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How to check for names in League of Legends?

League of Legends is not only one of the most popular RPG games but also one of the most popular online games as it enjoys north of a 100 million active players.

Now, one of the most important aspects of your online gaming persona is the name you play by as that’s how people recall you; and if you happen to become a popular name in the LOL arena, that name is going to be stuck with you for a long-long time.

So, if you’re vying to turn pro, or just make your name known in the League of Legends community, you can change your summoner name easily. But before you do that, you need to make sure that the name you wish to change to is available and not taken by someone else.

In this article, we’ve listed two methods using which you can check for names in League of Legends — one via the LOL client and other using third-party services.

Before we get into the guide to help you check for available summoner names in League of Legends, you should know that you’ll need either 1300RP or 13,900 Blue Essence to request a change of name.

Related read: How to change your summoner name in LOL?

Check for available names in LOL through game client

Login to your League of Legends client and follow the steps below to check for available summoner names.

Step 1: Click on the Store button. Once there, click on the Account button, depicted by a profile and gear icon (located to the right of the gift box icon, beside the Purchase RP button).

How to change your LOL summoner name? in 3 easy steps

Step 2: On the next page, click on the Summoner Name Change button.

How to change your LOL summoner name? in 3 easy steps

Step 3: Now, type the new name you want to change your LOL summoner name to in the Desired Name box and then click on the Check Name button beside the box. If the name isn’t available, it will say so; if it is, you can change your summoner name by paying 1300RP or 13900BE through the respective buttons.

How to change your LOL summoner name? in 3 easy steps

As mentioned above, any names that Riot considers to be offensive are altered by their Support team. If such an alteration is made, no RP or BE will be refunded to the affected summoner.

Also read: How to change your email address in League of Legends?


Check for available names in LOL through 3rd-party sites

If you aren’t satisfied with the basic name checker officially provided by Riot for League of Legends. you can also use third-party sites like lolnames.gg to check for available summoner names.

You can also use their LOL name generator to get one if you can’t make up your mind.

Also read: How to get Prestige Points in LOL?


Small spacing and capitalisation changes are free though!

Summoners also have the option to change spacing and capitalisation of their summoner name for free just once.

How to change your LOL summoner name? in 3 easy steps

 Submit a ticket to Riot here with the subject line: Summoner Name Change.

Can I swap summoner names with another one of my LOL accounts?

If you’ve more than one League of Legends account, you can swap summoner names between them for the same cost of 1300RP or 13900BE as it costs to change your LOL summoner name. To initiate the swap, submit a ticket to Riot with the subject line: Summoner Name Swap; alongwith the following information about each one of the accounts.

  • Account name
  • Summoner name
  • Server name (NA/EUW/EUNE or others)
  • Email used to register the account.

Also read: How to unlock the camera in League of Legends?

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