How to Change Your Name in League of Legends

How to Change Your Name in League of Legends

One of the important parts of gaming is naming your player or character. Most of us who have been playing League of Legends for several years are tired of our summoner names. Maybe the names sound boring and you are looking for how to change it to something sharper and nicer.

Your in-game name (IGN) is a vital component of your identity as the game player behind the screen. If you used a boring name when starting, you may be interested to know how to change your name in LoL.

Remember that when creating your LoL account, you were required to enter two names. The first name is your account name, which you use to log into the LoL client while the other one is your Summoner name, which is displayed when you’re in-game or on other player’s friends’ lists.

In this article, I’ll take you through the process of changing your awful username to a great name from your League of Legends client.

Why Do You Want To Change Your Name in League of Legends?

Have you ever considered why you would want to change your name in League of Legends in the first place? There are certain ground rules in place for changing summoner names in League of Legends.

Apparently, some players do not have any reason for changing their League of Legends but we know it’s clash-time and you may want to have matching names with the rest of your team. There may be instances when your username should be changed if it contains strong vulgarity, insults, hate speech, slurs, or profanity. If your username suggests demeaning words or hate speech, you should start looking out for a new name.

You can actually get reported for names and lose your LoL account as well. Therefore, you should take your time in choosing a good username. If you don’t want to have your account banned or disabled by Riot Games, be smart in picking a username.

Below are some of the reasons why you may want to change your name in LoL:

1. Inappropriate Name: Obviously, having an inappropriate name can cause you to lose your account. Riot Games has strict humanitarian policies, which they’ve implemented to protect the morality of its game against player misconduct. Violating this policy might get your account reported or worse, permanently banned.

2. Outgrown Name: Maybe you didn’t place much emphasis on your username when you newly created your account and now, you’ve found some creative names for your characters, which you would like to apply to your username. For instance, if your username is BerryCherrySweet101, you may opt for something simpler and less complicated.

3. Adding More Details: Some players would like to make their name more unique by including additional details like a team tag before their in-game name. Doing this doesn’t only give you a unique profile but also helps you establish a sense of identity.

How To Change Your Name In League of Legends

Changing your name in League of Legends is no big deal; it’s as easy as ABC. Well, there are two sure ways of changing your summoner name in LoL. They include:

  1. 1300 RP: Riot points serve as the currency in League of Legends. You can be acquired by exchanging real money. If you’re using this method, it’s going to cost you.
  2. 13900 BE: Unlike Riot points, Blue Essence lets you change your name for free. You can earn blue essence by playing the game.

How To Change Your Name in League of Legends Using Riot Points

If you’re willing to spend on getting Riot Points to change your summoner name in LoL, follow the steps below:

  • Log into your League of Legends client.
  • Click the store button located at the top right area of the screen.
  • Click on the account button that is below the RP and blue essence buttons.
  • Now you’ll have to choose between changing your region or changing your name. We’ll be going for the latter option to change our summoner names in LoL.
  • Click on ‘Summoner Name Change‘.
  • After clicking it, a window will open to check whether the username you entered has already been taken. If it’s not, you can use it.

How To Change Your Username in League of Legends Using Blue Essence

Follow the steps below to change your summoner name using Blue Essence:

  1. Firstly, log into your League of Legends client.
  2. Click on the store button at the top right area, close to the Riot Points (RP) and Blue Essence symbols.
  3. Now, click on your account button, just below the RP and blue essence symbols. When you do that, you will find the option of either changing your summoner name or moving your account to a new region.
  4. Select the “Summoner Name” option and a new window will open. In this new tab, you will see whether your preferred summoner name is available or has been taken.

It is important to let you know that changing your summoner name using this method isn’t free but will cost you a total of 13,900 Blue Essence. That’s a whole lot, right? Of course, you know what your summoner name serves as your Riot ID, and that means all your Riot Games will take the same name regardless of the game you play, be it Wild Rift, VALORANT, or Legends of Runeterra.

If you want to change your name in League of Legends, you can use the blue essence method. However, this is going to cost you a whole lot of blue-colored essence points. You can still use this method though but that implies you must have spent a lot of hours and worked hard to get to this point. Thankfully, the Riot Client interface has a better look than before, so you should be able to get through this process easily.

How To Change Your Username For Free in League of Legends

Let’s say you don’t have enough blue essence points and you aren’t willing to get riot points; you can still change your username for free in League of Legends. This process worked for me and any player can use it without using any blue essence.

Follow these steps to change your League of Legends username for free:

  1. Visit the Riot Games support site.
  2. At Request type, select the “General Question” option.
  3. Write “Summoner Name Change” as the subject.
  4. Write a good description of your problem – which is about changing your old username and the new one you would like to apply to your account. If possible, give reasons why you want the username changed.
  5. When you are done, send the ticket to Riot Games.

If they see good reasons why you want to change your username, they can grant your request.

Step-by-Step Process To Changing Your Summoner Name in League of Legends

  • Step 1: Open your League of Legends client and visit the Store.
  • Step 2: Find the account button (the gear button) close to the summoner icon.
  • Step 3: Click on the Summoner Name Change option and choose the currency you want to pay with.
  • Step 4: Enter the name you intend to use.
  • Step 5: Confirm it.

If you have followed all the steps above, you should be able to change your name in League of Legends. You can change your names as many times as you want – only if you have a sufficient amount of RP and BE for the change of name.

What Is The Difference Between a Summoner Name and a Username?

Your Summoner name is the name your friends in League of Legends will see during a game. On the other hand, the username is the name you enter to gain access to your Riot client or log into the official League of Legends website.

Your username is your Riot ID, and it has to be unique, which means that no two players can use the same username. In League of Legends, players see your summoner name and not your username.

Although players can change their summoner name, you can make it more unique by adding some symbols to your username. However, usernames cannot be changed. So, if you are using a username like xXx-emo-dark-xXX, you will be stuck with it.

How Much Does It Cost To Change Your Username In League of Legends?

It will cost you 1300 RP to change your username in League of Legends. 1300 Riot Points is equal to €10. I have seen a lot of players complaining in the League of Legends community about why it is expensive to change their usernames.

The reason is that most of the data Riot collects will be saved under your original summoner name. Some players have been using their accounts for more than eleven years, and that’s quite a lot of data to store.

Whenever you change your summoner name, Riot will duplicate all the data in that account. Not to forget, there are quite thousands of players playing League of Legends, and that’s a lot of data to store.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use my summoner name on another account?

No, you cannot use the same summoner name on another account. Even if you are the owner of both accounts, the names should be unique and different from each other. However, you can still retain your IGN by making some variations in the name by adding numbers or letters to it.

What happens after I have used an inappropriate name for your account?

If you have used an appropriate name for your account, your account may be banned – but this rarely happens. Riot Games has zero tolerance for any form of explicit content including, hate speech, insults, profanity, and other forms of vulgar content.

Can I use my real name for my LoL account?

You can decide to keep your real name for your account if you want, however, that is not a requirement for your IGN. Some gamers are happy retaining your real name as their IGN. Still, it would be best to keep sensitive data and personal information such as your name private.

What symbols can I use in my League of Legends name?

The following symbols can be used for naming your LoL account:

  1. Numbers: You can use any number from 0-9 for the account name.
  2. Alphabet letters: All letters in the English alphabet can be used when naming your account.
  3. Accents: Accents are letters with dots, lines, or dashes on a letter such as à, ç, é, ô, ń.
  4. Underscores and spaces: You can add spaces or underscores to separate some parts of your in-game name.

Conclusion

When choosing a name in League of Legends, use a name that describes you or one that best suits you. If your username isn’t offensive, then you may not need to change it.

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