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What If EA Bought League Of Legends?

One Angry Gamer "There's a video making the rounds on YouTube that was recently published by Randy Nova that does a “What If?” scenario where it breaks down the possibilities of what League of Legends would be like if Electronic Arts bought out Riot Games and took control of the popular free-to-play MOBA. The results are kind of scary because it's pretty much what you would expect from the infamous software publisher."

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DarkOcelet1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

“EA HAD an amazing MOBA. It was called Dawngate. It could have given League real competition. They shut it down because it didn’t make enough money in Beta. IN. BETA.”

WTF? Really? EA are stupid. I am pretty sure Need For Speed and Battlefront will be filled with dlc and microtransactions to the core.

fermcr1101d ago (Edited 1101d ago )

EA doesn't have the money to buy League Of Legends. LOL is too valuable.

League of Legends has made almost $1 billion in microtransactions
http://www.pcgamer.com/leag...

If EA wanted to buy LOL, they probably have to pay more then what Microsoft paid for Minecraft.

Chevalier1101d ago

Is this guy stupid? It's completely unrealistic to assume EA is even capable of buying this IP. Tencent is the 5th largest internet company in the world behind only Amazon, Google, JD and Ebay. Tencent just got revalued up in April and is worth over $200 BILLION.

They made something like $960 million in sales of LoL last year alone and they own 92.7% of Riot studios. EA can only dream of owning League.

Tencent $206 Billion >>>>>>>&g t;>>>> EA $6 billion

Tencent also owns a minority stake in Epic Games as well. If they wanted to they could buy EA with their pocket change.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/...
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Sitdown1101d ago

What if they bought the Lingerie League?

Roccetarius1101d ago

Even if EA did get their hands on LoL, they would be running it into the ground so fast it's not even funny. In that case, it wouldn't be worth much afterwards.

jairusmonillas1101d ago

EA probably wont considering all they want are sports and guns. MS however can snatch riot games just so they can compete with Steam's dota 2.

Chevalier1101d ago

They can't snatch it from Tencent ever. Sure MS has a market cap of $350 Billion, but, just consider this Tencent in 2013 just passed $100 Billion and just this April was valued at $206 billion!!! They gained over $100 billion market cap in under 2 years and are the 5th largest internet company in the world. They own 92% of Riot game studios and made $960 million in microtransactions last year. You think that this company is stupid enough to sell League to MS? Highly unlikely, you don't get to be worth $206 billion by being idiots.