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League of Legends (or as it was previously known, League of Legends: Clash of Fates) is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre video game developed by Riot Games, to operate on the Microsoft Windows operating system. It was first announced on October 7th, 2008 and released a year later on October 27th, 2009.The game was in beta from April 10th, 2009 to October 26th, 2009.


Players are formed into two even teams of three or five players on each team. Each team starts at opposing sides of a map, near what is called a "Nexus". To win a match, a team must destroy the opposing team's nexus. To do so, each team must work through a series of towers called "turrets". Turrets are often placed along a path to each base often referred to as a "lane". Along the way, each player gains levels by killing the opposing team's "minions" (Small NPCs that constantly spawn and attack the other team), and buy "items" to advance their character.