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AmEx and Riot Team Up for League of Legends Debit Cards

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Forget cash rewards. Get Riot points instead!

Riot is teaming up with American Express to find new and creative ways to make you spend money on League of Legends. 

According to the New York Times, American Express and Riot will be officially announcing the League of Legends prepaid debit cards along with some sort of formal sponsorship later this week on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. 

Debit card users will gain 1,000 Riot points after signing up for the card and will receive an additional 1,000 points for adding $20 to the card. Ten thousand points will be given for linking the cards to a direct deposit account, and more bonus points will be given out for the first ten purchases made. 

After that, the card will dole out rewards for every dollar spent and will otherwise function like a regular prepaid debit card.  

This whole affair sounds ideal for a serious League of Legends player who spends their loose change on the game.  

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    zeek the geek , August 13, 2013 10:10 AM
    Brilliant, now if I could only get those legendary skins...
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    michael908 , August 13, 2013 11:28 AM
    Buy one, add $25 and go buy $25 worth of riot points and you get an extra 2000 riot points. Hope we can get them in Canada.
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    Hashwagon , August 13, 2013 12:07 PM
    League of Casuals
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    John Billium , August 13, 2013 12:36 PM
    The most comical portion of this entire article is that they're teaming up with American Express. Have fun not using that card anywhere except for a major city. Online retailers don't even accept American Express.

    Never have been a big fan of any game where real money comes into play with game design. It's plain dumb from my gamer POV, although brilliant from a business perspective.
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    rfatcheric , August 13, 2013 1:29 PM
    John Billium knows nothing about the game or its pricing models, yet states how dumb it is...

    Its one of the only F2P games (FREE TO PLAY) where you CANT buy power. Its probably the most successful F2P game ever.
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    g-unit1111 , August 13, 2013 1:45 PM
    League Of Incredibly High Interest Rates
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    skit75 , August 13, 2013 1:49 PM
    It used to be a fun game. Lately, it is mostly afk'er, trolls and the usual other internet scum killing competitive gameplay. The problem is now there are too many casual players involved being distracted leaving their teammates to suffer one sided victories.
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    maxiim , August 13, 2013 2:12 PM
    league of lesbians article....who cares
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    John Billium , August 13, 2013 2:26 PM

    Buttercup you might want to check what I posted. The GAME DESIGN diminishes when you introduce these sort of "cash shops". You may enjoy throwing your money at the screen and good for you, but for me it's not my cup of tea.

    Btw, you can buy RP to boost your IP or XP. It's not direct, but it certainly influences the game and others playing. Your buying convenience, what someone accomplishes in a week of play, someone else can do it quicker with a little boost.

    It's the internet, grow some thicker skin before someone hurts your feelings about a video game.
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    skit75 , August 13, 2013 4:34 PM
    @ John Billium

    I am guessing you have not played it. This game is less about the"grind" and all about end game which does not take very long to accomplish. A Free 2 Play game does not do this well unless it fully embraces the Free 2 Play definition while shoving off the Pay 2 Win monstrosity commonly associated with these games. The reason it has the player base that does is because this is very evident from the beginning. It is a F2P game with a Pay to Decorate (purely aesthetic mechanism) built in.
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    naihan , August 13, 2013 9:19 PM
    And... there goes the internet.
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