Believe it or not, there was a time when ARAM didn't exist in League of Legends. In fact, Riot Games didn't even have a game mode planned where we randomly pick champions, so it was created by the community using private matches and the tutorial map.
In view of the success of this mode, Riot adapted and implemented the ARAM mode that we all know and love today.
Now, it's none other than Korean superstar Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok who has been playing another minigame within League of Legends.
Faker is not in Shanghai to contest Worlds 2020 as his T1 team failed to qualify. For him, now is the opportunity to relax from a demanding training schedule — and what better way than to play a fun minigame with Dr. Mundo with T1 toplaner Kim "Canna" Chang-dong?
While this minigame may sound new to many, it's well known in Korea with players like Song "Smeb" Kyung-ho and Han "Peanut" Wang-ho already seen playing it on stream.
The minigame consists of two people both using Dr. Mundo in a custom game, heading to the Baron pit, and at Level 1 with no items, throwing cleavers at each other with Q until one dies.
Each player occupies one half of the pit, with a line of wards separating them. This line cannot be crossed, and players have to manage their cooldowns in order to land the maximum number of hits to win.
As you can see in the video, it is truly exciting when, after a few blows, both Faker and Canna are at less than 50HP.
With just one more hit needed to end either player, important tools such as Ghost and Flash are spent, giving the Dr. Mundo Dodgeball minigame a layer of strategy and tension that we didn't expect.
For the second time in three years, Faker will not be seen during League of Legends' showpiece event, the 2020 World Championship. The superstar midlaner and his T1 side were crushed 3-0 in the LCK gauntlet finals by first seed Gen.G.