For those who want to play League of Legends in Ubuntu desktop, the game has been made into Snap, containerised software package designed to work within most Linux desktop.
The game package is based on wine platform, and it is using the
wine-base-staging to use the latest changes released from winehq.org.
The snap so far is available for testing purpose. If you’re interested in this, do following steps to help testing it in Ubuntu 18.04 or Ubuntu 16.04:
1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher.
2. When terminal opens, run command to install the wine platform if you don’t have it:
snap install wine-platform-i386
3. Then install the Lol snap package via command:
snap install leagueoflegends --edge --devmode
NOTE for Ubuntu 16.04, install snapd via command
sudo apt install snapd if previous commands do not work.
4. Once installed, launch the game from your software launcher.
On first launch you’ll be prompted to choose the game installer region and the download process starts:
Lol will finally launch if everything goes well. And you can report issues at snapcraft.io.
To remove Lol snap package, run command in terminal:
snap remove leagueoflegends