My favourite MOBA game
I have been playing League of Legends for a couple of years now, and in my opinion it is one of the best MOBA game. There are so many characters to choose from, over 140! They all have different skillsets and their personalities are really unique. It's a free to play game, which means anyone can play.
The game has quite a steep learning curve, and it will take a really long time for someone to master all of the mechanics. There are 5 positions in the game : toplane, midlane, jungle, support and adc (attack damage carry). I main jungle and support. They all require different things, and they all acomplish different things.
The game can be played as 5v5 or 3v3. League of Legends is known for the Summoner's Rift map, 5v5, which is where the majority of the League of Legends players play. There are other maps, such as ARAM ( all random, all mid) or Twisted Treeline which is 3v3. Sometimes, during events or holidays eg Christams, new limited edition game modes come out ; a fan favourite is URF (ultra rapid fire mode)
The game itself is very competitive. You can play blind pick , which is for more chill games where you pick a role on the spot. There is draft pick, where you pick a role beforehand, and you can also ban a champion. In total 10 champions are banned, 5 from each team. And then there is ranked. This is the most competitive mode, and as a beginner , once you have played 10 ranked games, depending on your win/lose ratio and some other statistics, you get placed in a division. So from lowest to highest we have: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, Grandmaster and Challenger. Most people are either Bronze, Silver or Gold.
To increase in rank you have to win games, and when you lose or win a game you gain or lose lp ( league points). Once you reach a certain amount of lp, you advance onto the next tier, until you reach Challenger where you cannot advance anymore. There, the more lp you have the higher in the rank you are, but it does not really mean that much.
I am not going to explain how everything works, because it is hard to explain everything with words. It is better if you watch a youtube video, or you figure it out yourself, which is a lot more fun.
Another thing I love about league is the cosmetics. There are skins for champions, summoner icons, ward skins and so much more. Unfortunetaly, you do have to buy these with real money, which you convert into in-game currency called rp ( riot points). But, they have a system called hextech crafting, where you can get skins and other cosmetics for free. You collect chests and key fragments, and once you have a key, you open the chest and get your reward. In addition, they have events, which by completing challenges you gain other hextech crafting tools, that give you cosmetics. These events happen quite often, so you never really get bored.
Overall, the game is really fun, eventhough it does take time and a lot of practice to learn how to play. Once you do learn, you and your friends will have a lot of fun!