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

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.