INTRODUCTION TO LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

League of Legends is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game, or MOBA game for short. It’s a team based 5on5 game with lots of action. Main goal is to destroy opponents main structure called Nexus. League of Legends is one the biggest esports games and hundreds of thousands of people is watching league games every week. Main tournament for League of Legends is Worlds, which gathers millions of esports fans every year to watch who is the new champion.

 

What is League of Legends?

League of Legends is one the biggest esports games in the world. It is very popular if you look at both player base and viewership. Game is played with teams of five players and every player controls one champion of their choosing. The goal is to destroy the enemy base, especially the main structure called Nexus. In order to win, team must pick champions that compliment each other. You can win with early aggression, or by scaling better than your opponent, or just by destroying enemy structures effectively. There are many ways to play the game, but synergy between teammates is key. 

Every champion has its strengths and weaknesses and they are suitable for certain playstyles and roles. During the match, each champion levels up and becomes more powerful. Player can also buy items for the champion to make it even more powerful and versatile. League of Legends is a pretty easy game to learn, but a very hard game to master. That is one of the reasons why League of Legends has been one of the biggest esports titles for 10 years. Its viewership has been rising every year and its biggest annual tournament Worlds is one of the biggest esports events of the year. 

What is MOBA?

Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas are games that host a three laned map, equipped with multiple defensive buildings in each lane, and a main base on either side of the map connected by the lanes and a neutral Jungle territory with creeps that offer gold and experience. There are two teams of five that all select from a pool of characters to play. What makes League of Legends so special, is a huge selection of champions and items combined with exciting gameplay. 

There is, and has been, multiple very popular MOBA-games, but League of Legends has kept its place at the top of them for 10 years now. Usually MOBA-games have pretty similar basics, but very different group of characters, various approaches in appearance and different gameplay mechanics. No matter which MOBA you play, your main objective is to destroy the enemy base using your chosen character. Killing opponent characters in the way is beneficial, but not mandatory. One on one battles and large teamfights offers lots of excitement, and teamwork is very important. 

All the Characters in a MOBA have a basic attack and a kit of spells, three that are all pretty average and work well with a specific type of playstyle, and one ability that is often capable of the “game changing” title. League of Legends is known for its versatile character assortment and good balance between those characters. There is a suitable character available for every playstyle and role. 

MOBA map is littered with waves of AI creeps that are essentially players’ main source of income. Killing creeps gives gold, which is then used to buy items to strengthen your hero. Whether you are on the red team or blue team, you will be facing waves of creeps as well as the ones camping out in the neutral areas between lanes. 

How many characters are there in League of Legends?

Currently there is 150 champions in League of Legends. Few more champions are added to the game every year.

Does League of Legends have skins?

Yes. Every champion has multiple different skins, which can be both earned through playing the game and bought with real money. There are multiple events during year where you can earn skins by completing different kinds of missions. Skins won’t give you any advantage in game, they are purely superficial.

What makes League of Legends so popular?

League of Legends have a huge player base and its leagues/tournaments have massive viewership. League of Legends esports is played with league structure, so following games and teams is very simple. The game itself is easy to learn, but very hard to master. These things combined with interesting gameplay to both play and watch makes League of Legends so popular. League of Legends have been the top esports game for 10 years now and there are no signs that things would be any different in upcoming years. 

Can you bet on League of Legends?

Yes! As League of Legends is one of the biggest esports titles, betting on it is as easy as it gets. Almost every operator has a wide variety of matches to bet for and since League of Legends esports have a league structure, it’s easy to follow and bet on. To find the operator that suits you the best you can read our operator reviews to help you along the way. Esports Vikings provide quality previews and fresh betting tips for League of Legends main leagues and tournaments. 

How do I learn more about League of Legends?

If you are not familiar with this iconic esports game, now is the perfect time to start. League of Legends is hugely popular and pretty easy to understand, so it’s definitely worth to know even the basics of the game. Esports Vikings have wide variety of articles, previews, guides and tournament pages for League of Legends, so you have everything you need right here. Guides are the perfect place to start, since they help you with playing, watching and betting in League of Legends. League of Legends is free to play and you can watch games on twitch or youtube for free.

 

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