Game developers at Riot are always thinking about how they can challenge convention to improve the overall player experience. After looking at League of Legends and asking themselves what the future of competitive play might look like, the answer presented itself in three words: Ultra Rapid Fire. In case you missed it, we announced this future evolution of the game on April 1, 2014 and will be piloting the mode for the next week.
Alas, the power of the manatee proved too great to harness and after careful deliberation, we announced on the very same day that U.R.F. was no longer the future of League. It was simply too beautiful to live.