How the League of Legends guys chose their names

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Ah, nobody forgets that first time when they finally settled on a handle that would stay with them for the rest of their gaming lives. For some, it was a joy to find a nickname which didn’t require numbers, the equivalent of a Brazilian Jiu Jutsu guy with the last name of Gracie finding a first name that was up for grabs. This is how the pro players at League of Legends chose theirs.

There’s some interesting takes told here, as well as quite a few silly ones. But it’s interesting nonetheless to see hear these guys got their names. How about you? Any special stories behind your gaming handles? I think the reason why I’m called Darranged speaks for itself…

Last Updated: July 4, 2013

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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