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Esports‘League of Legends’ studio announces mobile edition, ‘Teamfight Tactics’, card game for 2020
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‘League of Legends’ studio announces mobile edition, ‘Teamfight Tactics’, card game for 2020

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of enormously popular online eSports game “League of Legends,” Riot Games has announced plans for a further seven titles, three of them releasing in 2020.” data-reactid=”12″>Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of enormously popular online eSports game “League of Legends,” Riot Games has announced plans for a further seven titles, three of them releasing in 2020.Flagship release “League of Legends” is one of the most-played video games in the world, developed in the USA, available internationally, and with 111 million players in China alone.However, one running joke about Riot is that despite its best efforts, it’s only ever produced a single game — “LoL.” That’s about to change.Starting out with the most obvious move, ” League of Legends: Wild Rift ” is a mobile and console version of the main game.It’s separate from the original “League of Legends” but is intended to preserve the core 5v5 gameplay.There’ll be limited alpha and beta test phases in select regions later this year, with a full release availability on most platforms and in most regions by the end of 2020; console versions are planned for after that.Similarly, ” Teamfight Tactics, ” a game mode added to “LoL” earlier this year, is also coming to Android and iOS early 2020, with beta trials beginning December, and full cross-play with the computer game version.Just as “LoL” itself was inspired by 2003 “World of Warcraft” fan game “Defense of the Ancients,” “Teamfight Tactics” was inspired by January 2019 “Dota 2” fan game “Dota Auto Chess.” (“Dota Auto Chess”, now known as “Auto Chess”, and official “Dota 2” version “Dota Underlords,” are both available on mobile too.) Thirdly, brand new digital card game ” Legends of Runeterra ” is coming to Android, iOS, Mac and Windows in 2020, with a chance for early access for those that register via playruneterra.com, plus the livestreamers that have already been invited on board.

Led by self-confessed card game fans, it promises to keep what makes the genre engaging and exciting, throwing out what doesn’t; for all intents and purposes, it’s going head-to-head against Blizzard’s earlier card-based “World of Warcraft” spin-off, “Hearthstone.”.