League of Legends is a team game very similar to the WarCraft 3 custom map DotA. There are two bases, one on either side of the map and several "lanes" between the bases along which AI controlled units spawn. There is a base in the bottom left, and a base in the top right. 3 lanes connect the two bases and every 30 seconds AI controlled "minions" spawn in each lane. Everyone who is in the game controls 1 "champion" unit and your job as a team is to push your lanes and destroy the opposing base. The lanes are protected by turrets and so you need your own minions along side you to be able to kill the turrets without getting targeted by them. 2 bases, 3 lanes, 5 players per team. There is also The Crystal Scar, the map currently used for the Dominion game mode.

What are Champions?Edit

Champions are the powerful units that you get to control. You pick 1 before the map loads and that is the champion you will use for that match. Champions start each match at level 1 their max level is 18. The important thing to consider is the stats of the champion you select will be affected by the level of your account.

What do 'account-levels' have to do with anything?Edit

When you create an account you have a level 1 account. That is called your 'Summoner Level'. You are the summoner, and the champion you select for the match is the 'summoned'. You increase your summoner level by playing matches. Every match you play will earn you XP and IP. Earning enough XP will increase your summoner level with the max level being 30. Wins are worth more XP/IP than losses, so try to win. Your summoner level also determines:

  • How many runes you can slot and
  • How many mastery points you can allot

If you are low leveled still and playing by yourself then the game will try and pair you against similarly leveled opponents, but if you are playing with higher leveled friends then it will seek higher leveled opponents. Just something to consider when you start learning how to play.

What is IP again?Edit

IP is the other kind of points you earn when you play matches. You earn both XP and IP and IP are the points that you use to purchase runes and champions. Yes, that’s right, you have to "buy" the champions, but you get the points for free so its not a bad deal. (You can also spend real money on champion packs if you would rather not take the time to earn them) The point is that you get the IP for free so you should figure out which champions you are good with and spend it on those. When you buy a champion you will have it unlocked on your account forever. And if you don't buy ANY champions, you will still have access to 10 of them. Every week there are 10 "free" champions. But they are only free for the week and 10 different champions will be free the next week. And so if you are level 1 you still have 10 champions available to you and so try them out, figure out which one you might like to spend points on and then buy it.

And so IP is good for Champions and Runes. You can also spend *real money* to unlock champions but you can NOT unlock runes with real money, only IP and so runes have to be earned.

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To sum up:Edit

  • You have an account that goes up to level 30 (this is your summoner level)
  • You earn XP (to level up the account) and IP (to buy champions/runes) every time you play a match
  • You have rune pages (with up to 30 slots)
  • You have a mastery page to spec (with up to 30 points) (and you can respec as much as you want)
  • We also have an in-game chat room, called board 8. Once you enter, set it to autojoin on startup.
  • The best is Ulti crying about being bronze trash in every topic right after he loses yet another ranked game (He is currently losing in ranked as you read this).

Who on Board 8 plays this game anyways?Edit

GameFAQs Name LoL Name Champions Played
Accel ACE HeishiroT Ahri, Blitzcrank, Caitlyn, Riven, Ryze, Soraka
Aecioo Aecioo
AfroSquirrel AfroSquirrel

Lux (favorite), Fiora, Leona, Soraka

Agesboy ??? Heimer
Anagram Burpcycle Amumu, Ashe, Jax, Leona, Miss Fortune, Riven, Sivir, Sona
Articuno2001 Arctic Cress Annie, Caitlyn, Master Yi, Taric
BakusaiTenketsu SummonerXVII Riven, Sivir, Sona, Soraka, Teemo
Biolizard AlphaRayAllen Gangplank, Taric, Skarner, Sona, Nunu
Black Turtle blackturtle2112 Janna, Karma, Lux, Maokai
Boko RobinScherbatsky Kennen
cf is best TehMop Amumu, Ashe, Malzahar, Zilean
Chaotic Mind Xetherion Mundo, Udyr, Malphite, LeBlanc, Morgana, Fizz, Gangplank, Jax, Rammus, Veigar
ChichiriMuyo ChichiriMuyo Morgana
Colegreen_c12 Colegreen Annie, Gangplank, Shen, Soraka
CommodoreTN CommodoreTN Annie, Ashe, Nami, Nunu, Taric (other mid/supports when free)
CoolCly Caster Cly Olaf, Tristana, Veigar
CPU Jack Haruka Amumu, Gangplank, Hecarim, J4, Leona, Malzahar, Maokai, MF, Sejuani, Sona, Thresh, Viktor
Czuchles Sun Da Pang Soraka
Daranix Daranix Akali, Garen, Malzahar, Udyr
Darkemaste ??? Evelynn, Janna, Varus, Poppy, Lulu, Kayle, Warwick, Soraka
Dark Young Link DYLinky Ahri, Tristana, ???
Dorami Raftina Leona, Blitzcrank, Soraka, Ashe, Jarvan
EDumey Dumey Ashe
Ermine Porcupine Cub, Ickis Fizz, Rammus, Renekton, Rumble, Skarner, Sona, Twitch, Volibear
FatalO ???? Zyra (favorite)
FFDragon ??? TIBBERS (w/ Annie), VOLIBEAR
Forceful Dragon TheFD Shyvana, Singed, Nunu, Amumu, Warwick, Lee Sin, Udyr, Sona, Kayle, Skarner, Rammus, Gangplank, Alistar, Garen, Malphite, Maokai, Nasus, Nocturne, Pantheon
Frostmage82 Shyft4 Nunu, Mundo, Hecarim, Kennen, Kassadin
Furious Fura Morbid Lunacy [EUW server] Jayce, Syndra, Orianna, Vladimir, Graves
gamerextreme gamerextreme
Grey_Asakura ??? Diana, Akali, Ahri
Gwindor Maleficarum
HanoftheNekos Xinfis Amumu, Annie, Ashe, Lux, Taric, Xin Zhao
HeroicCactObo Zaigan Nunu, Pantheon, Ryze, Shen, Vayne
HeroicGammaRay HGR1 Anivia, Ashe, Lux, Sona
HuffnpUff20 ??? Lux (favorite)
IngmarBirdman ImaJunkyoBell Dr. Mundo, Lee Sin, Ryze, Tristana
Iubaris CCSkyfish Alistar, Ashe, Lux
jam643d jam643d Amumu, Udyr
jdizzy156 PurpleReign1 Annie, Evelynn, Morgana, Sion
Justin_Crossing Chaeix Sivir, Miss Fortune, Caitlyn, Lux, Brand, Swain, Riven, Nocturne, Janna
KBM VengefulKBM Gangplank, Veigar, Singed, Nunu, Taric, Zilean, Caitlyn
KamikazePotato Mr Popo Ezreal (especially AP), Nocturne, Garen, Master Yi
KanzarisKelshen Adel Dijerek Ashe, Jax, Lux, Mordekaiser, Rumble
keeganmw Anonyman Blitzcrank, Gangplank, Karthus
kevrest Adrian Midnite Ezreal, Gangplank, Kayle, Pantheon, Rammus
KommunistKoala KommunistKoala Graves, Maokai, Draven
Kuge Skyleko Jinx (favorite), Lux, Twisted Fate, Wukong, Ashe, Thresh
LamdaMax Caratheodory Varus, Twitch, Zyra, Annie, Singed
LazyKenny ??? Tristana, Rumble, Lulu, Veigar, Ziggs.
Lopen Lopen Evelynn, Janna, Singed
Luis_Sera89 Combat Cleric, NewVanguard Irelia, Miss Fortune, Orianna
linkhatesganon koriki, sissile Vayne (favorite), Jinx, Lux, Caitlyn, Sivir, Amumu, Singed, Soraka, Nami, Janna, Sona, Morgana, Yi, Orianna, Twitch, Kog'Maw, Teemo, Nasus
masterplum Masterplum Gangplank, Blitz
McBones ShaqThisAccount Anivia, Blitzcrank, Kayle, Nasus, Riven, Shyvana, Udyr
mcflubbin LazerBears Gragas, Janna, Miss Fortune, Karma, Nunu
Mega Mana B8Mana Morgana, Nunu, Heimerdinger
Megaman703 Megaman703 Garen, Lux
MenuWars menuwars ???
MercuryAdept17 MercuryAdept Akali, Amumu, Annie, Irelia, Janna, Katarina, Leblanc, Lux, Miss Fortune, Swain
Mukmaster Jibamao
MZero Sharpiesan VOLIBEAR (favorite), ???
Naomi_Diamond ??? Fizz, Vayne
neonreaper Rhino Noises ???
nintendogirl1 EnnyOne [EUW server] Ashe(favorite), Cho'Gath
Peace___Frog Peaf Alistar, Blitzcrank, Irelia, Leona, Nidalee, Soraka, Mundo, Taric
Phase AgaresOaks (Dominion only) Riven, Wukong, Maokai, Vayne
PotatoCannon PotatoCannon Kennen, Nunu
PrivateBiscuit1 PBizzy Alistar, Malphite, Master Yi, Nautilus, Pantheon, Renekton, Ryze, Sivir, Soraka
profDEADPOOL profGnardian Vi (favorite) , Zac, Draven, Rumble, Darius, Gnar
Realo BrandonFromLV Singed
red13n red13n Anivia (favorite), Ahri, Akali, Brand, Kennen, Malzahar, Renekton, Xerath, Ziggs RangedPhysDPS
Regaro Regaro Riven, Twitch, Wukong, Anivia, Viktor, Sona, etc
resistance_pro ewok69 Ashe, Jarvan IV
Robazoid ??? Morgana (Favorite), Zyra, Galio, Orianna
RX7InfinitiIII Granette Akali, Caitlyn, Cho'Gath, Shen, Thresh, Twitch, Yorick
Serpit ??? Riven, Ez, Zyra, Amumu
Shadow1psc Shadow1psc
Silvercross TheSilvercross Blitzcrank, Morgana, Lux, Sivir
Silver_Shot Vespis Ashe, Cho'Gath, Fiddlesticks, Kassadin, Malzahar, Mundo, Nocturne, Urgot
Sir Chris Achromatic Annie, Ashe, Vayne, Graves
SorrySleeping Comrade Morpheus ???
SpeedYoshi Hrezs Amumu, Anivia, Cho'Gath, Graves, Taric, Warwick
spiegel22 spiegel22 Shen, Soraka, Tristana
SpikeDragon Igknighted Evelynn, Kog'Maw, Syndra
SuorGenoveffa ???? Malzahar
superangelo128 superange Leona, Soraka, Lulu, Poppy
Sytha Syfia Jarvan IV (favorite), Caitlyn, Vi, Xin Zhao, Vayne, Lee Sin, Quinn, Riven
Tirofog Tirofog Annie, Ashe, Shen, Zilean
TUM FadedSentry Almost all supports, Kass, Morde, Shen
tyder21 Tyder21 Kha'Zix, Fizz, Nasus, Tristana, Annie
Ulti Ultimaterializer Warwick, Aatrox, Jinx
Vincentlauw Vincentlauw Ashe, Cho'Gath, Master Yi, Nunu, Ryze, Shen
Voltch Voltch

Ashe, Sivir, Sona

Wedge Antilles Best Best NA NA Jarvan IV/Nocturne (Jungle), Thresh/Zilean (Support), Gragas/Talon/Lux/Ziggs (Mid), Ashe/Varus/Ezreal/Jinx (ADC), Olaf/Jax (Top)
Wicklebee Wicklebee Annie, Cassiopeia, Lucian, Maokai, Nami, Nasus, Quinn, Shen, Sivir, Sona, Trundle, Varus, Vi, Wukong, Xerath
YetAnothrShadow Dynamite Anivia, Kha Zix, Rengar, Twisted Fate, Orianna, Nautilus, VOLIBEAR, Kennen, Rumble, Lulu, Ziggs
ZaziGuado Snowpork Janna, Malphite, Sona, Soraka