Today was the beginning of a new season for Riot Games. The company organized an announcement live stream on video streaming channels and revealed a lot for the upcoming season. Riot’s main focus was always esports and today we have learned more about League of Legends, Wild Rift, TFT and Runeterra.
League of Legends
According to the given starting dates, LPL is the closest. The league begins on Jan. 9, and after LPL, we will be able to watch LCK on Jan. 13. You can find the whole start dates below.
During the live stream, John Needham underlined Wild Rift’s open-beta success and how it is a great fit for a sport. Even though it is pretty early, Needham talked about the team’s dedication to esports on mobile, which means we should be expecting the Wild Rift esports scene in 2021. The exact date has not been confirmed yet, but this year, we will be living that spirit. Riot will eventually make an announcement sometime this year.
TeamFight Tactics is another game that Riot plans on creating an esports scene for. Last year, Riot Games organized a tournament in which a lot of players from all around the globe participated. This year, each set will have a global championship event and Riot will invest more into regional qualifiers.
Legends of Runeterra
Riot will be organizing region-wide tournaments for its new game, Legends of Runeterra. These tournaments will be hosted entirely in-game. Players will be able to join the competition through the ladder and qualifying events.
To sum up, we will be seeing a lot of competitive tournaments in every game. 2021 is the year for gamers!