League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena game by Riot Games. The game is available for multiple platforms including Microsoft Windows and macOS. League of Legends is actually inspired by Defense of the Ancients. The game is considered one of the most iconic games in the history of esports. League of Legends was released on October 27th, 2009. Ever since its existence, League of Legends is doing wonders in the esports industry. Let’s get into some details and find out more about the game.
League of Legends which is also abbreviated as LoL is one of the most famous multiplayer online arena games. The game is developed and published by Riot Games for macOS and Microsoft Windows. The game follows a freemium model and is considered the most iconic game in esports history. LoL has followed multiple patches ever since its release in October 2009.
In League of Legends, players join the game in a specific team and take the role of a Champion. In each game, players connect with multiple other gamers with everyone using a unique Champion, using several abilities according to their classes. Along with the Champions, each game holds the same goal. The main goal is to destroy the enemy’s Nexus. The Nexus lies in the centre of the enemy’s base which is surrounded and protected by multiple structures.
Most played game
League of Legends has received enormous praise after its release. The diverse Champion choice and the most loved musical aspects make the game highly likeable. In 2012, League of Legends became the most played game in North America and Europe, by the number of hours played. The game also holds a huge number of the streams following on YouTube and Twitch. Millions of players around the world stream the game every single day. The audience has grown rapidly for League of Legends in the past few years. In September 2019, Riot Games claimed that the company has boasted around 8 Million unique concurrent players every day in the game.
The popularity of the game has led to multiple companies tying up with it. Multiple web series, comic stories, and the upcoming Netflix series is just the beginning of the fame.
In 2019, the League of Legends World Championship gathered 100 Million unique views. Although the minimum prize pool was 2.5 Million USD, the viewership broke all the records.
What are the LoL Characters?
League of Legends was released in 2009 with 40 Champions only. The game kept on going forward with multiple additions and new patches. Eventually, in 2020, League of Legends has 151 total Champions. The older Champions in the game are now reworked and come with a new design and different gameplay mechanics.
There are different kinds of Champions with different roles in the games. Some Champions are only focused on supporting in the game, while the others look towards carrying the game. Each Champion in the game comes with a primary attribute. We can divide and classify all of them in different categories. Other than the categories, there are difficulty levels for each Champion. Some of them are highly easy to play but some of them fall under the severe bracket.
Best LoL Characters
The best Marksmen amongst all the Champions are Aphelios, Ashe, Caitlyn, Corki, and Draven. All of them are categorised under the easy and average bracket, except Aphelios and Draven. They are hard to handle and their abilities take a special technique to be used during the game.
The best Mage Champions are Ahri, Syndra, Ryze, and Rumble. Similarly, there are always some Tank Champions in the game to handle most of the damage during a team fight. Some of the Tank Champions are Alistar, Malphite, Nautilus, Zac, and Poppy. There are furthermore categories in the Champions selection. Each year, Riot Games release some new Champions for the game to keep it alive and running. The Champion selection is done on the basis of enemy Champion picks. Most of the time, players try to pick the counters of their enemies, in order to perform better in the game. However, each counter pick can be further countered with the enemy picks. League of Legends provides a huge pool of Champions for the players. Try to pick the Champion, you are most comfortable with.
League of Legends Top Tournaments
Each year, multiple League of Legends tournaments take place. Throughout the year, several series keeps the community alive and engaged. The biggest tournament of the year for the game is the World Championship. Every year, several teams try to make themselves eligible for the World Championship by winning multiple small tournaments. Teams around the World participate and qualify for the tournament for a prize pool of over $5,000,000 USD.
The other invitational tournaments for League of Legends include Rift Rivals and Mid-Season Invitational. Rift Rival started appearing after the year 2017. It still doesn’t contain as much weight as the other LoL tournaments do. However, it is still a very exciting and epic tournament that occurs each year now. Other than the invitational series, there are different tournament formats for LoL. These formats include LCS, LEC, LCK, and LPL. These formats stand for League of Legends Champion Series, League of Legends European Championship, League of Legends Champions Koria, and League of Legends Pro League, respectively.