League of Legends boss' Twitter account hacked, card game revealed

Marc Merrill confirms someone gained entry to his Twitter account; hacker claims Riot Games "buried" League of Legends card game.

Image Credit: Kotaku

Over the weekend, League of Legends developer Riot Games' president and cofounder Marc Merrill had his Twitter account hacked, he said through the social network last night.

As detailed in a series of since-deleted tweets (via Kotaku), the hacker claimed Riot Games completed development on a card game called League of Legends Supremacy, but "buried" it for reasons unknown.

"Riot doesn't want you to play this game," the hacker said.

League of Legends Supremacy was reportedly a standalone game, though no further details are available. Riot Games trademarked the name "League of Legends Supremacy" in May 2012.

The hacker threatened to release a 200mb file containing all League of Legends Supremacy images, but later said, "I have decided to give Marc his Twitter back."

"Yup, someone got onto my Twitter account. Yup, someone shared some old screens from one of the many prototypes we've experimented with," Merrill said, after he regained control of his Twitter account.

"We're always working on a variety of new ideas for League & beyond," he added. "Lots of experimentation that may never see the light of day :)"

Blizzard Entertainment recently announced its own card game, HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft. The game is currently in beta.

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Veenox
Veenox

Why am I seeing half-naked ladies at the end of that article?

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

The cosplay video at the bottom has some awesome costumes!

The ladies costumes are especially nice!

omar_q
omar_q

That's sad, I'd be interested in it.  

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Card games, the next genre to be over saturated when Hearthstone becomes a massive success.

l8rg8rk
l8rg8rk

Hey I tried to tell you on Twitter on 11/21/11 that I knew who and that hackers were on your site...but no you wouldn't listen.

Hurvl
Hurvl

"'Riot doesn't want you to play this game,' the hacker said" Oh, okay, then I won't play it. I promise.

DKRises
DKRises

I don't understand how the hacker even "threatened" to release pictures of the old game... Pretty sure he realized how much shit he'd be in if he attempted blackmail on a CEO.

daabulls23
daabulls23

""Riot doesn't want you to play this game," the hacker said."

Maybe because it was just a prototype and maybe terrible?

canelacandy
canelacandy

@daabulls23 I don't really expect Riot to make a great game, it was kind of easy with League Of Legends because they just had to copy a big part from Dota, but as you can see with the Dominion map, they aren't that good.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@canelacandy @daabulls23 It wasn't easy. They hit it right on the mark on the game became huge because of it.

If it was easy to make a great game then all of the other MOBA games that have shown up in the past few years to hop on the bandwagon would have picked up much more. Also the original DOTA would have seen more popularity. Just like Call of Duty despite people not liking it, it did some things right. With CoD4 they changed the face of the industry and others have been trying to copy and do what they do and only failed because it isn't as easy as they make it look.