League of Legends Snowdown game mode goes live Thursday, as Riot Games' Andrei "Meddler" van Roon wrote Wednesday in a dev corner post.

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League of Legends Snowdown: Everything you need to know

Snowdown Showdown is a winter themed annual event hosted by Riot Games. The event brings a variety of festivities, from event skins to a snow covered map. Most notable is the Snowdown Showdown game mode, where players can compete on an icy battlefield. This mode has three ways to win: either by getting first blood, taking a turret, or achieving 100 CS.


Nexus Blitz will also be returning to ​League of Legends the same day as Snowdown Showdown. Nexus Blitz is a fast paced, two lane game mode that lasts around 15-20 minutes. Nexus Blitz offers a ton of crazy events, including a giant Teemo, and this time it's coming back with updated art and a few new changes.


​The Quick Gameplay Thoughts post also detailed some minor changes to Katarina in the ​PBE and tower rewards.


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