League of Legends has been launched for nearly 14 years. However, the plagiarism controversy of League of Legends has always existed. However, Riot Club’s persistent operation and excellent marketing methods have made the game a game that the world will pay attention to. Here will explain to the players how Fist Club One overcomes the difficulties, and even open the universe of Runeland for their own games.
The birth of MOBA
Moba game was launched from Warcraft 3 in 2002. A Modder named Eul used a custom map Aeon of Strife in StarCraft as his map structure, and then modified it to become a Dota map. It is worth mentioning that this map will appear in almost every Moba game nowadays.
After the expansion of Frozen Throne was launched, two other creators who made custom maps chose to modify Eul’s Dota and add more well-known characters, equipment and skills in Warcraft. At this time, a new version of Dota All-Star was born. Since the quality of the content is richer than that of the first edition, this change also makes Dota more popular.
Then, the appearance of Guinsoo added equipment synthesis system, wild area design and new characters to Dota. These new elements allow players who have never played Warcraft to begin to experience Dota. In order to allow Dota players to discuss, Guinsoo formed a team, including Pendragon and IceFrog. At this time, Pendragon created a Dota All-Star website, allowing players to discuss the game in the forum. Icefrog not only manages the game very well, but also interacts with players on the forum.
The birth of League of Legends
In 2006, college students Ryze and Tryndamere felt that many game companies would only launch single-player games instead of long-term operation of single games. So they were inspired by Dota and wanted to make a long-running Moba game. They received funding from angel investors to establish Riot Club, and used their own engine to develop League of Legends with Dota as the design concept. In order to make the game more perfect, they invited the former Dota creator Guinsoo to join the team.
In order to make League of Legends appear in front of the public, Guinsoo decided to invite Pendragon, who was managing the Dota website at the time, to join Riot Club. However, after Pendragon joined Riot, he promoted the League of Legends on the Dota All-Star website, and still used the way of belittling Dota to promote League of Legends. This makes players feel very disgusted with this, and even found that some of the characters in League of Legends were inspired by the Dota All-Star website.
Later, Icefrog received Gaben’s invitation to join V and produced the official version of Dota 2, while Guinsoo continued to run League of Legends. Since the Pendragon incident, the communities of Dota and League of Legends are no longer peaceful. In foreign countries, due to the Pendragon incident and the similarity between the role of League of Legends and the role in Dota, plagiarism disputes have been triggered. As for China, the League of Legends was funded by Tencent at the time, and Tencent used a way of disparaging Dota to promote League of Legends. This has even happened in recent years. This has also led to the scolding war between Chinese players from time to time.
Advantages of League of Legends
From the data point of view, neither of these two games have a decisive victory or defeat. Instead, they both manage their games very well and make their communities more stable. The difference between them lies in the way they operate. In addition to stabilizing its own community, League of Legends also attracts new players in some ways. Although Dota 2 has a very mature system, the strict replenishment mechanism, slower game rhythm and more challenging operations are not friendly to novices. Compared to League of Legends, the pace of the game is slower. Although the operation of the two games has a certain degree of difficulty, it is just that the equipment of Dota 2 is more complicated, and most of them need to be pressed, which causes the difficulty of operation to increase.
The League of Legends system simplifies the game, allowing players to focus more on the skills of their characters and making it easier for novices to learn. There was once a saying, “League of Legends used to be easy for Dota players to get started, but it would be very difficult for League of Legends players to play Dota.” This does not mean that one of them is not fun or the operation is not friendly, but their way of playing is different. League of Legends is so attractive to players because in addition to having a more friendly game system, character design, worldview, and operation are all attractive.
First of all, let’s talk about character design. players noticed that Dota 2’s character designs are mostly based on monsters, demons, and orcs. In the early days of League of Legends, the role of the game was very ugly, but after changing the painting team, they began to pay attention to the taste of young players. Compared with all kinds of Warcraft, players prefer handsome men and beauties and various handsome skins.
League of Legends is one of the games that attracts money very much. Because the skins they launched are very beautiful, but the prices are very expensive, so many players were reluctant to buy them at that time, so League of Legends joined the loot system. As long as the player keeps playing, they can get boxes and keys. After opening the box, they will get any skin randomly, so that players without krypton can also experience beautiful skins. This also allows many free players to get a lot of skins, which is very satisfied.
Although both the League of Legends and Dota 2’s e-sports events are held very well, their markets are different from each other. Riot Club has made a significant contribution to its own World Championship. In order to make the world game more grand, Riot Club will almost always release a series of skins, original songs and MVs. Every piece of music is very amazing and the MV animation also makes people repeat the loop because of the extremely high quality. League of Legends also crushed Dota 2 in this year’s e-sports because of its entertainment.
League of Legends Spin-off
In addition to operating games, Riot has created a worldview for the IP of League of Legends, and even has a website to learn about the story of Runeland. Although Dota also has a worldview, it is almost always fragmented and vague. Riot Club has also slowly started to develop in the world view of Rune Land, and established Riot Forge to create a role story for them.
As early as 2019, Riot announced that Arcane would be launched in 2020, but due to the epidemic, it was forced to postpone it to this year. After the launch of Arcane, players will be more able to experience the unknown stories behind the characters in the game, and even players who have not experienced League of Legends will begin to play LoL. Arcane is arguably the best-looking game adaptation in recent years, and its success has also allowed Riot Club to develop other game types such as card, fighting, RPG, MMORPG and even independent games.
The constant breakthroughs of Riot Club have made the so-called plagiarism works of its own style. They have also begun to contact games in various fields to expand their IP value. Although League of Legends initially used demeaning methods to promote the game, but in recent years, Riot Club has really relied on their strength to launch new works.