Riot Games have announced that the League of Legends forums will be shutting down on March 9.
The company released the following message:
Starting March 9, 2020, we’ll be closing down the League of Legends Boards.
We know some of you use them regularly, so we didn’t arrive at this decision lightly. However, after looking at how many of you were using Boards, it became clear that the popularity of the platform had decreased significantly. Both players and Rioters have migrated to other community discussion platforms such as Reddit and Discord, leaving Boards underpopulated.
We replaced the original League forums with Boards several years ago. The goal was to create a place where players and Rioters could connect outside of the game and have discussions about their favourite topics in League. Many of you also formed friendships within the Boards, and found new carries and/or apologetic feeders for your teams. There were epic debates, hilarious shitposts and legendary community memes.
We want to give a huge shout-out to our volunteer moderators! Over time we saw a volunteer moderation program emerge for those who were passionate enough to support players in their local regions. They put a huge amount of work into hosting community events such as cosplay and fan-art contests. They were ever-present on Boards to talk with players and assist them. To the volunteers who have spent the past decade moderating and helping the community on Boards, we cannot thank you enough! <3