- the crew behind DoTA have hired some of the people behind the popular Defense of the Ancients mod for Warcraft III, taken the basic premise of the game and created their own independent IP - League Of Legends. Players control a Summoner - a commander character that can be leveled up and enhanced - who controls troops taking part in organized arena-type battles. The game is 'semi persistent' with champions and gaining levels and items that are lost at the end of a session, while your core Summoner avatar will be carried forwards to the next bout. Hit the jump for some screens...
If this game is anywhere as fun or addictive as DotA, I'll be really looking forward to it. The real question is whether or not the multiplayer aspect will have the ease of finding players similar to how Bnet operates. The one thing that can kill a (presumably) great game like this faster than AoC is a horrible matchmaking system.