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Riot announces new game mode and map - Dominion!

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http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/04/league-of-legends-dominion-preview/
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League of Legends recently reached a total of 15 million registered players. Perhaps the most surprising thing is that all of those players have played their matches on just two different maps, one made specifically for Defense of the Ancients-style 5v5 play, and one made for 3v3 combat (there are a few other maps in the game, but they're used for training, not full game modes).

That's about to change. Last week, Riot Games invited Joystiq over to its headquarters in Santa Monica, California, to see a brand new game mode for the online competitive title. It's coming along with what Senior Producer Travis George calls "the biggest update we've ever made for League of Legends," a new content release subtitled Dominion.

Dominion is a brand new gametype and is especially notable because all of the games in the growing DotA (or MOBA) genre have basically used the same premise: two armies of minions fight with equal strength across a series of parallel lanes, and player champions fight minions and each other to gain ground and win the battle. Dominion, however, is a brand new set of rules, combining elements of the DotA genre with scoring, much more akin to EA's Battlefield games or Call of Duty's Domination mode.

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http://na.leagueoflegends.com/news/league-legends-dominion-coming
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Summoners!

Many of you may have been wondering out loud just what we have in store for the future. Today we are pleased to give you your first look at League of Legends: Dominion, the largest game update in the history of League of Legends. This update will feature not only a brand new map, but also an entirely new game mode showcasing innovative gameplay never before attempted in the MOBA genre.

For quite some time, all of you have been clamoring for new battlefields upon which to test your skills against other summoners in League of Legends. We're pleased to announce that we've heard you, and that for over a year our Design Team has been working tirelessly to craft Dominion into a truly new and groundbreaking experience.

On the Crystal Scar players will battle for control of five capture points, holding them to damage their enemies' nexus. The game ends when one team had seized control long enough to drain the opposing team's nexus down to zero. Battles last around 20 minutes, and focus on high-intensity, player-versus-player combat. If you've been looking for a fast-paced, high-intensity competitive gaming experience, this is what you've been waiting for.

We're taking Dominion on the road during convention season this year, allowing you to get your hands on the new game mode at both Gamescom in Cologne, Germany and PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington! Stay tuned for more details as we draw closer to these exciting events.

To find out more about this upcoming game mode and new Field of Justice, as well as get your first look at what Dominion will be like in action, visit the official Dominion Website.

Update: Some of you have expressed interest in when Dominion will be available worldwide, and we wanted to respond to that directly. While we take a “when it’s ready” approach to our feature releases, you will be able to play Dominion in a nearly complete state at GamesCom (August 17-21) in Europe and at PAX Prime (August 26-28) in North America.

League of Legends: Dominion will make it into your daily play schedule shortly after PAX.

Keep an eye out on our website over the month of August for more information, video documentaries, trailers, live streams and gameplay previews.

http://kotaku.com/5827657/league-of-legends-gets-new-fast+paced-game-mode-map/gallery/1
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The Defense of the Ancients genre seems to be heating up. Last week Heroes of Newerth went free to play. Earlier this week we learned that Valve's DOTA 2 will be playable at Gamescom and now comes news from League of Legends.

Unveiled this morning, Riot Games' League of Legends is getting a new game mode and map that has two teams fighting to capture and hold five strategic points. Dominion, and the Crystal Scar map, will be available for free to all League of Legends players.

"We asked our millions of players around the world to expect the unexpected in 2011 – and with League of Legends: Dominion, we're making good on that promise," said Marc Merrill, president of Riot Games and executive producer of League of Legends. "Dominion brings something completely original to the MOBA genre, taking the proven fun of League of Legends' team-based competition with a diverse roster of champions, and unleashing them on a new battlefield with entirely new rules."

Riot Games describe Dominion as an "accelerated version of the classic League of Legends" with matches lasting about 20 minutes.

Gamers will have their first chance to check out the game later this month at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and later at PAX Prime in Seattle.

Check out some screen shots above and a video. Don't forget to click on the expand button in the bottom right of each image to see them full-sized.
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AWESOME! omg this is so nice!
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does it still have lanes, and do we level and buy items?
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This is super ****ing awesome.

btw, I love how they managed to hide this completely over months.

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SO... SWEET
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Dun dun DUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!



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Daw, Matt beat me to it :P
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-2 years later- ...Remember dat der Dominion, graphical overhaul, Magma Chamber, spectator mode, and stealth rework?
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Super mega ****ing awesome ! and games lasting 20 minutes thats nice :P
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When is it coming? :0

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