'League of Legends' players in the UK are facing a price rise due to Britain's exit from the European Union (EU).

League of Legends is set for a price rise

League of Legends is set for a price rise

The online multiplayer game is set to see a price change on July 25, when there will be a 20 percent increase on Riot Points used to purchase a range of features, such as characters, skins and boosts.

In a post on the game's forums, Riot publishing executive 'Benshirro' wrote: "Last June, the UK voted to leave the European Union, triggering a drop in the value of the pound relative to other global currencies, particularly the US dollar.

"This change meant that while UK players were spending the same number of pounds on RP as before, players elsewhere in the world were paying a lot more in comparison.

"Like a lot of companies who sell digital content, we monitored the situation closely over several months to see whether the pound would recover, but it's been over a year now and we feel we've reached the point where a price change is necessary to restore parity."

Meanwhile, Riot's UK head of publishing Mark Cox said the change was needed in order to ensure there was "player parity".

Mark explained on the forum: "We want players globally to receive the same amount of RP for their chosen currency.

"Brexit has hit the pound and this has unbalanced us versus North America, so we feel it's only fair to bring this into balance for all players. I hope you can understand, and I do appreciate your comments."

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