I am a lazy, lazy man (and actually very busy too). I’ll admit that right away. I won’t even put this fantastic piece of news that a new game mode along with a new map is coming to league of legends in my own words. So, here is the press release and a trailer!
Many of you may have been wondering out loud just what we have in store for the future. Today we are pleased to give you your first look at League of Legends: Dominion, the largest game update in the history of League of Legends. This update will feature not only a brand new map, but also an entirely new game mode showcasing innovative gameplay never before attempted in the MOBA genre.
For quite some time, all of you have been clamoring for new battlefields upon which to test your skills against other summoners in League of Legends. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve heard you, and that for over a year our Design Team has been working tirelessly to craft Dominion into a truly new and groundbreaking experience.
On the Crystal Scar players will battle for control of five capture points, holding them to damage their enemies’ nexus. The game ends when one team had seized control long enough to drain the opposing team’s nexus down to zero. Battles last around 20 minutes, and focus on high-intensity, player-versus-player combat. If you’ve been looking for a fast-paced, high-intensity competitive gaming experience, this is what you’ve been waiting for.
We’re taking Dominion on the road during convention season this year, allowing you to get your hands on the new game mode at both Gamescom in Cologne, Germany and PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington! Stay tuned for more details as we draw closer to these exciting events.
To find out more about this upcoming game mode and new Field of Justice, as well as get your first look at what Dominion will be like in action, visit the official Dominion Website.
Update: Some of you have expressed interest in when Dominion will be available worldwide, and we wanted to respond to that directly. While we take a “when it’s ready” approach to our feature releases, youwill be able to play Dominion in a nearly complete state at GamesCom (August 17-21) in Europe and at PAX Prime (August 26-28) in North America.
League of Legends: Dominion will make it into your daily play schedule shortly after PAX.
Keep an eye out on our website over the month of August for more information, video documentaries, trailers, live streams and gameplay previews.