Chaos League is a unique blend of heroic fantasy, sport and real-time strategy. The three are combined to create a new genre which, along with a liberal dose of humour, have guaranteed the success of the game. The sport side of Chaos League looks similar to rugby or American football, but the teams of Elves, Orcs and Dwarves, .... (all of whom use varying degrees of violence and magic) ensure that the experience is closer to war than something than can be experienced at Twickenham or Mile High Stadium. A vibrant community has quickly evolved and the Cyanide GameCenter resounds to grunts and groans as gamers across the globe send forth their customised teams to battle it out on a Chaos League tournament. The survivors have learnt that the key to victory is a well-honed strategy and a timely choice of player tactics. However, some losers would put their defeat down to the opposition use of performance enhancing drugs, hooligans and bribery of match officials. Both outlooks may be valid!
On-line gaming is a major part of Chaos League's success. It is possible for 6 players to go head-tohead (3 on each side), but nothing can beat the joy of battling it out, one-on-one, in a custom team tournament. To reinforce the personal nature of a team, it is easy to create or modify existing player skins. Should a gamer lack the necessary artistic skills then there are plenty of people who seem to gain as much fun from redesigning as many aspects of the game as possible (players, cheerleaders, referee and ball) as playing it. In true community fashion, most of the work is made available on-line with installation details. This shows that if the Chaos League characters are not very civil, at least the on-line gamers are!