This is one of the most iconic memes in League of Legends history, dating back all the way to 2013, but what does it actually mean? A lot of newer players to League of Legends have probably never seen this meme, or even made their own version of it, so that is why we are here to tell you about it!
What is the “Your Honor League of Legends” Meme?
The meme references a comic by graphic comic artist, Tim Buckley, who created it way back in 2013, for when a teammate steals Mid Lane in Blind Pick, even though he called for it first.
Blind Pick was very popular back in the day, and whilst it gets a lot less exposure now due to Draft Pick being immensely popular, players in Blind Pick have to call their roles in the League of Legends lobby chat and lock in a champion, hoping that no one else on their team wants the same role or champion.
In fact, for those of you who haven’t played Blind Pick before, we recommend steering clear, because as the meme suggests, you cannot stop someone from taking your role, even if you call it first!
What meme is the “Your Honor League of Legends” meme based on?
The meme references a court house and the prosecutor is claiming that he called Mid Lane first, but yet it was stolen. The judge decrees that the prosecutor is sentenced to death for complaining.
The “Your Honor League of Legends” version of this meme has all of the text removed apart from the “Your Honor” and “Death” words, and instead has the prosecutor just saying League of Legends, implying he has been sentenced to death just for mentioning League of Legends!
We have the side-by-side comparisons of the original “Your Honor” meme by Tim Buckley, and the adapted “Your Honor League of Legends” meme below:
What does the original “Your Honor” meme mean?
The meme is meant to be a satirical comic of how the toxic behaviour and negative actions of League of Legends players frequently end up going unpunished, and it is more often than not that the player who ends up worse off is the innocent victim of the toxic behaviour.
In the case of the meme, the judge is meant to represent Riot Games and the prosecutor is the vast majority of the player base, complaining about the negative small percentile of the player base that is ruining the game, and seemingly Riot Games keeps ignoring it.
This is something we can agree with, and we are sure most of you can too. While we have all had our moments of toxicity, League of Legends has a few bad eggs out there that really make some games insufferable for us, which ruins a lot of the fun of the game for a vast majority of the player base in League of Legends.
After all, who wants to load into a game, and be forced to play 30 to 40 minutes of a League of Legends game in a lane they don’t want to play, and sometimes even on a champion they don’t want to play?