League of Legends has long been one of the most popular computer games in the world. Gamers love LOL for its host of awesome characters, its cool maps, and its useful items and weapons. LOL requires players to have skill, strategy and to build up their characters and items in order to compete online against other experienced players.
Whilst previously LOL has just been a game that is available to play on PC and laptop, that is all about to change with the highly anticipated release of Wild Rift, the first LOL game available on console and mobile platforms. This is an exciting time for LOL lovers and the makers of the game will be hoping it introduces a whole new set of fans to the game. With that in mind, this article is a guide to some easy tips on how to dominate the League of Legend competition.
1. Choose Your Starter Champion Wisely
When League of Legends was first launched, it had only 40 champions, but with the development and introduction of further champions, the roster has grown to 150. When players first start out however, there are only 8 “starter champions” to play with. Making the right decision about your starter champion is very important to start your LOL game with solid foundations.
The starter champions currently available to players are Aatrox, AsheGaren, Graves, Jinx, Katarina, Kha’Zix, Lux, Riven and Ryze. Each champion has their own strengths and weaknesses and the best choice to help you succeed depends on your personal playing style. For beginner players, AsheGaren and Lux are generally considered to be the easiest starter champions to play with.
2. Play League of Legends on Multiple Platforms
League of Legends was first released in 2009 and it was immediately a massive global hit. It has been a unique story of success as the appeal of LOL has lasted over a decade with its fans staying loyal that whole time. For the past ten years, LOL has only been available to play on PC and laptop and so players have been restricted to this platform. With the Wild Rift release date coming out in 2020, players will now have the opportunity to experience LOL on console and on their mobile. This will create a whole new generation of players and the traditional PC pros may find themselves under pressure from the console and mobile players who are used to playing games on those platforms. In order to dominate competition, it is vital to play the game on all the available platforms. This will help to hone your skills and further develop your LOL instincts, so that no matter what platform you’re are playing on, or who your competition is, you will still finish on top.
3. Learn Every Inch of the Maps
All top LOL players know that the map can be your best friend or your worst enemy. League of Legends has four maps; ‘Summoner’s Rift’, ‘Twisted Treeline’, ‘The Proving Ground’ and ‘The Crystal Scar’. Each of the maps provides its own set of geographical features, resources and challenges and the gameplay varies from map to map. In order to dominate all the LOL competition it is vital that you get to know every inch of each of the maps in order to use them to your advantage.
‘Summoner’s Rift’ is the LOL map and is still the most commonly played. It features three lanes each with three enemy turrets which must be destroyed before a final two turrets must be destroyed in the enemy Nexus. There is a jungle on both sides of the game where players can fight monsters for experience and gold. ‘Twisted Treeline’ is a two lane map which results in faster skirmish gameplay. This is a great map for honing your “bruiser” skills as it is non-stop action. ‘Twisted Treeline’ also incorporates a jungle with multiple monster camps to fight for gold and experience.
‘The Proving Grounds’ is a single lane map which is only available to players in custom games and is an all random all mid-challenge. The final map is ‘The Crystal Scar’ which is a 5 versus 5 capture and hold game in which the two opposing teams take part in multiple skirmishes in order to destroy the other team’s Nexus.
League of Legends is the ultimate game of strategy, skill, and experience. Top players take years to hone their abilities and develop their champions and items. With so many players online, becoming a top-level LOL player is very difficult, so it is vital to gain an edge wherever possible. Follow this guide and you will be able to start dominating the League of Legend competition.