posted this on August 08, 2011 12:03
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 now available for 1300 Riot Points.
Where can I purchase a name change?
You can purchase a name change in the game client by clicking on the "Other" tab on the left hand side of League of Legends Store, as marked in the below screenshot. Your new name will take effect once you log back into PVP.net and the forums. Please note that any names deemed offensive will be altered by Player Support without refund.
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:
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!
Why did my Summoner Name change to Temp Name?
If your Summoner Name is ever changed to "tempname" or any variation on it, such as tempname123, your Summoner Name has been deemed inappropriate, and your Summoner Name has been temporarily changed for the time being. We would be happy to provide you with a free name change if this is the case. Please submit a ticket in to us for further assistance with your name change.
There is a Summoner who hasn't played in months - can I use their name?
We have already made inactive Summoner names available multiple times. While this is not confirmed, it is very likely that this will become a regular occurrence so keep an eye on our announcements for future inactive Summoner Names sweeps.
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 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:
- 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: