A Close Look at the New League of Legends Map 'Twisted Treeline'

By Nick Breckon, Oct 19, 2009 1:10pm PDT Riot Games is soon rolling out a new map for its Defense of the Ancients-inspired game League of Legends, and we've got a somewhat magnified view of it here.
Despite the sharp angles, we know that Twisted Treeline is a two-lane, two-forest map intended for a maximum of three-on-three gameplay. We know this because we played it last week.

Due to the relative smallness of the map--and the excessive amount of cloak-enabling weeds--the rectangular-shaped arena offers plenty of nasty ganking opportunities. And with only two towers between you and the base, rather than the standard three, the whole match can be over in the blink of an eye.

The fast gameplay and lower player count is something that League of Legends needs, and this map fits the bill quite nicely. Apparently it's going live in this week's beta update, so testers will get a taste fairly soon. For the rest of you, the above sentences will possibly become intelligible when the game officially launches on October 27.

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