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League of Legends, or LOL for short,

was first announced on October 7, 2008. It was in closed beta from April 10, 2009 to October 22. 2009. It was then released on October 27, 2009. Riot Games self-publishes and operates the game and all of its customer service aspects in North America. Riot Games has signed deals regarding the distribution of League of Legends in Asia, Europe, and North America. By July 2013, the game has been released and was distributed in Australia, the United States,Canada, Europe, Philippines, and South Korea. No public announcements regarding other regions have been made.