A Normal Game is the most played type of PvP match, and does not affect Elo. The reward the players get are XP and IP, but in a greater amount than practice games. A summoner can invoke any available champion, spells, mastery trees and rune pages, just like in practice games.
Normal games can be played solo with a random team, or with 1-4 others in a premade. The random team mates and opponents are chosen according to your hidden normal Elo-value.
Usually, a normal game lasts 20 to 60 minutes, in rare cases up to 90, and cannot be paused, so before starting a game it is recommended that sufficient time is allowed to complete it.
Blind Pick Edit
Each player selects a Champion with which to play. This simply means that each team can not see which champions the other has picked until the game has started. Only one of each Champion can be picked on each team
Draft Mode Edit
Draft Mode differs from Blind Pick in the following ways. This model of champion select is created as a competitive alternative to blind pick without involving the visible ELO system.
- Banning Phase: At the start of champion selection, team captains have the opportunity to ban a total of 6 champions. The bans alternate between the teams, blue team starting. During the banning phase, each team can see their opponent's available champions in order to ban viable options.
- Champion Selection: The team that receives first ban gets the first pick. After the initial pick, teams alternate and pick two at a time until each champion has been selected. No champion can be selected more than once in a game.
- Trade: When all the members of a team have locked in, there is an opportunity to make a trade within your team. Both members of the team must own both champions involved. One player can initate the trade, and when the other confirms it their champions are swapped. It is possible to execute multiple trades before the game begins. Therefore, trades are often implemented in order to secure high tier champions early on to be swapped with the intended player instead of risking the other team taking them.
Fields of Justice Edit
There are three Fields of Justice (Maps):
The results of normal games count towards the Summoner's Win / Lose / Leaves score. Additionally, your Elo is changed according to the result, you earn points if you win and lose some if you lose. The number of Elo-points you gain or lose is calculated by an unknown formula, taking the expected result due to the Elo-values of all participants into consideration.