Have you ever heard the phrase “easy to learn, difficult to master?” This phrase used to describe League of Legends. But now that the game has over 120 champions, each with a unique kit that new players have to understand in order to be competitive (not to mention more subtle info like item builds, team synergies, and who got buffed or nerfed on the current patch), it is more like “maddening to learn, impossible to master.” And that doesn’t even take into account the tidal waves of toxic bullshit new players have to face from LoL‘s famously noxious community.
These seemingly insurmountable barriers to entry might be causing LoL‘s player base to begin to shrink for the first time in its history.
Is there anything that can be done to get League of Legends growing again? I believe there is. And I think Riot Games should look to the e-sports pioneer Blizzard for a potential solution.
League of Legends needs a single-player campaign.
In the meantime, let me know in the comments: what moments in LoL‘s lore would you like to see explored in a single-player story mode?
My number one choice: Jinx vs. Caitlyn and Vi.
They even already have a great cinematic sequence lined up!