Have you ever heard of League of Legends ? Unless you have lived out of the world of exports to date, it is likely yes: it is one of the most famous and used export in the world, and there is no electronic sports fanatic who has not at least made a little thought on the possibility of playing some matches! Developed by Riot Games for Windows and OS platforms, it is actually used by tens of millions of players every day but … for what reason? And how can you play and bet with LOL?
What is League of Legends?
League of Legends is a MOBA developed by Riot Games for all major operating systems. Strategic play in real time, since 2009 (the year of its official post-beta launch) it has attracted hundreds of millions of players across the planet, with a growing appeal that has guaranteed LOL the chance to boast more than 30 on its servers millions of people who populate its platform every day.
For more information go to the Official League Of Legends website.
Also available in Italian, the game requires users to be divided into 2 teams of 3-5 “champions” (depending on the map chosen): each team starts on opposite sides of the map, next to its Nexus. The game declares itself won when the opponent’s Nexus is destroyed, or if the team surrenders.
However, conquering the Nexus is not a simple task: reaching the goal means crossing a path characterized by a series of towers (Turrets), positioned on the main lines, in order to slow down the advance of the Minions (PNGs created automatically by the platform) and of the opposing champions.
How are LOL’s ESports performed?
Numerous LOL tournaments, leagues and leagues are organized in all the main countries of the world: these are regulated and supervised competitions, within which the requirements of correctness and transparency are guaranteed.
Among the most famous leagues in the world are the EU LCS (Europe), the NA LCS (North America), the LCK (South Korea), the LPL (China) and the LMS (South East Asia). Then there are the Challenger series (the most important are in Europe and the United States) and world tournaments, such as the World Championship, held in October, the Mid Season Invitational, the All Star Event and the International Wildcard.
Who are the LOL Stars?
As in all competitions, even in LOL there are squares of particular notoriety and importance, emerging teams, globally recognized champions, young promises, and so on.
In the difficult attempt to reconstruct who the strongest teams are, a brief mention is surely due to Fnatic, champions of the first season of LOL and able to win 7 international tournaments and numerous “secondary” prizes. The team is currently composed of Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, Lauri “Cyanide” Happonen, Enrique “xPeke” Cedeño Martínez, Johannes “Puszu” Uibos, Bora “YellOwStaR” Kim.
Other particularly famous teams include Gambit BenQ, Lemondogs, Cloud 9 HyperX, TSM Snapdragon, Vulcun TechBargains, Najin Black Sword, OMG, Samsung Ozone, Royal Club Huang Zu, SK Telekom T1, Gamania Bears, Team Mineski.
Is it possible to bet on LOL?
Now that we have briefly summarized the main features of League of Legends, it might be useful to know that you can bet on LOL exactly as you could on any other sport.
Therefore, on the main bookmakers you will surely find a section dedicated to electronic sports and, inside it, hundreds of different bets on single matches or on the final outcome. Not only that: in addition to winning bets on who will go to the final or who will win the competition, or who will win the most in the most visible match, you will also have the chance to bet on even more specific events, such as those who destroy the first tower (a sort of “who makes the first goal” in the world of football).