During Season One, 27 new champions were released.
Champions available 编辑
Champions are being rotated during seasons, including "in-season" champions, this means while you can play all the champs in Normal Games, there will be some Champions that won't be allowed in the Ranked Games:
- That's a very insightful question. We thought a lot about that, and in the short term, we're going to keep releasing champions. In the longer term, as we roll out competitive seasons, our first season will include all champions, but our additional seasons will feature a reduced set of "in-season" champions. This means that -- while you can always play all champions in [casual play] -- the featured competitive mode will have a reduced set of champions that rotates periodically as we cycle through seasons. This allows us to revitalize the metagame; if a particular strategy is getting really strong, one way to make things interesting is to just change the champion rotation. And it also reduces the learning burden for someone coming in, so they don't have to learn 60 champions -- they only have to learn 35 or 40, or whatever number we determine.
The following features were confirmed on the June 15 preview of the Season 1 and have been implemented since the beginning:
- Ranked Games - In Season One, summoners of Level 30 will be able to indulge in the ranked game system. At launch, ranked players will be able to join one of three queues: 3v3 Premade, 5v5 Premade, or 5v5 Solo. Players will receive an individual rating for each of these queues.
- Ladders - Once Ranked Play begins, players who choose to participate will have their Elo ratings displayed publicly on the League of Legends Ladder. On the ladder, players will be able to see just how they stack up against the rest of their fellow summoners. The ladder will be available on the League of Legends Community Site.
- Draft Mode - Champion selection during ranked play will take on the form of a live draft. In 5v5 premade and 3v3 premade, the first phase of this draft process will provide the inviter of each team with the opportunity to ban the use of two champions. Banned champions cannot be selected for use on either team.
- After bans have been dispensed by both sides, the teams will begin the draft process. During ranked play, draft picks will be exclusive, meaning that a drafted champion will not be available for play by the opposing team. The team who received the second ban will begin the drafting process by drafting a single champion. Following that, the game will follow a 1:2:2:2:2:1 draft format for the 5v5 brackets and a 1:2:2:1 format for the 3v3 bracket.
- Through this system, players are encouraged to embrace a wider range of champions, allow for teams to effectively counter popular strategies, and develop a familiarity with their opponents and counter accordingly. Initially Draft Mode will be available both in Ranked Play and in practice games. Normal games still utilize blind pick during champion selection.
- Improved Visual Styles - With the substantial renovations required to support Ranked Games, Riot decided to undergo a complete facelift of the PvP.net interface. The new look for League of Legends is "brighter, more visually appealing, and easier to use".
Grand Finals 编辑
Season 1 will conclude with a $100,000 Grand Finals featuring the best teams from all over the world. Teams will qualify for the grand finals by competing in a circuit of local, online, and global events. At the end of each event, top placing teams will not only be rewarded with cash and prizes, but will also earn ranking points that establish them as the best in their region. Many summoners will thrive, but only one team will earn the title of Season 1 Champion. The Grand Finals are scheduled from June 18 to June 21, 2011 at Dreamhack in Jönköping, Sweden.
The season one regional qualifiers for Dreamhack took place on the weekend of May 27–28, 2011. The 8 top placed teams in each of the north America and Europe divisions competed for a total of 3 seats in each division at the tournament. Combined with 2 seats from Asia this deiced the 8 teams to compete at Dreamhack. Details of the Regional Qualifiers tournament can be found here. The Friday after, On July 3 the season 1 finalists where announced. The qualifier stream had a total of 300,000 unique viewers with a peak of 69,000 people watching at one time.
Teams qualified to compete at Dreamhack 2011:
- File:Season one flag 3.png Against All Authority
- File:Season one flag 0.png Counter Logic Gaming
- File:Season one flag 0.png Epik Gaming
- File:Season one flag 2.png gamed!de
- File:Season one flag 1.png FnaticMSI
- File:Season one flag 5.png Team Pacific
- File:Season one flag 0.png Team SoloMid
- File:Season one flag 4.png Xan
Dreamhack 2011 - Season One Championship 编辑
- All Dreamhack games were played in draft mode with 3 bans available per team.
- The game was patched up to v18.104.22.168b.
Day 1 编辑
Competition started on June 18, 10:30 CEST.
The qualifying matches decided who went to semi-finals. First ranked of a group goes directly, while 2nd and 3rd placed had to dispute a relegation match. The 4th ranked team of a group was eliminated. Ties were broken by using the number of kills combined from every match.
Day 2 编辑
Competition started on June 19, 11:30 CEST.
Relegation matches are played by the 2nd qualified team of a group against the 3rd one of the other group. Winners of those matches goes in semi-finals against the 1st qualified team of the opposing group. Semi-finals matches are played with best of 3 rules.
Day 3 编辑
Competition started on June 20, 13:00 CEST.
¹aAa needed 2 victories to win the match.
Final results 编辑
|Against All Authority||2nd|
|Counter Logic Gaming||5th|
Champion stats 编辑
Aggregated champion statistics from the championship:
- Total games considered: 28.
- Orianna and newer champions were not available in this tournament.
- Out of the 76 available champions, 46 of them made a presence in the 3 days of championship; the other 30 champions were neither picked nor banned in any game.
- Data originally in spreadsheet format.
Unused champions 编辑
- Platinum (Top 0.2%) - 1900 and above (3v3: 1700+, pre-made 5v5: 1750+): a framed summoner icon in platinum, a platinum banner in summoner profile, a platinum forum badge and a special skin for Jarvan IV.
- Gold (Top 3%) - Between 1520 and 1899 (3v3: 1490-1699, pre-made 5v5: 1500-1749): a framed summoner icon in gold, a gold banner in your summoner profile, a gold forum badge and a special skin for Jarvan IV.
- Silver (Top 10%) - Between 1400 and 1519 (3v3: 1410-1489, pre-made 5v5: 1410-1499): a framed summoner icon in silver and a silver banner in your summoner profile.
- Bronze (Top 25%) - Between 1249 and 1399 (3v3: 1249-1409, pre-made 5v5: 1249-1409): a bronze banner in your summoner profile.
Cinematic trailer 编辑
- ↑ Season One launches on July 13th! at the Official Web Page
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Q&A with President Tryndamere at the League of Legends Blog
- ↑ Season One Ladder Extended!
- ↑ Season One Ladder to End in Late August!
- ↑ Season One - Update on Rewards, Timeframe
- ↑ League of Legends Postmortem at Gamespy.com
- ↑ Season One Details Revealed announcement made by Pendragon in the League of Legends Forum
- ↑ Season 1 Grand Finals announced
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