Riot Games, starting in 2013, has released a number of special limited-time game modes. These special modes would usually be accessible for two weeks, then retired. In 2016, Riot announced that “Rotating Games Mode” would be a recurring event, so that every weekend a previously released game mode would be made accessible again for that weekend. The current game modes in the rotation are as follows:
- Ascension, a 5v5 mode in which champions do battle on a modified Crystal Scar. In the middle resides the champion Xerath (a malevolent and powerful mage), who can be killed to temporarily ‘Ascend’ the killer, granting them increased size and stats. Teams score points by ‘Ascending’ their champions, scoring kills, and collecting Relics. The first team to 200 points wins.