League of Legends

An American man talks about why he loves playing and watching the popular online multiplayer video game, League of Legends.

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Dictation

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Transcript

My favorite video game of all time is League of Legends.

I really like the competitive element of the game, it's something that I like watching professional players, you know, excel at it. It's watching gamers at their, sort of, peak level. Moving as fast as possible, strategizing, and communicating with their teams.

It's a very hard game, in order to get into the higher rankings. But it's a game that you can both enjoy as a player and as a spectator. So even when I'm working or I'm too focused on what I'm doing, with my day-to-day tasks, I can kind of have that on in the background, and watch it like anybody else would watch a regular sport.

League of Legends is great because every game of League of Legends is different. You never know how the game is going to play out before it happens. And it's a game that can be concluded within an hour, and have you(r) grasp within it the entire time. You feel like every single minute of the game is an exciting experience, because every single minute of the game could be a decisive moment that decides who will win.

And I like the element of the prize pools. A lot of companies pool in millions of dollars to finance these competitive tournaments. And I think it adds a really intense element to the game.