League of Legends: How to Show Champion Names Instead of Summoner Names In-game

Soumyo Deb
By Soumyo Deb
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Image Credits: Riot Games

A few seasons ago, Riot Games introduced a feature where League players can now show champion names instead of Summoner’s name in-game.

Summoner Names used to be a unique name that each player used to have in League of Legends. When opening the game for the first time, players could use to pick their unique Summoner Names. When other players used to search for them, they could find them specifically, as each name used to be unique.

However, not too long ago, Riot retired Summoner Names in favor of Riot ID. Riot ID is the singular IGN that is shared across all of Riot Games’ IPs. The only game that didn’t used to follow this rule was League of Legends. But now, they have integrated it with League as well.

Unlike Summoner Names, which were unique, multiple people can have the same Riot ID name. The only exception is that they need to have a different hashtag on the back. But in-game, that hashtag is not shown, so it doesn’t even matter.

With that said, not every people wants to see the Summoner Names in the game. Instead, they might want to just see the champion names for gameplay clarity. If you are one of them, then this is the right guide for you. Here’s how you can show champion names instead of Summoner Names.

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Showing Champion Names in League of Legends

Following these steps, you will be able to show champion names instead of Summoner names in League of Legends:

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Image: League of Legends
  • Go to your options menu. You can press the ‘Esc’ key if you’re in-game to go there.
  • Select the ‘Interface’ tab.
  • Scroll down for a bit, and you will find ‘Show Names Above Healthbar.’
  • There, you will see an option to select the ‘Champion Name.’ (On default, it will be “Summoner Name).
  • After selecting, click “Okay”.
  • That’s it.

With that, you will only see Champion Names instead of their in-game name. With this setting, you can easily deduce who is which champion, as it’s hard to tell sometimes due to skins.

Soumyo Deb is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv and a dedicated Jungle Main. When he is not writing about the latest League news, he is testing out various off-meta champions in the jungle.