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.
Available In Store
These emotes are given to players reaching certain summoner levels.
The availability of these Emotes is currently unknown.
These emotes are available during the Essence Emporium.
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.
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.