VGW: League of Legends has always been the players’ game as much as it has been the project and devotion of Riot Games. Being free-to-play from the start, the company has been heavily reliant on the undying support of the community. Some may rage while others try to keep the peace when expressing their opinions, but regardless, the passion people have shown has allowed it to grow to such impressive numbers. As a game that’s more accessible than DotA, it’s allowed the genre to grow into something much bigger than seen just a few years ago. The balance between ease of jumping in and out of playing the game, along with the enjoyable nature of leveling up your character and trying out different combinations of items, while outplaying your opponents, has made for a very addictive and easy-to-get-into experience. As someone who has been playing the game since 2009, I’ve seen the growth first-hand.