There are different online games that you can choose from if you’re looking for something interesting to play, but League of Legends is one of the best games that there have been released. The truth is that this game is played by more than 30 millions of players from all over the world, and ever since it was released in 2009 has gathered more and more fans.
Being the most famous multiplayer online battle arena video game, it was inspired by Warcraft III – The Frozen Throne mod, Defense of the Ancients, it offers you the possibility to be a “summoner” and control one of the many “champions” that have different abilities.
Let’s see some interesting things about League of Legends, so that you can understand better what you’ll be seeing and experiencing in this game.
Being an online multiplayer battle arena, this means that you get to play live games in one of the three game modes. These are the Summoner’s Rift – which is usually chosen by the players, the Twisted Treeling and the Howling Abyss. There was a fourth mode – the Crystal Scar, but this was removed due to unknown reasons.
A match usually lasts from 20 to 60 minutes, and the players get to be part of a team that has to work together in order to conquest the territory of the other team. For achieving victory, each team has to try to destroy the central objective of the other team – this central objective is called Nexus, or to conquer and hold the best strategic points of the other team for as long as possible.
As it usually happens with these fantasy games, the player has a certain role. Here, the player gets to be a summoner who can control a champion. There are plenty of champions you can choose from, each holding different abilities.
Each game is begun at a low level – for example, the Summoner’s rift and the Twisted Treeline let the player start with level one, while the third mode – the Howling Abyss lets the player start with level three. The players can gain experience during the game, and the maximum level that can be achieved is level 18.
With every level, the player can gain new skills for his or her champion, allowing special abilities to appear. The game ends when the Nexus is conquered from the other team.
The community build around League of Legends is extremely active and it is continuously growing. In both continents where it holds supremacy, North America and Europe, the developer of this game organizes a competition called League of Legends Championship Series, where eight professional teams from different continents compete. There are similar competitions organized in Korea, Taiwan, China and South Asia.
These regional competitions reach a high point at the annual competition called League of Legends World Championship, which was reported to have a prize of one million dollars in 2013, and it attracted more than 32 millions of online visitors.
The truth is that this cannot make you understand how fun and interesting this game is. All you have to do is create an account and start playing – choosing a character – a champion – is easy, and you get to see everything that they can do before starting the game. You’ll get to meet people from all over the world and it will be easy to learn how to play it, discovering the skills of your champion and how fast you can move from level to level.