League of Legends LoL
League of Legends is a multiplayer battle arena video game with 2009 year,developed and published by Riot Games . Inspired Defence of the Ancients , custom map to Warcraft III , The developers of Riot tried to create a standalone game of the same genre. From the premiere in October 2009 of the year, the game is free and you can earn money by modifying your character, you can buy. The game is available for Microsoft Windows and macOS .
In the game, two teams of five players fight in player versus player mode , and each team seizes and defends its own half of the map. Each of the ten players controls a character, called "master", with unique abilities and a different playstyle. During the match, the heroes become more powerful, collecting experience points and buying items to defeat the opposing team. In the main game mode, Summoner’s Rift, the team wins, squeezing into enemy base and destroying their "nexus", large structure within it.
League of Legends received generally positive reviews, and critics emphasized its availability, character designs and production value. The game's long life led to a critical re-evaluation, and reviews are gaining popularity. Negative and offensive behavior by players in the game, criticized from the early years of the game, persists despite Riot's attempts to fix the problem. W 2019 On the year, the game regularly peaked at eight million simultaneous players, and its popularity has led to connections, such as music videos, comics, stories and the upcoming animated series. The game's success also resulted in several video game spin-offs, including a mobile version and a digital collector's card game . A multiplayer online role-playing game is being developed .
League of Legends is often cited as the largest e- sport in the world , with the international competition scene consisting of 13 league. 2019 The League of Legends World Cup has had over 100 million unique viewers, reaching with simultaneous viewership 44 mln, with a minimum prize pool 2,5 mln USD.
The North American League is broadcast on ESPN Cable TV's sports channel .