Summoner Name FAQ

You probably know an inappropriate Summoner name when you see it (or think of it). If you've got one, we'll flag it to be renamed. If you see one, report it after your game. If you're not sure whether a name crosses the line, Submit a Ticket below, and we'll check it out. Here's a rough list of what we consider inappropriate:

  • Summoner names that suggest hate speech, slurs or profanity, either implicitly or explicitly.
  • Most names that invoke or refer to something in historical, ethical, or political contexts.
  • Names containing insults, grotesque imagery, and strong vulgarity.

Just because you're not offended by a name, doesn't mean it's not offensive. References, puns, and wordplay are great, but if they're attempts at sneaking some offensive language, we'll flag it. If we change your name and you don't think it was offensive, let us know, and we'll talk.

If we do require you to change your Summoner Name, make sure to choose wisely! Repeated reports will result in a penalty to either your account or your honor, so make sure to pick an appropriate Summoner name.

What is the difference between my Riot Account and my Summoner name?

Your Riot Account name is what  you use to log into your account, both on the website and in-client. No one is able to view this name except for you, and therefore it is important to keep this private. Your Riot Account name must be globally unique, meaning you're the only one in the world with that name. If you want to learn more about Riot Accounts, check out this article.

Your Summoner Name is what your friends will see in-game. This is the name that you will be known by on screen and in your friends' friends lists. Unlike your Riot Account username, 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 Summoner Name change cost?

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

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 (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.

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 BE in your main account (in this case, we mean the one at the highest level) 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 below  with the subject "Summoner Name Swap" and send us the following information for both of your accounts:

SUBJECT: Summoner Name Swap


  • Your Riot 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 Riot 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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