League of Legends Now Official Olympic Sport

It appears that the United States’ recent move to allow League of Legends players to be considered as pro athletes has spurred the International Olympic Committee to also include League of Legends as an official Olympic sport.asinterestingtowatchashalftheolympicsRiot Games, the developers behind League of Legends, has been working extremely hard to get the game taken more seriously. After revealing they have been talking with the United States government, Riot Games eSports manager Nick Allen also revealed they have been talking with the International Olympic Committee to help get League of Legends in as an Olympic sport.

“It’s just good news after more good news for League of Legends,” said Allen in the GameSpot interview, “With the United States taking League of Legends more seriously, we finally managed to convince the International Olympic Committee to make League of Legends an official Olympic sport. My reasoning was that if rhythmic gymnastics is an Olympic sport, then League of Legends can surely be one too.”

“I mean, League of Legends requires skills that can apply to many different Olympic sports,” continued Allen, “In fact, that was the crux of my argument to include League of Legends. You might not believe this, but keeping yourself physically strong is very important in pro League of Legends play. Furthermore, teamwork is also tantamount to success which can be seen in Olympic sports like canoeing and synchronized swimming. I could go on and on, but League of Legends requires just as much dedication as those other Olympic sports.”

We spoke with the Jacques Rogge, current president of the International Olympics Committee, as to why they allowed this eSport to make it into the Olympics.

“We needed a way to make the Olympics more accessible for young people,” said Rogge via his translator, “The sad part is, youth these days do not have the interest or capability to take up other Olympic sports. By introducing the League of Legends as a sport, we hope to rejuvenate the Olympics and maybe get some more youth interested in other Olympic sports like weightlifting or handball.”

Many players are excited for League of Legends‘ debut in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. We spoke with a few professional players on their thoughts.

“I hope I get to go and kick some ass,” said BalIs of team Cloud 9 HyperX, “I think all those other athletes will be a bit jealous of me and my LoL skills. Honestly, some of these other sports are a little bit weak. Table tennis, really? Thank God people are taking us LoL players more seriously. If I do go, they better get my name right.”

“Rio de Janeiro does not sound very fun,” lamented NeeGodbro of team Ninjas in Pyjamas, “I hope my fans still come out there to support me if I do get in. And if I do, it will probably be the first time I ever see the Olympics although I’ll most likely be too busy training to watch. I have to go for the gold, you know? There better be air conditioning over there.”

The International Olympic Committee is also considering introducing StarCraft II and Counter-Strike to the Summer Olympics in 2020. Calls for Super Smash Bros. Melee have summarily been dismissed.

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478 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    why is league of legends even a sport its just pure wierd

  2. getge5e says:

    this is a genuine website that is completely “credible”… Don’t hate

  3. Ben Cucaracha says:

    League of legends can’t be a sport because of sexual harassment towards women, we need to kill League of Legends it has caused over 10 million rape cases and 50 million rape causes to not be taken seriously! Please Olympic mans don’t put this rape culture sport on national TV!

    • dicks says:

      You’re a fucking idiot

    • ur mama says:

      hey dude u sux fux u

    • Anonymous says:

      That is completely irrelevant, I have been looking at some Facebook posts about crap, and they try to link it to something else that is not even remotely connected. Connecting a video game to rape is is incredibly irrelevant and stupid. This game has multiple skins, and Riot Games can make an Olympic skin to make it less sexual for TV, but cutting out an entire group from the Olympics is as stupid as shit.

    • Anonymous says:

      League of Legends could be a sport because as football or basketball require skills and time to learn all the “tricks of the game” so is League of Legends and a lot of people love League of Legends because it makes then to “escape” reality and have fun with their friends or even alone. Think about it mf.

  4. Mark says:

    If league of legends could be an Olympic sport, why would dota won’t be?

  5. silas says:


  6. Anonymous says:

    This can’t be serious… What Riot G wants is more money and power over the crowd. Open your eyes, gamers, this is no good for us, not even for you!
    I mean, what’s next?
    The game is good, funny and whatever. Yeah, it takes a lot of mental skills, and it’s hard to be better than the rest. But that’s all. I don’t want to see that shit on olympics

  7. League rocks 69 says:

    League is sick. I mean really its great. Like suck my cock if u disagree it is the best thing ever. Sure it requires no fitness but suck my cock

  8. Anonymous says:

    Physical strength my ass and to compare it to gymnastics is a joke

  9. Anonymous says:


  10. Purplewolfnik says:

    Halo should be the olympic sport too

  11. League of Legends champions distinguish themselves with a great deal of low-level area-of-affect techniques that generate killing minions straightforward and easy. League of Legends requires skills that can apply to many different Olympic sports.

  12. tekken 3 professional says:

    for all those e sports fan like me…ESPORT is not something which need to be included in olympics or common wealth…its something which will be organized more better way than these games…esports is future of all games

  13. filipe says:

    how i know is real?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Lets just keep it to eSports and what not seriously Games and Olympics don’t go together don’t mix the two keep it as it is.

  15. Ccc says:

    What is wrong with all of you ? The Olympic games are there to support physical activity and metal health…This dumb video game does not support the Olympic games because games like this one are the main reason why young people don’t prefer doing sports. Fourthermore the Olympic spirit is to stop war and violence all over the word but the main theme of lol is killing enemies so there is no way this kind of game would be suitable for the Olympic games.

    • I am another moron says:

      You’re an idiot. Go read some other articles and realise this site is a joke news site. The head of the Olympics – Assume he hates video games and is more out of touch than you, y’think he’d speak to a site like this? Give them a quote? No, me neither

  16. Anonymous says:

    This is why i don’t look both ways when i cross the road.

  17. I am another moron says:

    This site is like the Onion but gaming news. Are these other comments seriously not realising? Or are they just running with the joke?

  18. Anonymous says:

    This is the dumbest thing I could possibly imagine. The olympics is for people with worthwhile skills. OLYMPIC LOL shows how low and lazy the general population is and is a disgrace to the human race.