This holiday season, Fort Worth can celebrate by being a part of the Snowdown Showdown on League of Legends! The Snowdown Showdown kicks off annually around this special time of year, but this time Riot Games has enhanced the festive experience. This year features a new game mode with a fitting name: "Showdown". Additionally, this seasonal event is furnished with winter themed skins, legacy skins, ward skins, mystery gifting, icons, and more!
The new Showdown mode is appropriately named, as champions will find themselves in a One-vs-One or Two-vs-Two battle on the Howling Abyss map. Although it is played on the Howling Abyss, the rules vary quite a bit from the ARAM (All Random All Middle) style that everyone has become accustomed to. For starters, the objective is not to destroy the enemy nexus. To win the match, players must be the first to do one of three things:
- Kill 100 of the opponent's minions
- Destroy the opponent's first tower
- Be the first to score a kill (or two kills in 2v2)
Besides the changes to the game objectives, players can recall, return to base, and shop at any time. During this mode, champions do not receive the bonus gold/regeneration buff that is usually present when playing ARAM. This game mode can be very short, but it can also be extremely intense.
This year's Snowdown Showdown showcases three new ready-for-the-snow skins!
- Snowstorm Sivir – 975 Riot Points
- Winter Wonder Lulu – *975 Riot Points* (28% off through December 23)
- Snow Day Singed – 975 Riot Points
The 2013 Snowdown Showdown skins will only be available for purchase during this holiday event, so grab them while you can.
Legacy skins continue to go back on sale before they are thrown back into the legacy vault, but this time there is a slight twist. Not only are legacy skins available right now, but Snowdown Showdown skins for previous years are available as well! Speaking of skins, there are three limited time ward skins available for purchase:
- Candy Cane Ward – 640 Riot Points
- Gingerbread Ward – 640 Riot Points
- Snowman Ward – 640 Riot Points
Mystery gifting was a huge success last Halloween and Riot Games is taking advantage of the feature once more. Gift a friend a mystery skin for a champion they own, or gift them a mystery champion that they do not own. Find a Fort Worth friend and give the gift of giving!
Riot Games is bringing holiday cheer once more this year, as well as experimenting with the new game mode and looking for feedback. Take advantage of this year's Snowdown Showdown and experience what it has to offer, before it's too late!