How Long Before a Summoner Name Becomes Available in League of Legends?

How Long Before a Summoner Name Becomes Available in League of Legends? Complete Guide

Gamertags are one of the most fun things about gaming in general. Oftentimes, people that you play with, know you by your Gamertag instead of your real name, and League of Legends is no exception.

League of Legends is one of the most played online games in the world. This means that a lot of quirky nicknames have already been picked up by people. However, This shouldn’t be discouraging to you because if you try hard enough, you’ll probably find a Summoner Name you like.

All that being said, did you know that it’s possible to steal someone’s Summoner Name in League of Legends? Today we’re here to teach you how can a Summoner Name be stolen, as well as how to defend your own Summoner Name from being stolen.

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Stealing a Summoner Name? What Does it Mean?

Technically speaking, this method cannot be called stealing because Riot Games themselves allow you to claim someone’s Summoner Name. From Riot’s perspective, if a player has been inactive for a long time, they have quit the game, so it’s only fair that they have this feature in the game. That being said, let me explain how it works;

If a player has been inactive for a long time, their Summoner Name will be labelled as unused. Another player can claim their Summoner Name by creating a new account or purchasing a “Summoner Name Change” from the store within the League client.

Each Summoner Name is given 6 months of inactivity protection upon the creation of the account. Every level you gain after level 6 will add another month of protection to your account. However, this is capped at level 30, which means the inactivity protection is also capped at 30 months.

In simple terms, at level 30, it would take 30 months of inactivity for Riot Games to mark your Summoner Name as unused. So make sure to log in every once in a while to ensure that your Summoner Name doesn’t get claimed by another player.

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How to Change Your Summoner Name in League of Legends?

How to Change Summoner Name in League of Legends? Complete Guide

Some people are not even aware that your Summoner Name in League is changeable. To change your Summoner Name, you need 1300 RP or 13900 Blue Essence. We would recommend using Blue Essence if you don’t have RP because 13900 Blue Essence is a very achievable number if you play consistently for at least half a month. To know how to change your Summoner Name, keep reading.

  • First of all, Load up your League Client.
  • At the top toolbar, there would be a button labelled as Store, click it.Available Summoner Name Change in League of Legends Guide
  • After loading up the store menu, click on “account”. It is marked red in the image below.Available Summoner Name Change League of Legends Complete Guide
  • There would be a “Summoner Name Change” option in front of you. Click it.
  • Choose your desired name.
  • Select your preferred payment method, 1300 RP or 13900 Blue Essence.
  • Congratulations, your name has been changed Successfully.

There is no limit to the number of name changes you’re allowed. As long as you have the money for it, you can do it as much as you like.


Whether this feature Riot has about labelling people’s Summoner Name as “unused” should exist in the game or not is up to debate. However, we cannot really blame Riot for it because if you have a high-level account, they give you more than 2 years before someone is allowed to claim your Summoner Name.

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