The relatively new MOBA genre has seen a massive surge in popularity over the last few years, due mainly to the popularity of DotA
remakes like League of Legends
and Heroes of Newerth
. It's hard to believe it, but League of Legends
is already almost two years old. The free-to-play giant celebrates its second birthday this Thursday the 27th of October, and the developers at Riot Games
aim to make sure the day goes down in players' memories. Celebrations have been planned for the big day
, but Riot is keeping the details a secret until the day. Players are urged to keep an eye on the LoL
website on Thursday.
To help celebrate reaching the two year mark, Riot has released an interactive development timeline page
showing the game's development from launch day all the way up to last week's Graves patch. The timeline shows when each of LoL's champions was implemented, as well as major developments like the Twisted Treeline 3v3 map, the player-mediated banning tribunal and the recent release of the Dominion game mode.