There are 2 modes in League of Legends: Classic game mode and Dominion mode. For Dominion mode there is one map that is 5v5, Crystal Scar map with two types of gameplay: normal blind pick or draft pick. The game is viewed is top-down isometric perspective in third person (omnipresence).
For blind pick, you do not get to see your opponents heroes till loading screen pops up. As for draft pick, each team take turn banning/omitting champions/heroes.
The team then picks characters in this order:
- first team that bans character picks 1 character, opponent chooses 2 characters
- first team chooses 2 characters, opponent chooses 2 characters
- first team chooses 2 characters, and opponent chooses last character
There are two main modes in this game: 1.) defend your own capture point, 2.) take over opponent’s capture points and to do these you must engage in combat with them, along with team work with your team.
League of Legends is known for game play on the Field of Justice map. Dominion is a new 5v5 type of game on a new map, the Crystal Scar Field of Justice to destroy the enemy nexus. Dominion’s play style is a “capture-and –hold’ that brings faster action and tactical game play. Both team’s nexus has 500 life points and these life points diminish by controlling more Capture points than the enemy team; no damage is done with equal amount of Capture Points. The map has 5 Capture Points, with more Points captured, spawning of minions will increase.
The cons are that if you are paired with lower level players, there is a higher chance of losing. Dominion requires higher team co-ordinationin to maintain your teams capture points and if losing one capture point there is a high chance the team could lose if they only have 2 capture points left, their nexus life would decrease more. An additional would be some players are item reliant and do not play well in the early period of the game and could cost the team more damage. Overall, it is a fast paced game if the players like to get a dose of League of Legends.