With our recent transition from Summoner Names to Riot IDs, the question must be asked:
What is a Riot ID?
The Riot ID is your universal ID used across all Riot games. Each Riot ID is tied to a single email, and changing it will change how you appear in-game everywhere. If you have multiple accounts and decide you want to change your Riot ID, make sure you're on the correct account first.
Your Riot ID is NOT your login name, which you use to log into your account.
There are a few special rules governing what you can and cannot include in your Riot ID, which is divided into two parts. If your Riot ID is "EarlGreyTeemo#sip," for example, then your Game Name is "EarlGreyTeemo," and your tagline is "#sip".
Game Names must be 3–16 alphanumeric characters long and cannot be offensive or inappropriate.
Your Game Name does not have to be unique. So long as your Riot ID as a whole isn't taken, you can have any Game Name you like.
Taglines must be 3–5 alphanumeric characters long. They'll start with a region code by default, but once you've changed them, you cannot go back to using any region code. That means the following taglines will not be available when changing your Riot ID: BR, LAS, LAN, OCE, NA, EUW, EUNE, TR, RU, KR, JP, PBE, BR1, LA1, LA2, OC1, and NA1.
If you try to use these codes, you may receive a "this Riot ID is already in use" error message. In that case, change your tagline and try again.
Your tagline also cannot be offensive or inappropriate.
How do I change my Riot ID?
The process for changing your Riot ID is the same regardless of what games you play:
- Go to your Riot Account page
- Change your Riot ID and tag however you like
- Click Save Changes
If you play League or TFT PC, you'll also be able to change your Riot ID in-client:
- Enter the Shop
- Click the Account button
- Select the Riot ID Change offer
- Follow the popup to account.riotgames.com
- Enter your new Riot ID
You can change your Riot ID for free on a 90-day cooldown. For more details, take a look at Changing Your Riot ID.