Congratulations to this week’s winners – we hope you enjoy your 10,000 RP! And even though the submission period is over (contest ended on October 20th) for the #bestplays the final week’s winners have not yet been selected so there’s still time to promote your past plays!
After thousands of submissions and loads of suggestions (some good, some questionable…but hey, it’s all part of the fun–even “Mascot McMascotface”!). We decided that Scorch was the perfect name for our mascot.
Here’s Scorch’s backstory: Scorch was born from the excess energy of all the gamers from around the world coming together to play games. The more games people play, the more powerful Scorch becomes. Scorch is a digital creature who travels from game to game to team up with the best gamers in the world, make friends to go on adventures with, and find the ultimate loot.
These other suggestions were not far behind in our consideration set:
All of our winners have been contacted. If we haven’t heard from you, please email us back so we can get your prize to you.
Again, we were so impressed with all of the submissions. Thank you for participating and let’s give a shout-out of congrats to our winners and a welcome to Scorch (who will be making appearances from time to time)!
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Earlier this year we launched a rebrand for Plays. This included a new logo, mascot, color palette, icons, styles, messaging, and a lot more. Click here to read more about the rebrand.
Today we’re announcing a contest to name the Plays mascot.
We’ve got tons of prizes for people who submit mascot name suggestions.
Handmade bespoke mascot pillow (grand prize)
Plays mascot stickers
1 Plays hoodie
1 Plays hat
1 Plays water bottle
We’ll award the grand prize to the person who submits the winning name. 4 runner-ups will be selected at random to win the other prizes. If more than one person submits the winning name, we will randomly pick the winner.
To enter, just fill out the form below. It’s as easy as that! Please submit your ideas by August 1.
You may have noticed that Plays has a new look and a new face. We’ve come a long way in our rebranding journey and we wanted to share our design approach to our new brand.
Our goals were to design a logo and brand that felt fun, exciting, recognizable, relatable, and at a glance, would feel like a product for gamers. Most importantly, we wanted a brand that connects with the gaming community we represent.
It started out with a variety of logo mark and typeface explorations that helped us understand what we did not want. Most of our initial exploration just felt too corporate, or too generic.
After some more rounds of sketches, we zeroed in on a mark that we felt had character. It reminded us of a hero you might find in a game, with personality and action. It was bold and different. We were able to create a logo type as well that followed similar principles.
We also wanted to refresh our existing color palette with brighter tones and cooler grays while staying true to our gaming fandom.
To celebrate our rebrand, we are launching a contest to name our new mascot. Click here to enter the contest. You’ll have a chance to win awesome swag including
We’re excited to announce that we’ve added League of Legends Match Stats to the Plays Beta client! Now you can see game stats and a summary while watching your replay of the match. Here are the highlights:
Build and build path: Look at your build with a quick glance at the client. With a deeper dive, you can see when major items were completed along with minor item switches.
Skill order: See when you’ve leveled a skill and what you maxed first. This is great for experimenting with champions to see if maxing Q is better than maxing E, as well as how it differs based on match up.
Post game stats: Look at post game stats to see where you can get better. Plays makes it easier to view your key stats while watching your video replay. Damage dealt, healing, vision score, creep score – it’s all there to review.
Gold spread: One of the biggest indicators to determine who is leading is the gold spread. It’s important enough to be featured in almost every pro match as well as every post game breakdown. Now you have it at your fingertips as well.
Note: League Match Stats works in Summoner’s Rift, Ranked, Blind Pick, and Draft modes. It will not work for ARAM and 3v3 games.