If there is one thing that gives League of Legends the advantage over DOTA 2 is that the lore is very well developed, factions are clear and we know who hates who and why. The characters have strong and distinct characteristics such as Jinx's troublemaker personality and personal conflict with Vi and Caitlyn. These details are so integrated into the game that there are special taunts for Jinx when Vi or Caitlyn are in range such as "Vi? Stands for stupid" or "I'm over here, fat hands!"
It's because of this that not only is there such a strong League of Legends fan base but faction fellowships as well. You either support Piltover or Zaun or Demacia or Noxia, and as a player you believe in the lore which could affect your passion during game play. It's that sense that you are serving justice in the name of Demacia or you are instigating anarchy for the Zaun. This is why fans can so easily create unique content for the League of Legends world, because so much lore has been developed for them. Just browse through Youtube and you'll find a ratio of 9 to 1 of League of Legends based creative fan videos vs those for DOTA 2.
This video series called "This Is War" created by Josef Falkensköld is a perfect example of the type of creativity the League of Legends lore provides for it's fan base. The lyrics are great and if you know the game well, it's surprising that even without images, true fans can instantly recognize who is speaking because these characters are so well developed. Here are some of our favorite lines:
- Jinx - A global rocket has your people sleeping with the fishes
- Twitch - And now I see the wards if you pink me
- Hiemerdinger - You are so poorly designed for this (his spot was too short)
- Jayce - Strike you with a hammer and then bring sexy back
- Jayce- Look at Victors face "so cute" said no one ever
- Caitlyn - I only got two words for you head shot
- Singed - A night with battle just isn't my fling
- Victor - I am the inventor a bold experimentor
- Mundo - No bad blood here, Mundo buries the hatchet
- Ez - Cool your jets I'm ez real as it gets
- Vi - I'm just here to show your skull a few denting blows
I have to say my favorite has to be Mundo only because he just can't avoid talking in first person, which is just so Mundo. Falkenskold has done such a great job not only creating lyrics that compliment each champions character but having a cast of voices that perfectly match the champions themselves. If you haven't seen the first video This is War - Noxus vs. Demacia, then check it out below. Also you can purchase these songs from iTunes with the link below.
Full Lyrics: This Is War 2 – Piltover VS Zaun
Look into my eyes try to see what I know.
A twisted little journey through the path of psycho.
A vivid premonition manifesting undigesting.
All the petty little trifles taught to adolescents condescending.
I’m digressing, A complicated girl with very simple wishes.
A global rocket has your people sleeping with the fishes.
And when your city comes to desolation.
One small step and I reach global incineration.
I’m not normal and I don’t pretend so.
My approach is pretty much a bomb crescendo.
Reality is false and it’s so cause I say.
Chaotic demolition well that’s just my forte.
Death is a fun way to pass the time though.
Several little bullets moving in staccato.
The terror of my reign will live on in infamy.
Singing when they die like a dead man’s symphony.
You it’s the rat with the flat hat, I’m hip to you house cats.
Can’t fool me, grab the cheese from the mouse trap.
Feel a light breeze when I move past
Ease to your group’s back.
Pause have a laugh.
Throw the venom cask and shoot for the center of mass.
Hit the expunge and I blow the stacks.
You’ve been removed by the menace rat.
It’s Jerry with a Tommy gun, scream for your mommy son.
Saw me in the lobby, had your chance probably should have run.
Sewer rat with splinter cell abilities.
Shredder of your back line, your team screaming turtle please.
Strike from the shadows, like a ninja on a murder spree.
And if I’m feeling blue, what I do is,
Put some shot through the purple team.
Brain to your Pinky.
Can’t see me, but your lane’s getting stinky.
And now I see the wards if you pink me.
The plague’s back it’s over.
I’m killing lame soldiers.
With spray and pray tactics.
Like the Pope with a super soaker.
You are soooo poorly designed for this.
In matters much delectable. My brain remains detectable.
So very very confident, a battle is inevitable.
This data is incredible, my findings unforgettable.
Fluctuation patters tell me, something’s in these parables.
If matter doesn’t matter, then what side am I to choose?
This data doesn’t tell me, who will win and who will lose..
Allright that’s enough, ugly people step aside.
They call me hero, defender and Piltover’s pride.
I take it all in stride, give girls heart attacks.
Strike you with a hammer, then bring sexy back.
You wanna try me in the lane? I’ll have you seeing stars.
I’m dishing out the pain, up close and from afar.
Strong like a bull, versatility stunning.
Accelerating shock blasts, that hits your running.
And yet…I’m pretty smart, I’m a scientist you know.
And when I calculate, the likeliness of success for my foes.
I get but one result, failure forever.
Look at Victor’s face it’s so cute, said no one ever.
On patrol, get set, take aim, lock and load.
Now put your hands up, on your knees, I’m in control.
Don’t try that shit with me, you’re gonna get caught.
I only got 2 words for you, headshot.
Boom! That’s it, you’re dead
You took the head start.
But could just as well have, stayed and slit your throat instead
You wanna know why it’s called ace in the hole?
I’m the ace and the hole is where you used to have your head.
Got the heart of the dragon and the mind like a genie.
When you step into my town you’ll be answering to me.
I’m not gonna blame ya, if you’re petrified, scared stiff.
I am the law and no one shoots the sheriff.
It’s nearly time.
The battle’s on.
Oh friends of mine.
I’ve seen poison, fill the air.
A war is raging, with a deadly flare.
War, what a trivial thing.
A night with battle, just isn’t my fling.
But a curiosity, dwells within.
Who will lose, and who will win?
I am the inventor, a bold experimentor.
Join as my acolyte and I will be your mentor.
Science will destroy you, it will build you anew
The gifts I offer now, eternal power, a new point of view.
Sill fix all your flaws, you will rise above human laws.
You will mock them made of meat.
They’ll drop to worship at your feet.
Forget now, the shame of defeat.
Our victory shall be so sweet.
Replace all your petty emotions.
Or keep your blood you’ll bleed oceans.
All you little flesh bags.
Stuck with your old hags.
Watch as their skin sags.
They’re fodder for my labs.
Your bodies are so frail.
We will be your final nail.
This is the revolution.
The glorious evolution.
Move, Mundo up to the plate.
The doctor’s arrived, Mundo sealing your fate.
Top Mundo’s Flow? Who thinks they can match it?
No bad blood here, Mundo buries the hatchet.
Doom in degrees, wrecking 3v3’s.
Life is affliction, Mundo cure your disease.
Mundo the king, end of conversation.
And this doctor’s not strange, to regeneration.
Piltover punies, no match for cleaver.
You see Mundo’s face, now you a believer.
You lay on ground, broken to pieces.
Go in to ham? Mundo goes where he pleases.
I was born with sorcerous power in my veins.
My gauntlet hits harder than Piltover’s trains.
You’ll never strike back, I’ve got jukes for days.
When they find what’s left, you’ll still be ablaze.
And yeah I rock the Haruhi dance, so what?
You know it puts the ladies straight in a rut.
Have you seen the look on Lux’s face?
Go on, be jelly, you’re such a disgrace.
I’ll kill for my princess, no robbers or fakes.
Flee or I’ll trash you ‘till you’ve got the shakes.
So you think you can take me? Cool your jets.
Mother F*** I’m Ezreal as it gets.
(Ezreal) - Hahaha It’s all skill.
(Twitch) - Is it’s safe to come out yet?
One girl wrecking crew.
Vi. A vicious, violent, vixen voiding vindication.
Gauntlets of the law, keeping safe Piltover’s population.
Honor, justice, freedom, yeah what are those?
I’m just here to show your skull a few denting blows.
They say I’m overpowered, oh she’s such a misfit.
This is Vi radio, check out my smash hits.
So when the law comes out, that’s just a Vi day.
And if you want all your teeth, stay out of Vi’s way.
You can beg for mercy, won’t be able to hear you.
Resist arrest once, your rights stay in my rear view.
It’s not some Freud related envy, no like I’m just compensating.
This is simply how the game looks when I’m dominating.
Run all your want, but you’re not gonna get far.
My punches make explosions like it’s Fist of the North Star.
A fury like no other, stay back while I solo Baron.
Throwing more ‘bows, than a trick2 named Garen.