If you’ve played DOTA, you are now at a brilliant respawning point for League of Legends. League of Legends, also named “LoL” in short, is a fast-paced, competitive online game that blends the speed and intensity of and RTS with a unique elements. This game continued the success of DOTA and other famous MMO games and is using almost the exact same combat system like DOTA, with three lanes, jungle, dangerous monsters, turrets and crystals, and all of these main ingredients are making LoL pretty easy for MMO players to step in and enjoy. It’s the biggest war.net game, it’s the first big free-to-play MOBA game, and it’s the only game which held players’ eyes even after 5 years. Designed by one of the greatest game companies throughout the world, LoL has a strong team focusing on the fine arts about the backgrounds of each champion, the stories of different countries and gamer experience. Players can easily find tons of arts works and discussion on their favorite champions as well as changing the in-game champion appearance and spell mode by buying “skins”。 From Garen, a mighty huge soldier, to Jinx, a sneaky gothic little girl, League of Legends provides players with a variety of distinct champions. What’s more, every champion (including some special skins), has unique jokes, it’s sometimes not a game but an enjoyment to login and start a match. My “High Noon” Yasuo skin, for example, changed him from playing flute to harmonica. Because of the diversity of champions and skins, League of Legends attracts players throughout the world like a magnet, cut across ethnic, tribal and religious lines. In the latest official CG of LoL-“ A new dawn”， epic lifelike film came with the most exciting battle plots, which earned 16,342,983watch, which is unthinkable before the legend made by LoL.
In this game, players use experience points to level up both spell levels and core stats, allowing them to make more and better game play. At the same time, players gain gold from killing minions, monsters and enemy champions, which enables them to purchase stronger weapons , or gear. Oh, by the way even if you are new to this game, it is still easy for you to find your place in summoners’ rift- the most welcomed map in league. There are all kinds of champions in this game, and they all have totally distinguished play style. Many powerful champions in the league don’t require that much skill and can still bring you to victory! For example, when I was new I liked to play with Darius, which is a huge soldier from Noxus , holding a big axe dunking everywhere, but now, I prefer Zed and Yasuo, sneaky but dangerous assassins. First time gamer? No worries, even you are not skillful enough, League of Legends gives a weekly rotating selection of 10 champions for free. You may want to just try everyone and find your place in this game. After about 160 wins, you are ready to start “Ranking games”， which is a formal game mode gives you LP. Gamers are ranked from Challenger to Bronze V , and the ladder system ensures you are playing with the same players on you level, which makes every game a challenge and enjoyable. Unlike normal games, the rank games are more like a serious competition, while players treat the division as an honorable achievement, each rank game is a fierce task.
Additionally, LoL made the world of E-sports totally different. According to Riot games, there are more than 67000000 league players playing all over the world each month, yes, it is 1% of the total population of the earth. Riot thinks it is time to make LoL the leader of global E-sports, and theoretically it’s possible for every league player to be a pro and earn all kinds of prize. Even Riot earn money from and only from selling in-game items, points can hardly lead you to victory, which ensure this game to be a fair place for players to enjoy and compete with each other. While having so many players, Riot is still listening to players’ feedbacks and trying to make changes in this game. Ironically, while Riot didn’t even think of making money on those negligible purchasements, the total income of Riot in year 2013 was 6.24 hundred million dollars.
This giant, with the help of all league players, then created an epic excitement displayed in Seoul on Sunday, when more than 40000 league fanatics filled the soccer stadium which was used for the 2002 World Cup to watch the League of Legends Season 4 World Championship. On the main stage, 2 teams of 5 players sat in front of computers and three huge screen behind them. Samsung White, a Korean team, won the championship and the $ 1 million in prize money. With the gift of strong competitive character, LoL was invited to join ESLIEM , StarsWar6 and other international E-Sports competitions in 2010,in year 2011, it was added into WCG as a global official competition. The amount of LoL players in the U.S. is even larger than the MLB. Without question, LoL is now the most popular game on this planet, and it is also a good example of successful gaming purchasements. Let’s see what LoL will bring us next. To the field of justice!