, in the form of a first person shooter. One of the biggest games right now that resides with League of Legends, and actually quite fun.

Overwatch – Overwatch is Blizzard’s latest hit, which is another first person shooter. It feels much more new & polished compared to League of Legends. Games don’t last anywhere near as long either.

Valorant – Valorant is Riots latest game, putting the ‘s’ in Riot Games. It’s quite similar to Overwatch, and is a very popular choice right now. You can start this up through the Riot Games Launcher.

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Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!