Yannick LeJacq

The new and (hopefully improved) Poppy is finally live in League of Legends. Now let the click-racing of champion select commence!

Riot’s making a big change to the League of Legends Championship Series format. Starting next summer, North American games will be best-of-3. European games will be best-of-2. The stated purpose of the two different formats is that they want to try both out and see which is better. Read the whole explanation here.

Here’s an interesting League of Legends statistic: Riot’s lead social systems designer Jeffrey “Lyte” Lin told Polygon in a story posted today that games that had a “role conflict or a position conflict in champion select” were 15% more toxic “no matter what happened in the game itself.” Glad they’re addressing that!

Heads up: that cool-sounding Sims 4 expansion that was supposed to come out last month finally released today. “Get Together” adds a new European-style setting to the game as well as nifty new features like a “clubs” system for you and your Sims’ friends. It costs $39.99.

Nova’s free week in Heroes of the Storm has come to an end! That means we can finally say goodbye to embarrassing deaths like this one. Ok: not really.

Out with the old, in with the new. Riot’s released a champion spotlight for Poppy 2.0, the long-awaited rework of one of League of Legends’ oldest and most outdated playable characters. She looks really neat! This probably means she’s coming into the main game in the next week or two, too.

Overwatch is going to release new characters and maps as free updates, rather than paid DLC, game director Jeff Kaplan said in a developer update today. Previously nobody knew for certain how Blizzard would monetize this aspect of their game. Phew! via Polygon.