League of Legends. My favorite game, let me introduce you to it
So what exactly is League of Legends?
Well, have you heard of Dota 2? I am sure most of the gamers here have heard about it. Well, League of Legends is a remastered version of Dota 2, a similar ideology and playstyle but in fact a very different gameplay. League of Legends is one of the most popular games in the world, and now has already more players than World of Warcraft, which is a big accomplishment. More than a million people are playing it daily, which is a big and great accomplishment to the creators of the game – Riot Games.
Now before I explain the interior of the game (gameplay, graphics, story) lemme tell you that the genre of this game is known as MOBA, or in literal meaning, it means Multiplayer Online Battle Arena.
So what is the concept in this game?
Well, the whole point is to have fun. But now let me get serious and let me explain the goal in the game. Basically there are many game modes (maps) such as The Twisted Treeline (3v3, there cannot be here more than 6 players, so 2 more people or bots in your team and you make a team of 3 and fight against other opponents which their number also counts 3, whether they are bots or humans). And the main game mode which is the most played one, the classic one is known as Summoner’s Rift and contains space for as many as 10 players there, so the concept is pretty straight, this game mode is meant for 5v5. Let me say you and your friends queue up together for a game, and you 5 form a team, and when the system finds you a match, you will play against 5 other players around the region (or bots if you don’t feel confident, you can always play against bots.)
That’s the concept, but the goal in this game is to fight all the way through your enemies base and break their Nexus (the big crystal fountain), which is right in front of each team’s base and you can see it when you are spawned in front of it. But it does not look that simple because to reach that enemy Nexus you have to go through one hell of obstacles. That’s why one average game in League of Legends lasts from 20 to 30 minutes. ( I have had many games that lasted longer, like 40, 50 minutes, or even an hour, but we are speaking about average time).
The game is free to play so you can download it at their official website in which you can find very easy when you type “League of Legends download”. Although this game is free to play, there are many people paying out real money there for skins for their favorite champions. But don’t worry, that changes only your outer appearance, so there is not a big advantage to people that pay. You could succeed more in this game (competitive perspective) than a person that pays over hundred dollars monthly.
There are currently over 130 champions in the game (Aatrox, Annie, Anivia, Ahri, Alistar, Amumu, Akali, Ashe, Aurelian Sol, Azir, Bard, Blitzcrank, Brand, Braum, Caitlyn, Camille, Chogath, Corki, Cassiopeia, Draven, Darius, Diana, Dr. Mundo, Ekko, Elise, Evelynn, Ezreal, Fiora, Fiddlesticks, Fizz, Garen, Galio, Gangplank, Gnar, Graves, Gragas, Hecarim, Heimerdinger, Illaoi, Irelia, Ivern, Janna, Jarvan IV, Jax, Jayce, Jinx, Jhin, Kalista, Karma, Karthus, Kassadin, Kha’Zix, Katarina, Kayle, Kennen, Kindred, Kled, Kog’Maw, Lee Sin, LeBlanc, Lulu, Leona, Lucian, Lissandra, Lux, Maokai, Malphite, Malzahar, Master Yi, Miss Fortune, Mordekaiser, Morgana, Nami, Nautilus, Nasus, Nocturne, Nidalee, Nunu, Olaf, Orianna, Pantheon, Poppy, Quinn, Rammus, Reksai, Renekton, Rengar, Riven, Rumble, Ryze, Sejuani, Shaco, Shen, Shyvana, Singed, Sion, Sivir, Skarner, Sona, Soraka, Swain, Syndra, Tahm Kench, Taliyah, Teemo, Tristana, Talon, Taric, Thresh, Trundle, Tryndamere, Twisted Fate, Twitch, Udyr, Urgot, Varus, Vayne, Veigar, Velkoz, Vi, Viktor, Vladimir, Volibear, Warwick, Wukong, Xerath, Xin Zhao, Yasuo, Yorick, Zac, Zed, Ziggs, Zilean and Zyra. And the newest 2 champions released Rakan and Xayax).
So there are over 3 roles in the game in which every players picks where he wants to play. MID LANE – the name says, the middle line in the game, usually AP (ability power) champions go there (LeBlanc, Lux, Ziggs, HeimerDinger, Viktor) and many more.. The mid lane is the shortest way to reach enemy nexus, so if you win your mid lane there is 50% bigger chance of winning the game.
THe second lane is the bot lane in which there is place for 2 players there. ADC champions and Support champions. Most common support champions are Blitzcrank, Thresh, Nami, Morgana, Janna.. and most common ADC champs are: Ezreal, Vayne, Varus, Miss Fortune, Ashe, Jhin, Jinx…
The third role is Jungle, according to many people this is the easiest role, but I don’t think so, because in the late game other lanes are so dependent on the jungler and he needs to gank and make plays so your team can win. Most bad players blame their junglers for losing their games instead of searching the mistake in themselves.
And the last role is the top lane, most usually hard tanks go there. Guys I am tired of explaining, so why not download the game and try it yourself?