League of Legends online game is one of the most popular online games today – what;s more is that somehow it is free to play!
You may or may not have heard about the million dollar prizes won by those League of Legend teams that got to the final stages of the League of Legends tournament. If you have, then you are probably already savvy to one of the most popular fantasy team fighting games online.
If you haven’t, then maybe you are as surprised as us to hear that this game has pro e-sport players winning million dollar prizes as pro players.
ELO is an abbreviation used for the game for your information, or you may also see LOL, which is quite obviously the abbreviation for League of Legends. So leading us back to the title:
What is all the fuss about with the League of Legends game?
We investigated and what we have uncovered is truly amazing; especially since the game is free to play!
- Free to play
That is correct – so there is a game that offers millions of dollars in prize pool money in pro tournaments and it is free to play and learn.
- You can play in a team with your friends
Team games are 5 versus 5 in the traditional sense of the game. There are other options, but the most played version and the pro version are played 5 v 5. It means you and 5 friends can pitch their fighting skill sup against another team of 5. That team of 5 can be another team you know or if you just enter into the game matching pool, then LOL will automatically match your team up to another team of 5 close to the ratings of your team.
- You can make friends playing the game online
If you do not have 5 friends that want to play, then you can just join in as a solo player. The game matching client will then choose 4 team mates to make up your team of 5. The other team will also have 5 players.
- There are hundreds of Champions to choose from
You can learn anyone of over 130 Champion characters on the game. Some are ranged, some are melee so they hot, some have magic ability, some healing ability to help people heal before, during and after fights.
- There is a shop full of items to buy
Items from the shop will help you build up your Champion’s strength and/or speed in the game. Also, they can help with support situations such as giving your fellow team mates additional health when they are running low. Other items help you see dark areas on the map by lighting them up.
In the game your Champion will only be able to carry a certain number of items, so you are limited to what you can buy. Nonetheless, some items when bought will eventually combine into one larger item that only tales up one spot.
So an item that needs 4 other items to join it into 1 item will free up an additional 2 spaces one you bought the 4th item (3 items in your stash, then when the 4th item is purchased it will take the other 2 items freeing up 2 spots and the new item bought to make 1 super powerful item).
- If you get good at the game, you can play in pro tournaments
I mean just like playing any sport, to get to a stage where you are paid to play means you also have to have some kind of natural ability. Plus, you will need to dedicate a lot of practice to fine tuning your game.
Not only that, you will need to be good with several different Champions because you will need to play counter to the other team’s pick. If you can only play 1 Champion, then you can easily be countered.
A great resource we used to write this article was lolboost.net dedicated to ELO gaming. The website has a great news section, loads of tips on how to play the game, and even offers coaching lessons for those that want to improve the way they play.
Overall, there are so many things that make this game so special. The detail, the number of items there are, the scoring system, the massive number of Champions to choose from. Nonetheless, these are all things you would expect from a decent online game. So what it is that really makes League of Legends such a valuable game?
For us, it is the fact that it is free. Yes, free to play! Pretty amazing that Riot gaming has put so much effort into a game that they do not charge to play!