League of Legends is a fast-paced, competitive online game that blends the speed and intensity of an RTS with RPG elements. Two teams of powerful champions, each with a unique design and playstyle, battle head-to-head across multiple battlefields and game modes.
League of Legends has two gameplay modes: Classic and Dominion.
Classic is the more common style to play the game; Games of 6 or 10 players separated into even teams for 3v3 or 5v5 games. Each player chooses 1 out of over 100 champions to play as. The goal of the game is to destroy the other team’s nexus, which resides on the opposite side of the map. To get to the nexus, teams must fight through the other team’s minions, turrets, and champions on three paths called lanes. There are spots on the map called brush where champions standing inside the brush are completely invisible to the enemy. This way they can set up “ganks” or ambushes on enemy champions. There is also a jungle which holds neutral monsters that may contain buffs which are given to the champion that slays that monster.
Dominion is played very similarly, but is focused on constantly maintaining battle. The map is smaller, champions start off at level 3, gold is earned faster, respawn times are shorter, and the objective is different. Instead of trying to destroy the enemy’s nexus, each team tries to control capture points. The team that is controlling 3 or more capture points will slowly drain power from the enemy’s nexus, and when that power reaches zero, the other team wins.