How To Use Special Characters in League of Legends

Names are an important part of every gaming account. Even more so in fantasy games, where they can make you stand out amongst even magical beings.
How To Use Special Characters in League of Legends

When making an account for a game, the most important thing is choosing the correct name. In fantasy games, gamers tend to take inspiration from various world mythos and need special characters to spell them correctly. Or perhaps the name is taken, and you really want to use it. 

Here is how to use special characters League of Legends usernames need when making a famous one.

How to Use Special Characters to Create LoL Names?

When creating your profile in League of Legends, and looking at a proposed Summoner name you’ve found online, you can’t seem to use the special characters the others are using.

The reasons for this are simple to solve, and making gamer tags using these characters is even simpler afterward, you just have to know which ones you can and can’t use.

Are Special Characters Allowed in League of Legends Usernames?

If you’re asking whether Riot Games will take offense to the fact that you’re using a non-standardized alphabet when making your username, don’t fret. Like in so many different games, you can use special characters in League of Legends usernames, as well.

However, when you create cool special characters, keep in mind that they are allowed in some Summoner Names depending on the selected language. 

If a special character is not utilized in the selected language, it will not be available to be used even if it is on a region that allows it. You can always change regions and languages though.

League of Legends - Summoner Name

Which Special Characters Are Allowed in LoL Usernames?

As we’ve said before, you may have issues when creating your League of Legends Summoner names, due to special characters, and then see someone on Twitch using the same ones.

This is due to the fact that not every server supports the same languages, nor do you have the same language chosen as your Game Client language.

The rule of thumb is that the special characters similar to English letters are available on all servers though:

  • Lower case: àáâãäåæçèéêëìíîïðñòóôõöøùúûüýþÿąćęıłńœśšźżžƒ
  • Symbols: ª º ß ˆ ˇ ˉ fi fl µ μ

If you play in a particular region though, and your chosen language is not English, then you may have even more options available to you.

After that, all you have to do is use the keyboard from your chosen language, and the lowercase special characters, uppercase characters, symbols or other such special characters to make your Riot ID.

League of Legends - Account Name

Which Names Are Considered Inappropriate in LoL?

If you have to ask this question, then you already know the answer to it. It’s whatever name you were about to pick.

Riot Games frown on all names deemed offensive or those that take away from the enjoyment of the game. Some usual guidelines are:

  • Summoner names that suggest hate speech, slurs, or profanity, either implicitly or explicitly.
  • Most names that invoke or refer to something in historical, ethical, or political contexts.
  • Names containing insults, grotesque imagery, and strong vulgarity.
  • Names containing the word Riot in them

If you fulfill any of these categories, then you’ll have to choose a different name. These are all monitored closely, so you won’t be able to fool anyone by changing the name to a different spelling using special characters.

So, choose wisely! Repeated reports will result in a penalty to either your account or your honor, so make sure to pick an appropriate Summoner name.

Difference Between the Username and Summoner Names

Your Riot Account Username is the name you use to log into your account, both on the website and in-client. No one is able to view this name except for you, and therefore it is important to keep this private.

Your Username must be globally unique, meaning you're the only one in the world with that name, unlike the Summoner name, which must be unique to your region only.

Your Summoner Name is what everyone else will see in-game. This is the name that will be on screen, showing who you are, and in your friends' friends lists.

Unlike your Username, your Summoner Name can be changed whenever you like. This change will not affect your Username or the way you log in.