League of Legends is arguably the most popular competitive multiplayer game in existence today, but it's been through a long journey to get to that point. We've spent a lot of time discussing the major changes coming to the game in 2016 — such as a new crafting system and major improvements to how you get in the game — but what about its past?
In the video above, YouTube creator Jeremy "Gaming Curios" goes back to the founding of developer Riot Games in 2006. From there he follows the announcement of League of Legends, the early alphas and betas and eventually each major patch and world championship.
One of the most astounding bits of the video for me as a more recent League of Legends convert was being reminded that the game launched in alpha in 2009 with a mere 17 champions to choose from. Since then, the playable character pool has expanded to its current list of 128 champions, the most recent of which was added just last month.
Jeremy's video also ends by taking a look at the big 2016 plans for the game. It's fascinating seeing how much a game can change shape from where it started, and Riot Games doesn't seem to intend to slow down any time soon.