What Is League of Legends?
Getting Started and Setup
The Nitty-Gritty Match
The champion choice was not so easy for us. Every week, publishers Riot Games make 10 champions free to play. That means, we could use these champions without having to purchase any of them. These 10 get changed every week, giving players the opportunity to try out a number of champions and if there is a champion that they are particularly fond of, players can purchase it.
After choosing to partake in a co-op battle against beginner bots, we landed on the champion choice screen. Looking over the various ones available that week, we chose Xerath – a monstrosity that has mastered the ancient magic of times past. In addition to our champion’s four basic abilities, we could also choose an additional 2 to use in the match – these are nice little bonuses that can allow players to teleport, heal and more.
Separating each team’s jungle is the river, which has two neutral monsters of its own. Since the river is directly in the center of the map, both teams generally try to control this area to gain an advantage in terms map control and the gold and buffs which the two additional monsters offer. Each of these monsters is considered a boss and as such is far more powerful than any minions or other neutral monsters. The dragon is the weaker of the two and spawns on the lower right hand side of the river and awards 300 gold to each player on the team that defeats it. Baron Nashor is the more powerful of the two and in addition to the 300 gold for each player, he also awards the team that defeats him with a buff that massively increases health, damage and resource regeneration for each champion.