The first time I had heard about League of Legends was from watching a YouTube video by a guy I follow who does game commentaries. He normally did FPS type games like Call of Duty: MW2 and Battlefield Bad Company 2 but after doing a video of League of Legends I became intrigued because I usually prefer the competitive PvP type games like Call of Duty and Battlefield Bad Company 2. I had never played any MOBA type games before so it took a while to get used to the game style and I was very noobish. Luckily for me, my first week playing the game was also the first week that the new champion Garen was available and he was very forgiving and noob friendly at that point. For the first week I rolled over teams, even as a brand new player. However, by the second week my heart sank when I found out I could no longer play him. But two weeks later, Akali became free and I straight fell in love with her. With her, my love of this new game solidified and I was hooked. So why do I play League of Legends? The reason is because it provides everything that I look for in a game: competition, strategy, fast paced action, growth (character and game), complexity, and team action. With the exception of curb stomp games, no game is over until the nexus is destroyed. You may be down, you may be getting pushed to the corner, but pull off that last ditch team fight and you can dig yourself a way out to victory.
For me to decide on a singular champion as my favorite champion is a tough choice. My current go to guy right now is Nocturne because of his strong jungle presence and ganking power. He is also my current avatar pic just as my previous avatar pic was a favorite for a while, Renekton. Cho'Gath not only has the best skin in the game, in my opinion, but is also very fun to play and can jungle as well as lane competently. Ultimately, however, I am going to have to decide on my original 'main' of Akali. She is one of the strongest assassins in the game with a high risk, high reward play style that is easy to learn but hard to master. She came out very balanced, neither OP or UP, and is obvious with her patch notes. Most of her changes are tweaks and bug fixes with minor changes here and there that smooth out her play style. She truly has found "symmetry in all things" with her balanced game play.