League of Legends’ beta was practically a different game

It’s 2016, and League of Legends is the most popular competitive game in the world, one that’s constantly being polished, tweaked and modified via patches. But back in 2009, League of Legends was a simpler, humbler and very different game as it worked through its beta process and marched toward launch.

In the video above, YouTube creator Jeremy “Gaming Curios” looks back at just how different League of Legends was in its beta form. While there are certainly some recognizable parts — that classic Summoner’s Rift map layout and even a lot of elements of the launcher and account progression — there’s also a lot that has changed significantly.

Most notably, a lot of characters were much more powerful than they are now, as were several…

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