League of Legends developer Riot Games will be stepping away from Mac gaming for now. Today they announced that they're shelving the Mac version of their strategy game.

Development of the Mac League of Legends was farmed out to TransGaming. However, Riot says, they've been unable to "ensure a consistent quality bar across platforms." The Mac version often lagged behind its PC counterpart due to the constant balance and content updates that Riot makes.

"We are regretfully going to shut down the Mac Beta client indefinitely starting 12:00 AM PT on September 6, 2011," said Riot. "We realize our current approach regarding the Mac platform won't guarantee the quality and frequent updates we deliver today on the PC and are expected by our player community."

We will continue to investigate the opportunity to provide player access on the Mac Platform in the future that aligns with our service and content update standards. We are committed to building a solution that will work on the Mac in the long run, but it will take some time."

Mac testers who bought anything through the LoL store can get a full refund on their Riot Point purchases or simply continue playing the PC version. Furthermore, active Mac testers will get a voucher for the Champions Pack. In order to receive this pack, the majority of your logins must have come from the Mac client and you must access the Store before Tuesday, September 6th. Rewards will be added to eligible accounts by the end of the month.

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