Emotes are expressive images primarily used in League of Legends as cosmetic flares. League emotes typically present champions with popular expressed emotions. Some emotes are used in-game, while some on social media sites.
Emotes can be equipped in the player's Collection or from Champion Select. The loadout includes a radial that can hold up to five emotes, as well as slots for Start Game and End Game.
Once in-game, you can access the pop-up radial using the assigned hotkey (default: [T]). The Start Game and End Game emotes will trigger automatically.  Players can only trigger a certain number of Emotes, including Champion Mastery Emotes, within a short space of time before having to wait to use another. Champion Mastery is still triggered using its own hotkey.
You can mute Enemy Emotes individually from the Scoreboard, or disable them entirely from Settings.
These emotes are available in The Store for 450.
These emotes are given to players reaching certain summoner levels.
These emotes are only available during and via the Essence Emporium.
- April Fool 2018
These emotes were automatically triggered if the requirement was met. However, these emotes were limited to the April Foods Events and were unobtainable in the Store.
The availability of these Emotes is currently unknown.
The following Emotes were released prior to the implementation of the Emote system (described above). These icons were tied to having specific Summoner icons equipped, their use was limited to the duration of the event in which they were introduced, and they replaced the Champion Mastery flare. Should these Emotes return in the future, they will be incorporated into the new system and will be freely gifted to players who previously earned them. Patch 7.24 reintroduced six of these former Emotes into the new system.
|Emote||Icon||Reintroduced||Old Requirement||New Requirement|
|20pxAll-Star Fire 2016||No||Bought the All-Star Fire Icon 2016||N/A|
|All-Star Ice 2016||No||Bought the All-Star Ice Icon 2016||N/A|
|N/A||No||April Fools Day 2016||N/A|
|Poro Snax Lover 2016||Yes||Crafted with 36 Snowdown Sweets during the Snowdown Event 2016||Own the Icon or crafted with 2 Gemstone during the Snowdown Event 2017|
|Re-Gifted Amumu 2016||Yes||Crafted with 24 Snowdown Sweets during the Snowdown Event 2016||Own the Icon or crafted with 1 Gemstone during the Snowdown Event 2017|
|Snowbells 2016||Yes||Bought a 10 Winter Chest Bundle during the Snowdown Event 2016||Own the Icon or crafted with 1 Gemstone during the Snowdown Event 2017|
|Chaos 2017||Yes||Crafted with 100 Chaos Token during the Vs. Event 2017||Own the Icon|
|Order 2017||Yes||Crafted with 100 Order Token during the Vs. Event 2017||Own the Icon|
|Battle Boss Baron 2017||Yes||Crafted with 80 Tickets during the Boss World Event 2017||Own the Icon|
|N/A||No||China Masters League 2017||N/A|
Social Media Emotes
- Facebook Emotes
These were released as chat emotes for Facebook, and as such are primarily used on that site
- League of Legends Boards Emotes
These emotes were released for usage on the League of Legends Community Boards and are primarily used on that site.
These emotes were released for usage on the League of Legends Community Boards for the 2016 Harrowing event and are primarily used on that site.
These emotes were released for usage on the League of Legends Community Boards for the 2017 Star Guardian event and are primarily used on that site.
These Icons were made specifically to celebrate the Masquerade event of 2015 and 2016, an event celebrated on the Latin American and Brazilian servers. These Icons are available to download via this link and this.