League of Legends (or LoL) belongs to a genre of video games known as multiplayer online battle arena (often referred to as MOBA). The game’s publisher and developer—Riot Games—drew inspiration from Defence of the Ancients, a popular mod for Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. As of August 2018, it was estimated that LoL has over 111 million active players all over the globe.
Competitive League of Legends streams on Twitch and YouTube often stand among the most-watched broadcasts in esports. On top of that, the game has an avid fan base that’s willing to attend real-life events and purchase clothing and figures based on their favourite characters from the League of Legends universe. The imagery of the game shows a number of influences, ranging from classic ‘swords and sorcery’ fantasy to steampunk and horror.
Here, we will take a closer look at League of Legends gameplay and other aspects of this popular title. You will learn about the basic concepts and ideas behind the game, find out what makes it appealing to such a large audience and discover why it’s important to follow the latest LoL news. So, without further ado, let’s get to it!