ZAM Game of the Year Awards (Part One)

The staff at ZAM has spent many hours debating which games we’ve played over the past year were most deserving of an award. In several cases the votes were neck-and-neck while others had an overwhelming victory. We had so much love to spread around that we expanded our voting categories from six to twelve this year.

Congratulations to the first six winners and runners up of 2013!

Introducing LolKing Now!

The LolKing team is excited to announce the open beta of LolKing Now! Our newest feature allows you to live search your active game and everybody in it, giving you detailed stats on your opponents as well as teammates. In particular, LolKing Now shows you:

League of Legends: Vision Changes and Trinkets

Having just concluded League of Legends' thrilling Season 3, it's already time to start looking forward toward Season 4. As a part of that effort, Game Designer Alexander "Xelnath" Brazie from Riot Games recently stopped by reddit to discuss what's coming next.

League of Legends Upcoming Team Builder Feature

It would seem as though Riot has been on a crusade as of late to help emphasize player teamwork and cooperation in League of Legends. As mentioned in the company's "Teamwork OP" video released last month, teamwork wins matches and, most importantly, helps players continue to have fun and enjoy the game. Today the next step in the "crusade for more teamwork" was revealed. Riot's Lead Social Systems Designer, Jeffery Lin aka "Lyte", announced on the forums that a new "Team Builder" feature would be making its way to the game's Public Test Environment in the near future.

League of Legends Welcomes Jinx

3.7 million views. One day.

That's the count on Riot Games' latest pair of videos. The official channel for League of Legends just released a music video and Champion Spotlight for Jinx, the game's newest champion. The music video is incredibly well-made and features a beautiful blend 2D and 3D animation. It gives players a glimpse into her lore and does a good job conveying her in-game abilities.

Snag Some GUNNARS in the LolKing Promotion

LolKing has teamed up with GUNNAR to bring its gaming eyewear to the community. Several popular guide writers are already enjoying new pairs of GUNNAR glasses and are providing their feedback, which you can check out on the LolKing GUNNAR review page.

League of Legends Videos Released by Riot

With two videos in two days from Riot Games, we decide to pair these videos for a single post. The first video is a Champion Spotlight covering Garen, the Might of Demacia. It's technically the second spotlight for Garen, but the new video is presented much better – and already has the same number of views at ~2 million.

League of Legends World Championship: Oct. 4th

Spoilers below regarding the final two teams of the World Championship.

Even split five ways, one million dollars is life-changing.

That's the grand prize of Friday's main event, the grand finals of the 2013 League of Legends World Championship. Fighting for pride and a hefty prize, the best-of-five series is guaranteed to be a good show. Whether you're one of the 11,000 at the Staples Center, or among the massive online crowd, the actions begins at 8PM PDT / 11PM EDT on October 4th. The two finalists are...

League World Championships Viewing Parties!

First we had BarCrafts (StarCraft), then we had Pubstomps (DotA) and now we have Viewing Parties… which I guess is a more family friendly name? They need to work on the naming of that, but who cares. Why sit at home watching when you can meet local gamers and watch together? Careful though, it might not be a good idea inviting the world to your house.

League World Championships: Who Will Rise?

With the League World Championships set to kick-off tomorrow night (09/15), the first game between GamingGear. EU and NA favourites Team SoloMid, Riot has released their World Championships trailer: Who will rise?