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Twisted Treeline Map Launched for League of Legends

March 30, 2010

Twisted Treeline Map Launched for League of Legends

Riot Games has launched the highly-anticipated map, Twisted Treeline into matchmaking play on March 29. Twisted Treeline, League of Legends’ first 3v3 map, was built from the ground up to facilitate player vs. player combat, offering a faster paced, more action packed style of gameplay. The new map is available for free to anyone who creates a new or has an existing League of Legends account.

In contrast to the standard, three lane map layout that has become so iconic of the MOBA genre, Twisted Treeline features two asymmetrical lanes, each with its own strategic significance. The first lane is a straight shot from one base to the other and runs along the bottom edge of the map. The second runs through the middle of the map, taking a more meandering path but offering more substantial map control. Flanking these lanes are large forest areas, providing ambush routes against enemy champions and creating a home for valuable neutral objectives, such as monsters, that provide global gold or powerful team buffs.

Riot Games also announced a major 3v3 team tournament within the Twisted Treeline map with the winning team receiving a major cash prize courtesy of Razer, a leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals. For more information about the tournament, visit www.leagueoflegends.com.

Lore for Twisted Treeline can be found below.

The Field of Justice known as the Twisted Treeline is one of the League’s newest arenas, and as such, still quite the mystery to most of the League’s competitors. The arena itself is located north of the Ironspike Mountains in a large expanse of forest nestled between the city-state of Zaun and one of the major passes that connect Noxus with the northern reaches of Valoran. It is one of the few remaining forests near Zaun that has not been exploited for natural resources; a mere cursory glance at the geography of the arena quickly explains why. The misuse of magic – mainly from Zaun but also from the numerous battles fought here during the various Rune Wars – has warped the verdant environs of the Twisted Treeline into terrain with a bizarre, alien-like visage. The two nexuses that power the Twisted Treeline do more to try and maintain the physical stability of the region more than any other function they would normally perform.

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