Riot Games’ League of Legends is one of the most popular video games. Available for Microsoft Windows, League of Legends was first announced in October 2008, and released on 27th of October 2009. Ever since then, the game has been enjoying a great number of followers.
A total of 11.5 million people on average play this game every month, with more than 32 million people have already signed up to play the game worldwide. As Season 2 of competitive play has started, everybody wants to know what is so alluring in the game.
League of Legends promotes a responsible sporting community, which is responsible for the huge fan base for the game. Developer Riot is handing the keys to the sporting community over to players.
Riot implemented a leaver penalty, which penalizes those who quit the game in the middle without finishing the match. You can quit the game at any moment but you will have to remain ready to get penalized.
The first couple of penalties are placid that just warns the leaver, but the following some penalties are short-term bans. But continuing leaving matches will eventually through the offender from the game altogether. In simple words, the game encourages sportsmanship and rewarded players for it, and punished disloyal players.
Deep character customization is the second feature that makes the players of the game to stick to it for a long time. Players are allowed to customize their characters with skins, which alters the appearance of the champion. Players are allowed to save a number of different mastery arrangements or set-ups for their different champions.
Free-to-play is perhaps the biggest reason behind the popularity of the game. Most things that a player requires to spend real money on are cosmetic. Everything else can be bought with in-game currency that can be earned by simply playing and enjoying the video game.