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League Of Legends Offers Top-Notch Prize

League of Legends, a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game (as it was so excellently described by John McMahon in his article on the genre) that is free to play, has offered a prize of $100,000 to the winner of their first official competitive season. Go ahead and hit play on the video below to see LoL’s season one cinematic CG trailer…it’s quite pretty (and Ryze totally carries).

The game itself offers dozens of champions to choose from, and once a team is assembled, players compete against each other in 5 vs. 5 or 3 vs. 3 matches. The champions vary in abilities and play-style, and it’s up to the individual to decide if they want to be a near-invincible tank or a wickedly powerful mage.

For those of you who are familiar with Defense of the Ancients or Heroes of Newerth, this particular game shouldn’t be that big of a change. But hey, who could resist a sweet 100 grand?

For more information on the game itself or the first season (which started today), head on over to League of Legends’ official website. While you’re at it, go ahead and register (remember, it’s free)! Be on the lookout for a cleaver-tossing Doctor Mundo…I’ll be waiting in the bushes.

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  • Martin

    LoL Season 1?

    Sorry, not happening. Tho’ much anticipated, the folks at Riot are a JOKE, seeing as how they can’t learn from their mistakes. Within hours after the patch is applied to make season 1 go live, the service is offline. The game is offline. The website forums (including the server status pages) are offline. NOT because they are overloaded, but because of their lack of testing. And what’s worse, they have had these same problems after EVERY single patch before now. And they have not learned. Is it fun? Sure, IF (and I stress the ‘IF’) you can get on to play.

    • Kevin

      League of Legends may have some down-times (similar to World of Warcraft in some respects), but to say that “the folks at Riot are a JOKE” is simply ridiculous. This game is amazing, and the devs at Riot are unprecedented for listening to their fans and making sensible (and fun) changes to the game every 2-3 weeks.

      Don’t listen to the naysayers; try it for yourself. After all, it’s free.