A hacker recently used Riot Games president Marc Merrill's Twitter account to leak information about League of Legends: Supremacy, an unreleased collectible card game.
League of Legends fans got an unexpected surprise yesterday after Riot Games president Marc Merrill's Twitter account was hacked. The hacker, identified simply as Jason, used his temporary access to out the existence of League of Legends: Supremacy, an in-development collectible card game based in the League of Legends universe.
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The hacker, whom apparently also managed to gain access to Riot's internal servers at some point, user Merrill's Twitter to spread images apparently taken from Supremacy which he claimed to be "fully completed, but never released." While some initially thought this could be a hoax, Merrill would eventually reclaim control of his Twitter and delete Jason's Tweets before confirming the existence of Supremacy. "Someone shared some old screens from one of the many prototypes we've experimented with," he said. He would later clarify that Riot is "always working on a variety of new ideas," many of which "may never see the light of day."
Whether or not Supremacy will ever be released is up in the air. But if Riot were to invest in finishing and releasing it, it could serve as an interesting competitor for Blizzard's Hearthstone, a free-to-play online card game that aims to expand on the company's Warcraft franchise.
Source: The Escapist