League of Legends (LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and macOS. Inspired by Defense of the Ancients, the game follows a freemium model. The game was released on October 27, 2009
In League of Legends, players assume the role of a "champion" with unique abilities and battle against a team of other player- or computer-controlled champions. In the main game mode, Summoner's Rift, the goal is to destroy the opposing team's Nexus, a structure that lies at the heart of their base, protected by defensive structures. Although other game modes exist, Summoner's Rift is the default League of Legends experience. Champions span a variety of classes and are a blend of various science fiction and fantasy tropes. The setting of the game, Runeterra, has been expanded through a variety of media, including short stories, comic books, computer-generated cinematics, and spin-off games.