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League of Legends by Riot Games is the most popular esports discipline among amateur and professional players. The decent competitor of Dota 2 gathered more than 600 million gamers for the last decade, while 400 million viewers watch LoL esports tournaments worldwide annually. The most significant and well-known tournament with a huge money prize and the desired champion title engraved on a gorgeous Summoner's cup is the League of Legends World Championship or Worlds. The next most important event is the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) — an annual championship in which teams from various regions participate, determining the position of the teams in the bracket at the Worlds.

League of Legends is most played in South Korea, China, the USA, and Western Europe. But interest in this game exists in every country. This spectacular game attracts players not only by its addictive gameplay but by well-thought Legends' lore and a wide range of unique characters: by 2022, Riot's developers released 158 Legends to suit all tastes. However, you can only get ten champions for completing daily quests at the start of the game. The rest of the heroes can be bought for a fee in the form of an in-game currency.

Legendary MOBA You've Definitely Heard About

Multiplayer online battle arena genre is a competition between two teams of five players on one map, trying to defeat the enemy's base. Like in every MOBA game, you should know LoL's structure and understand its tactics. Every teammate should pick one of five roles — Top Laner, Jungler, Mid Laner, Bot Laner, or Support, and try to unleash the potential of the selected Legend, boosting their skills during the game.

Killing enemies, forest creatures, and enemy minions, as well as destroying towers, will help you level up your character faster and increase your team's advantage. If you've played other MOBAs before, you'll quickly understand how laning and game tactics work.

The influence of League of Legends goes far beyond esports. In 2021, Netflix released an animated action-adventure series, "Arcane," based on the in-game lore and characters' relationships, which instantly gained a resounding success among fans of the game and viewers who were completely unfamiliar with the League of Legends esports.

WePlay provides a complete list of League of Legends information on this page: latest LoL news, patch notes, and the necessary system requirements.

League of Legends release date: October 27, 2009.

League of Legends platforms include only PC and Mac.

League of Legends system requirements


CPU: Intel Core i3-530, AMD A6-3650, Mac: Intel Core i5-750 (SSE2).

GPU: NVidia GeForce 9600GT, AMD HD 6570, Intel HD 4600 Integrated Graphics.

GPU Features for Windows: DX10-Level Hardware.

VRAM: 1 Gb.

Free Storage Space: 16 Gb HDD for Windows, 12 Gb HDD for Mac.

OS Versions: Windows 7, 8, 10 (X86 32-bit, x64) or MacOS 10.12 (x64).

RAM: 2 Gb.

Recommended GFX Setting: Low.

Recommended Resolution: 1024x768.


CPU: Intel Core i5-3300, AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (SSE4 for Windows, SSE3 for Mac).

GPU: NVidia GeForce 560, AMD Radeon HD 6950, Intel UHD 630 Integrated Graphics.

GPU Features for Windows: DX11-Level Hardware.

VRAM: 2 Gb.

Free Storage Space: 16 Gb SSD.

OS Versions: Windows 10 (x64) or MacOS 11 (x64).

RAM: 4 Gb.

Recommended GFX Setting: High.

Recommended Resolution: 1920x1080.