What is League of Legends?
League of Legends is a fast-paced, competitive online game that blends the speed and intensity of an RTS with RPG elements. Two teams of powerful champions, each with a unique design and playstyle, battle head-to-head across multiple battlefields and game modes. With an ever-expanding roster of champions, frequent updates and a thriving tournament scene, League of Legends offers endless replayability for players of every skill level.
Download League of Legends now and join the tens of millions already competing.
Combine strategic thinking, lightning reflexes and coordinated team-play to crush your enemies in both small-scale skirmishes and intense 5v5 battles
Strategize and Evolve
With regular gameplay updates, multiple maps and game modes, and new champions constantly joining the League, the only limit to your success is your own ingenuity
Compete Your Way
Whether you’re enjoying a game against bots or climbing the ranks of the league system, League of Legends has the tech to quickly match you with a group of similarly-skilled competitors
Fight with honor
Compete with honor and receive special commendations from your peers to reward your good sportsmanship
As the world’s most active competitive scene, League of Legends sports numerous tournaments worldwide, including the prestigious Championship Series where salaried pros compete for millions
World’s Largest Online Gaming Community
Join the world’s largest online gaming community: make friends, form teams and battle tens of millions of opponents from countries across the globe, then exchange strats on reddit, YouTube, the forums and beyond
Getting Started in League of Legends
A lot goes into a successful battle on the Fields of Justice. In the new player guide, you’ll learn how to control your champion, the structures you’ll encounter on the battlefield and play through the tutorial process. When you’re ready, you’ll enter the fray in your first game of competitive League of Legends.
Battlefields fall into two primary game modes: Classic and Dominion. Classic game mode requires you to destroy the enemy’s nexus while defending your own. A game of Dominion requires you to hold the majority of capture points on the map to damage the enemy nexus.
League of Legends’ flagship Field of Justice, Summoner’s Rift, remains the battleground of choice for the majority of players. Two teams of five champions battle across three lanes and an expansive jungle that holds powerful buffs and major neutral objectives. An extended laning phase and large-scale team fights are characteristic of this battlefield.
The second Field of Justice added to League of Legends, Twisted Treeline, features two lanes and teams of three champions. Champions begin play with higher starting gold totals than Summoner’s Rift, sparking fast engagements and frequent team fights. A single, centralized jungle between the lanes holds capturable altars that encourage battle over neutral objectives and frequent ganking.
Inspired by the popular community game mode All Random All Mid, the Howling Abyss features two teams of five champions battling over a single lane. The summoner platform provides no healing and shopping is strictly limited to periods after your champion has died. This pushes the map toward aggressive, high-intensity gameplay centered on team fights.
The premier map of the Dominion game mode, the Crystal Scar features five capture points arranged in a circle around a powerful team buff. Champions begin play at level 3, leveling up and acquiring gold rapidly as the game progresses. Small-scale skirmishes and huge kill scores are the hallmarks of this fast-paced battleground.