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League of Legends (abbreviated LoL ) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and macOS. The game follows a freemium model and is supported by microtransactions , and was inspired by the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne mod , Defense of the Ancients . 
League of Legends is a 3D , third-person multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game.  The game consists of 3 current running game modes: Summoner's Rift, Twisted Treeline, and Howling Abyss.  Another game mode, The Crystal Scar, has since been removed.  Players compete in matches, lasting anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes on average. In each game mode teams work together to achieve a victory condition, typically destroying the core building (called the Nexus) in the enemy team's base after bypassing a line of defensive structures called turrets, or towers.
Accounts are given rankings based on the Elo rating system , with proprietary adjustments.  These ratings are used in automated matchmaking to make games with players of comparable skill level on each team.