After the Discord chat went south, then the Chronoshift devs were contacted by a law firm focusing on Riot's behalf (page 1, page two ).

The note LoL smurf accounts from Chronoshift's founders had voiced their disappointment in the job being shut down. "To our best knowledge, and the assessment of the lawyers specialized in IT copyright we talked the project over with, we have not done anything illegal. We never distributed any copyrighted material - all old sport files can still be directly downloaded from Riot's CDN. Chronoshift has not interacted with all the live game, or live match reports, at all, form or shape."

It's obviously not unusual for fan projects to be shut down by big businesses aiming to protect their IP. Back in 2016 and 2017, Blizzard similarly closed down World Of Warcraft legacy servers, with Blizzard later saying that there was"no apparent legal route to protect Blizzard's IP and grant an operating license to a pirate server"

Riot last commented on the notion of creating a"Classic Mode" for League Of Legends four decades ago, concluding that it would be hard and"there is a good chance it's not worth the development effort it would require."

Riot attempted to take down a League of Legends enthusiast project in the worst manner possible

That's after buy LoL accounts Riot reportedly sent one of its security staff, called Zed, following Chronoshift's developer, in an exchange that was leaked online and moved viral on social media.