Summoner Name FAQ

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What is the difference between username and Summoner name?

Your Username is what is used to log into your account, both on the website and in the client. No one is able to view this name except for you, and therefore it is important to keep this private. Please note that this name cannot be changed

Your Summoner Name is what your friends will see in-game. This is the name that you will be known by on screen and on your friends' buddy lists. Unlike usernames, your summoner name can be changed whenever you like. This change will not affect your username or the way you log in.

How much does a name change cost?

Name changes are available for 1300 RP or 13,900 IP.

Where can I purchase a name change?

You can purchase a name change in the game client by clicking on the Account button (the profile with a gear behind it) at the top right of the store. Your new name will take effect once you log back into and the forums. Please note that any names deemed offensive will be altered by Player Support without refund.

What are the basic rules for Summoner names?

  • All Summoner names must be appropriate and abide by the Terms of Use. There is a filter that will eliminate most inappropriate names or names that include profanity, but ultimately it is up to you to choose an acceptable name.
  • Names must be at least 3 characters long and no more than 16 characters long.
  • No player name can include the word "Riot" in it.
  • Your name should not contain personally identifying information. This means things like your real name or address. If a name is found to contain this info, it may be subject to change by Riot.
  • Attempting to impersonate or pretend to be an eSports professional is not acceptable, even if the system allows the name to be selected. If found these names may be changed.

Can I have a special character in my Summoner name?

Special characters 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.

Below are the special characters allowed for each region:







Brazil –

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Russia –


Turkey –

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Can I change the spacing or capitalization of my Summoner name for free?

Yes! As a one time exception, you can change the spacing and capitalization of your Summoner name without having to purchase a Summoner name change. For example, you can change your name from "nancymon" to "nancy mon" or "Nancymon" at no cost.

In order to do this, send us a ticket with the following subject line:

SUBJECT: Summoner Name Change

What will happen to my friends list?

You will remain on all of your friends' lists under your new Summoner Name. Be sure to let your friends know you've changed your name!

What happens to my name if I don't log in for a long time??

The rest of your account is perfectly safe if you don't log in for a long time (although your League standing will decay), but extended periods of inactivity can flag your Summoner name. If your Summoner name is flagged for inactivity, another player can claim it if they purchase a Summoner name change. You can learn more about Summoner name inactivity here.

I have multiple accounts - can I swap their Summoner names?

We can swap Summoner Names between accounts manually, but only if you have the required 1300 RP or 13,900 IP in your main account to pay for the transfer. Please note that you can only swap Summoner Names that are on the same server.

If you would like to swap your Summoner name from one of your accounts to another, please submit a ticket with the subject "Summoner Name Swap" and send us the following information for both of your accounts:

SUBJECT: Summoner Name Swap


  • Your account name (What you log in to the game with)
  • Your Summoner name (What other players see in game)
  • Which server you play on (NA, EU West, or EU Nordic & East)
  • Email used to register the account:


  • Your account name (What you log in to the game with)
  • Your Summoner name (What other players see in game)
  • Which server you play on (NA, EU West, or EU Nordic & East)
  • Email used to register the account:


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