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One of the world’s popular video games, League of Legends consists of two teams of five players, fights to get the control of square battlefield. Whereas each match is quite complex with the same patterns emerging over time.
A gaming site captures the movements of 100,000 players in 10,000 games, showing over a 6 years of cumulative player time.
Actually, League of Legends evolves as a miniature hero’s journey: In the start of the game, players begin as weak characters who worked in different areas to build strength and defeat monsters. In the end of the game, super-powered heroes fight together in team battles.
When one team destroys it’s opponent’s base, which normally takes 30 to 40 minutes, the game is won.
League of Legends selects more than hundred heroes with diverse talents, players wage pyrotechnic war as knights, ninjas and robots. During peak hours, around 8 million people fights in order to raise their rankings. Global competition is powerful and, eventually, specialized roles develop as millions of players jointly find most advantageous strategies.