League of Legends: Dominion mode launches

Free-to-play online multiplayer action strategy game adds faster-paced capture-and-hold gameplay type, new map, works with existing characters and abilities.

League of Legends has expanded its domain with the launch of the League of Legends: Dominion. A new mode for the multiplayer action strategy game, Dominion adds a capture-and-hold game type to Riot Games' free-to-play PC title in North America and Europe.

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The addition of the Dominion mode also means a new map, Crystal Scar, tailored to the mode's needs and featuring original art. According to Riot Games, Dominion matches are also designed to resolve quicker than the standard League of Legends battles waged on the Summoner's Rift map. Matches on Crystal Scar are expected to resolve in about 20 minutes, according to the developer. Additionally, players will be able to bring their characters, abilities, and skins over from the standard League of Legends to try out in the Dominion mode.

Established in 2006, Riot Games--which is composed of talent from Blizzard Entertainment and the mod community that made DOTA--shipped League of Legends in 2009. The game has attracted 15 million registered players to date and was recently a victim of a LulzSec hack attack that targeted a number of companies. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of League of Legends: Dominion.

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42 comments
elancion
elancion

its fun no complaints,except for the lag issue im experiencing while playing. i still enjoy Summoner's Rift and twisted fate and will continue to play those maps mostly,but i will definitely be jumping in to play dominion from time to time.

vezon
vezon

Billy u cant rest until u have the final word, do u? :)

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

vezon ty for the info the only thing that make your post just a lil more idk sport like is not telling me to be silent and dont comment as i did think this was like every other free mmo but as the 5 other or so people have state its not like the other free k mmos so your post was just what you to lash out? a lil more about something ppl have pointed out well good for you do you feel better?

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

@No1Lives4Ever21 Yeah I agree, and your Master Yi example is perfect. Yi's a pretty mediocre champ that can be shut down hard in summoner's rift. In dominion though thanks to his massive speed, even if he somehow falls behind he's still a threat because he can move to capture points so quickly. I guess it's just a paradigm shift. Heroes that used to be bad are now amazing and vice versa. Definitely makes things fresh, but I still think I prefer summoners rift a bit more.

paxis85
paxis85

@Ballen04 Twisted Fate and Pantheon had their ults nerfed to high heaven because of dominion. they said global ults would be unfair. in the process they removed the only good thing about TF. Panth has his stats buffed to compensate but TF is still pretty useless

c0mmanderKeen
c0mmanderKeen

While I really enjoy LoL and find it a lot of fun for FREE (!) I dont like dominion at all - I miss the harassment laning phases and it seems support champs are sort of useless in unranked dominion play. All you need is DPS..

domine
domine

Maybe is time to review properly this game that don't deserve a 6 -.- 15 milions accounts at least don't agree with the review of gamespot!

Ballen04
Ballen04

@paxis85 really? I didnt see anything mentioned in the patch preview

wexorian
wexorian

indeed good this is where hon failed because they did not evolved :D

vezon
vezon

@BillyColeman just be silent and dont comment. U dont know anything about this game, then why comment. And payment method is more like a donation, if u like the game and have the spare money u pay. Besides only benefit from money is in aesthetics. Actually buying XP and IP bost is against u. Because if u get too fast too lvl 30 u will battle far more skilled foes then u. I found it very fun play the new dominion mode. Even if I dont play AD carry champ on twisted, I love that on that 20min u forget even to breathe properly :). Nobody have time to trash the others, I didnt saw the "noob" word.

paxis85
paxis85

@Ballen04 - You obviously never played as TF... it's already happened

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@shakensparco I sucked balls, now I'm okay at it. It just takes practice really but I'm slow at getting good at games anyway so if people keep at it they can improve faster than me.

Ballen04
Ballen04

Loving this new game mode, I just hope they don't start nerfing characters so they work on Dominion but end up crap on Summoners and Twisted.

TurambarGS
TurambarGS

I'm loving the speed of the new mode, definitely. It does seem to be a bit of a DPS/carry fest at the moment though.

iHarlequin
iHarlequin

This new mode is HECTIC. God, I'm loving it: the matches never drag out, and there's tension 'til the end. Want proof? I was just in a match where we managed to turn a 1 - 89 match by Ace'ing them and holding all the capture points for over a minute. I love it.

cephas90
cephas90

@xboxfanonly It's "grammar". Wow.

shakensparco
shakensparco

What I disliked most about this game was the 90 degree learning curve. Either you are really good or you really suck balls.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

xboxfanonly damn thank you im sure that i did not know my grammer sucks ty for pointing it out:P

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

Jessica_M_C that was not me saying IP boosts for more coin isn't valid. IP it was Arkinhas i was saying K free to play are the ones that f you in the cash shop

xboxfanonly
xboxfanonly

only played one game then i did not care because i lag in dominion for some reason. Had fun though, but im still going to play twisted treeline and SR. hopefully the lag gets fixed and i will play it more often.

Jessica_M_C
Jessica_M_C

@BillyColeman I've also played more than a number of F2P MMOs as well, many where cash shopping is a problem, often with OP items available only with cash that make F2P players competing against cash-shoppers nigh impossible. League of Legends is not one of them. Everything except alternate character skins are available for free. Anything otherwise available only for cash, does nothing but rush you headlong into all the lvl 30 big fish, who will have more experience, and show you that being lvl 30 and having a credit card doesn't make up for raw skill and teamwork. And your example that having skins and IP boosts for more coin isn't valid. IP (free currency) cannot be traded, and neither can items.

No1Lives4Ever21
No1Lives4Ever21

I have really enjoyed Dominion, however I have noticed that champions who are naturally slow have serious issues in the game. Since everything is so fast paced and getting around the map is so important champions like Yi, Rammus, Kennen, and Singed who have abilities that boost movement speed are incredibly powerful. I don't think this is a big enough of a deal to nerf these champions but it is something I have noticed as I am certain others have.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

Reyveign League of Legends nope never have and i may look into it i was just saying to Arkinhas who was talking about free to play games not just League of Legends wich seems to not be all about the cash shop i was reffering too the K mmos i have played

Reyveign
Reyveign

@BillyColeman It's pretty obvious you haven't played League of Legends. I recommend you do so, if you play a lot of other free to play titles, I think you'll be surprised with this one.

Slipknotico20
Slipknotico20

Well, when u reach lvl 30, cash shop items doesnt matter at all.. Exp and Ip boosts are useless. I play like ...5 rounds per day , and i have 2 accounts lvl 30. So, whats the problem with ip and exp boosts ? i didnt use them, and if i used them i wouldnt get any benefit from it.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

Arkinhas (((only to buy skins to look more cute or stylish, or to buy heroes faster, or some Exp and IP Boosts to gain gold and experience in you summoner))) and that stuff you just say is why free to play games are costly and umm what did you say? don't affect the game itself???? try playing most out there were the Exp and IP Boosts and cash shop ppl sell stuff for gold do affect the game did you read your post at all? you came off more ignorant then my first post just buy saying cash shop stuff dont affect the games lol

Arkinhas
Arkinhas

@BillyColeman That's why people should try before insulting... If u want to know, the money spent is only to buy skins to look more cute or stylish, or to buy heroes faster, or some Exp and IP Boosts to gain gold and experience in you summoner but those are things that don't affect the game itself! Open your eyes and investigate a little more =)

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

Tremor671 hey hey now iv had a bad time with free to play stuff ok chill lol jk but yes iv have spent alot on free to play games (thats my bad) if this one ant doing that then i take back my last ignorant post domo

Tremor671
Tremor671

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ExplosiveChorro
ExplosiveChorro

master yi + revive + ghost + boots of mobility + all rest zeals ----> phantoms. Near the end of the game, die, pop revive ghost and hit up a speed buff and watch how fast you can go.

shakmaster13
shakmaster13

I like how quick, but action packed dominion matches are. Unlike the other two maps, if you fall behind or someone on your team feeds, you still have a really legit chance of winning.

AzatiS
AzatiS

@jessica_M_C I agree. But i think dominion is there more for a fun factor than a serious competition. I mean theyll never ruin 3vs3/5vs5 ordinary games balance to balance out dominion. But lets see. Dominion Ranked?!! Maybe!

Jessica_M_C
Jessica_M_C

I hope Riot takes the smart route like NC Soft did with Guild Wars and segments champion stats separately between each mode. Standard and Dominion are so differently focused, some champions may get hammered by their balancing of stats for Dominion and become near useless in Standard Mode, and vise-versa.

Outer_Raven
Outer_Raven

I really like that dominion games last 10-15 minutes. Though I agree with @Richardthe3rd some champions just don't shine like they do in classic mode. I hope they find some way to fix that.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

It's pretty fun, nice to be able to jump into a 15 minute commitment rather than 45-multiple hours on summoners rift. Lots of champions that just don't seem to work in this mode though.

Gen007
Gen007

bout time seems like the wait has been forever gotta check this out soon.