As the crowed screamed, the commentator increased the volume of his voice echoing through the stadiums across Valoran. The bright sky shone through whatever possible weather the territories were experiencing. Nothing could prevent the fans from having the perfect viewing experience in this grand battle.
The summoners were discussing strategy, the banning process having ended, and the commentator was sharing the rules and regulations of the field.
"As everyone knows, we will be hosting today's League Battle on Summoner's Rift. There are three lanes, each with three turrets. The Primary turret is closest to the river which cuts through the field, and is also the weakest of the turrets. The goal of this tower is to provide positioning for the teams to push a short distance to the enemy turret, and a place to recover should they become injured in battle. The second tower is a great distance from the first one, and has an opening to the near-by jungle area. This tower is much more difficult to take, not only because it is stronger, but it is much closer to that teams spawning area and healing pool. The opposing team must work together to weaken and eventually destroy this tower, which then forces the other team even further into their own territory."
The crowd continued to discuss their hopes for the battle, which champions they'd like to see, discussing going-ons through-out Runeterra. This speech had been something they'd nearly all committed to memory, and would also be repeated through-out the battle whenever the information was relevant. The empty spheres reflected the sky, as clouds drifted off their shiny surfaces with a cool blue.
"The Third turret, and the final of the individual lane, is known as the Inhibitor Turret. This turret is EXTREMELY important to the team that controls it, because should this turret be destroyed, their is an opening that allows champions to enter their Nexus area with no resistance besides minions. And we all know this late in the game, those little critters aren't capable of much. Once this turret is destroyed, that sides Inhibitor for that lane also becomes destroyable. Should it be destroyed, it will take some time before it is reconstructed, and two things will happen.
One, the team that destroyed the inhibitor on the lane will begin spawning a Super Minion at the back of end minion wave. This Super Minion is capable of taking on an entire line of minions by himself, guaranteeing each minion wave they send to make it to the enemy base to wreak havoc. The second thing that will happen is the Nexus Turrets will become vulnerable to attack. These are the strongest turrets in Summoner's Rift, and are placed side by side, causing double the damage out-put, and double the protection. Should both of these Nexus Turrets be destroyed, the Nexus becomes capable of destruction, and if the Nexus is destroyed, the game is ended. Whichever team destroyed the Nexus becomes this months winner and will hold the glory of victory until their next battle."
Conversation continued, but a few fans paying attention shouted out in excitement. With the Rules speech over, Champion Selection would begin. Once the Champions for each side were chosen, the commentator would proceed to announce Champion affairs, giving the summoners and champions time to discuss laning, strategy, and what targets to focus in their fights. That would be another period for the fans who have memorized the speech to begin to discuss which side their rooting for, and what champion they wish to shine in this battle.
"Summoners, please approach your summoning platform, and I Believe Pink Captain gets first pick, followed by two picks by Blue team, Two by Pink, Two by Blue, Two by Pink, and Finally one by Blue."
The mage figures approached and the bubbles flashed across the field revealing the summoners image. It was a dark image, but would disappear shortly to reveal what they were all looking forward to. The champion who would be the real source of excitement today.
"Pink Team, Please begin the selection process. You will have 1 minute, no more, to select the champion you will use on today's field of justice."
The mage paused for several moments, a delay tactic often used where they would wait till the last second to select, causing the enemy team to spend more time figuring out a counter, and possibly wasting time. Not a sound could be heard in the stadium, all eyes were on the first bubble on the right side of the field. A grunt could be heard as his voiced boomed out "I summon Morgana." Roars of excitement could be heard as Morgana's image, fierce and dark as ever, appeared on the bubble. That would be the last of Pink Captain for the remainder of the fight.
"Woah! What a crowd pleaser! Morgana the Fallen Angel will be the Team Captain for Pink, but let's not waste any time, plenty of discussion after it's all said and done. Team Blue, Please pick your first two champions!"
The blue summoners were already deep in discussion. Morgana was a mighty opponent, they all knew that, and was capable of causing great pain to even the strongest of champions. They would need a strong counter to take her out.
Both summoners approached their platforms, and their selected champions appeared as they shouted out their names. "I summon Veigar!" "I summon Warwick!" Roars of approval spread. Veigar was one who used the magical strength of his opponent against him, a good counter against a mage like Morgana, and they jumped the gun on getting their teams Jungle fighter, a very important member of any team.
"Amazing! Veigar the Tiny Master of Evil is another dark mage figure. It appears the Blue Captain is gunning on taking out the Pink Captain! Warwick the Blood Hunter, cursed scientist of Zaun, will be a perfect addition to any team, and it looks like Blue got to him first! Fans, even i am looking forward to this battle! Now it is Pink's turn again, please select your next two champions!"
This would be the moment to counter Warwick and Veigar. Veigar was known for his powerful magic against mages, but as a yordle his small stature often made him extremely vulnerable. A damaging champion that could quickly take him out would be perfect, and someone to hunt after Warwick would be spectacular.
The next two Pink Summoners approached their individual platforms, the crowds roaring louder than ever, some falling out of their seats in excitement. "Shen!" This was unexpected, and the crowd paused for a moment, before roaring in excitement once more. The expressionless face of the Eye of Twilight appeared on the round sphere, and the next summoner quickly spoke "Vayne!"
Upon speaking the name, the familiar face reflected across the sphere, and across all of Valoran nobody screamed louder than the Demacians. Their protector of the night had arrived on the field, and would purge the enemy team of all things evil. Considering they consisted already of Warwick, gone crazy from a curse and a dark heart, and the Tiny master of evil, this choice seemed almost natural.
"What a battle this is turning out to be! Vayne the Night Hunter and Shen, The Eye of Twilight have been selected to battle for the Pink team today! Shen is an unexpected choice, but his ability to distract opponents and quickly protect any of his teammates is a well desired characteristic for a champion."
All eyes turned to the next two Blue members. This would be an extremely hard decision for the summoners, and this would most likely be a last second decision. This decision, however, was made quickly as the summoners spoke. "Cho'Gath!" "Katarina!"
Silence hushed the crowd. The void beast known as Cho'Gath was one that was a horror to even the most strong-willed of men. The beast ate it's victims, and grew to a massive size becoming nearly unstoppable. Katarina was a terror in herself. Killer instincts and an obsession with violence, this combo was fierce, and one not to be taken lightly.
"It seems the Blue team is going for one of evil power, and all out destruction today! This is sure to be a bloody battle for even those with the strongest of stomachs. Children, i suggest you don't watch, but that's not my decision now is it? Let the selection process continue! We are to the final two choices for the Pink team, already consisting of Morgana, Shen, and Vayne."
Without a moment of hesitation, two choices were announced. "BlitzCrank!" "Singed!" and the crowd gasped. Singed, the ex-apprentice of Warwick, was now on the opposing team of his former master, and would result in them killing each other. Realizing that last fact sent the crowd into a frenzy. BlitzCrank would easily add to the chaos, ripping enemy champions from the protection they knew well, and dragging them into their team, allowing quick decimation of any individual target that wandered to far from safety.
"Wow, and i repeat, Wow! Ladies and Gentlmen, Warwick and Singed, an old pair or master and apprentice, will now be opponents on todays Field on Justice. This match just gets better and better! Let's view our final choice for blue team, and then go berserk, what do you say!" Even before the final selection, the crowd was already going berserk, this battle was sure to be brutal and bloody in every sense of the words.
"Back to Blue Team, currently consisting of Veigar, Warwick, Cho'Gath, and Katarina! Who will be the final pick to bring this team together?"
The crowd went silent almost immediately, holding in their berserk excitement until the final selection had been made.
"I choose the Frost Archer Ashe!" Her image, next to every other champion, flashed across the final bubble, and the stadium went wild.
"There you have it! Champion selection has been concluded, i will go over the rules when the battle is about to begin. For now, Champions will meet and discuss strategy, and until that time, enjoy yourselves, and look forward to this battle!" The echo that was the commentator voice had vanished, and the citizens of the individual nations settled down for the time being. The images of the champions flashed across the field.
The Blue side: Captain Veigar, Warwick, Cho'Gath, Katarina, Ashe.
The Pink side: Captain Morgana, Shen, Vayne, Singed, BlitzCrank.
The champions appeared in their separate rooms, small black boxes with candles set around, plenty of seats, and training equipment to prepare for their battle. Members of each team stared at their teammates, and no-matter what past strife may have occurred between them, today they would be on the same team, and the battle was soon to begin.