Old League of Legends accounts are being binned

Old League of Legends accounts are being binned ...

Accounts in League of Legends can be 13 years old. That 13 years of human time, converted to video game years, means that, well, those accounts are ancient. The MOBA is more popular than ever before, though, with an alleged user base of over 180 million people and its showing no signs of stopping any time soon.

A few humorous usernames here and a smurfy smurf account there are quite common in League of Legends. However, if you want to keep XxFEED4EvAxX for the time being, it might be worth checking.

Riot has stated that any account that has been inactive for more than three years will be deleted, but in this case, the user hasn't even signed into the account.

Riot defines an inactive account as this:

  • A Riot Games account is considered inactive when there has not been any login activity across any of our games, applications, or web properties for over three years.
  • Account did not purchase any game currency in its lifetime
  • Account did not receive any game currency in its lifetime
  • Account has played fewer than 20 hours
  • Account does not own any rare limited edition game entitlements

If you meet all of these criteria, Riot will send you an email letting you know that your account has been marked for deletion. If this is the case, and you want to keep your old, seemingly-untouched username, go to Player Support, log in, and opt out of account deletion.

Check out the League of Legends 12.16 patch notes to see how to get the Rift back on track. All of our accounts are secure because we've purchased RP before, right? Find out how much money you've spent in League of Legends so far.