Increasingly better communications have favored the development of MOBA-type strategy games (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena). You know, the games in which several players meet on a virtual battlefield and fight each other, either all against all or by forming teams and fighting collaboratively. Many of them have given way to the so-called eSports (electronic sports).
Among the different titles that fall within this genre we could identify League of Legends – LOL as one of the kings, since with more than 80 million registered players, peaks of 5 million users connected at the same time and championships with prizes of two million dollars for the winner, there are few who cough.
How do you play LoL?
The game consists of the players, who are called summoners, they face each other dividing into two teams of 3 or 5 players (depending on the game mode it is 3 vs. 3 or 5 vs. 5). These, before starting, must choose the character that will be the champion O champion in English and with which they will play the game from start to finish. They have dozens to choose from.
Once the battle begins the objective is easily understandable: the base must be destroyed or nexus of the opposing team. Of course, there are different scenarios that pose different game modes although with the same purpose. Each player will face their real opponents, but at the same time they will have to defend themselves from the attacks of units automatic that each nexus hurls at its enemies.
Its gameplay is easy to understand, but mastering it requires a lot of practice.
- More than 130 characters available. Every two months new characters are usually added to choose from.
- Game maps: there are different maps (Summoner’s Rift, Twisted Forest, Howling Abyss …) made up of different terrains, winning conditions, items and spells.
- There are two game modes, Classic and Dominion. In the first of them the objective is to end the nexus without forgetting to defend your own. In Dominion the goal is to get the most Capture Points on the map to deal the most damage to the nexus rival.
- Can customize champion since as a summoner you will use different tools to help you on the battlefield. Runes, masteries or spells will allow these characters to be customized to better suit the play style.
In turn, it offers the so-called PBE or Public Beta Environment. What is it? Well, it is an environment kingdom with limited access where players test new content thus contributing to the development of stable versions of the video game.
Your success lives in its complexity
It is a game that, although easy to understand, is more difficult to master, hence part of its success. You will find tutorials and guides with tips and tricks for LoL that try to help the player in their victory in the Fields of Justice. Since how to control and play with the champion to drive and know other elements of the game: lanes, minions, turrets, inhibitors, the base or nexus…
As we said before, it has millions of fans all over the world. Its user community is very active and you will find dozens of news pages about the game, Reddit threads and even Wikipedia pages dedicated solely and exclusively to different aspects of it, such as the aforementioned characters or champions.
However, despite being the aforementioned mass phenomenon, we still have not found versions of LoL for Android (forget to download its APK) or for iPhone … for now we will have to settle for continuing to enjoy this MOBA from Windows PCs or from Mac.