UPDATE: League of Legends: Supremacy was a no-show at Gamescom. We will have to wait longer to see what Riot has planned.
ORIGINAL STORY: At Gamescom 2011, Riot Games unveiled League of Legends: Dominion for the first time to the general public where it won Best Online Game of Gamescom by GamingXP.
So, is it possible that Riot will reveal its next big title League of Legends: Supremacy in less than three weeks at Gamescom 2012 and outdo itself from last year?
A comparison of Dominion-related and Supremacy-related domain registrations show that both IPs have a number of similarities.
Riot first registered LeagueofLegendsDominion.com (Whois) on April 21, 2011, through the brand protection company MarkMonitor. LeagueofLegendsSupremacy.com (Whois) was registered on February 23, 2012.
While it’s not exactly one year to the day, as many LoL fans already know, Riot picked up a slew of typo domains like leageoflegendssupremacy.com (Whois) on April 13, 2012. More importantly, the company also acquired one of its best URLs yet – supremacy.com – in mid-April 2012 as well.
The timing of trademark filings for League of Legends: Dominion (filed December 2010) and League of Legends: Supremacy (filed May 2012), bear no similarities, but that could be because Riot was trying its best to keep Supremacy hush-hush as long as possible. When you become the most played PC game in the world, trying to acquire a matching domain like Supremacy.com after announcing the title, could cost a whole lot more.
Of course, unveiling Supremacy at Gamescom 2012 is speculation, it sure seems like the right place.
(Image of Gamescom 2011 via LeagueofLegends.com)