League of Legends: Learning to Lead’ looks at the increasing popularity of this competitive game as an e-sport. From university students to avid professional gamers, players of all levels share their personal views on League of Legends and the strategies they use in-game, looking at the risks they are willing to take to perform on a professional level. Featuring the UK’s biggest e-sports competition at Insomnia Festival, the documentary follows the intricacies of game play that go beyond winning, focusing more on the journey of learning, participating, and growing both in and outside the game.’
What is League of Legends?
League of Legends (LoL) is a popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Riot Games. It was first released in October 2009. In the game, players assume the role of “champions,” which are powerful characters with unique abilities, and compete in teams against each other in matches that typically last around 20 to 40 minutes.
The main objective of League of Legends is to destroy the opposing team’s Nexus, which is the core building located within their base. Players work together to advance through lanes, defeating AI-controlled minions and opposing champions, while also strategically capturing objectives and taking down enemy turrets to gain an advantage. The game offers a variety of maps, each with its own layout and objectives, but the core gameplay mechanics remain consistent across them.
League of Legends is known for its strategic depth, team coordination, and the ever-evolving meta-game as new champions and balance changes are introduced. Players can choose from a roster of over 150 champions, each with their own unique abilities and playstyles. The game’s competitive scene is a major aspect, with professional tournaments and leagues held worldwide, attracting a large and passionate player base.
Since its release, League of Legends has become one of the most popular and successful online games, influencing the growth of the esports industry and creating a thriving community of players, streamers, and content creators.