I started playing this around end of August this year for one reason only.
It was free.
My expectations were that this game would suck like all of Zynga games and most other “free” games out there. I was pleasantly surprised that it’s actually quite fun for a casual gamer such as myself. It also is the #1 e-sports game out right now. You know how there’s the NFL, NBA, NHL, etc? Well, there’s also League of Legends. Recently there was an official tournament that literally ate 5% of the US bandwidth because of all the people streaming coverage of it. With 2 million dollars in prize money, it was a competitive and enjoyable atmosphere to just watch how these gaming nerds practice day and night to compete professionally.