, Bandung – It is undeniable that League of Legends is one of the most popular MOBA games in the world today, including Southeast Asia. Riot Games has finally announced that it will take over the publishing rights for the game from Garena after 12 years starting in early 2023.
Previously Hosted by Garena
Garena has been the publication holder of League of Legends in Southeast Asia for the last 12 years
For the past 12 years, Garena has held the League of Legends servers in Southeast Asia. They also have the right to publish the spin-off Teamfight Tactics since its release in 2019. Previously, the Indonesian server itself was decided to be merged with Malaysia and Singapore on May 15, 2019.
Mentioned in the press release, Garena helped the development of League of Legends in Southeast Asia. However, Riot Games has chosen to end its partnership with Garena in order to expand in Asia-Pacific. They want players in the area to have the best experience.
Meanwhile, Riot Games has taken care of publishing Valorant, Legaue of Legends: Wild Rift, and Legends of Runeterra in Southeast Asia. In addition, they plan to open representative offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines so they can focus on customizing the game for players in those countries.
Riot Games Takes Over Southeast Asia’s League of Legends
Starting January 2023, Riot Games has officially taken over the publishing rights for League of Legends in Southeast Asia. This means that the servers held by Garena, including those for Teamfight Tactics, will be shut down and redirected. Players must make account transitions from Garena’s servers to Riot’s servers.
Riot Games plans to hold an event to welcome Southeast Asian players to develop their gaming experience. In addition, they will also give a gift in the form of a collection of in-game rewards. Registration for this transition will open on November 18, 2022.
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Players are requested to migrate as quickly as possible in order to enjoy a seamless experience of playing League of Legends from Riot Games. They ensure that the faster players migrate, the more rewards they will get.
Once the transition is complete, Riot Games says it has the opportunity to bring a distinctive League of Legends gaming experience to players in Southeast Asia. Of course, the competition to become the first Southeast Asian player to reach the Challenger rank will be even more exciting.
Also an author under Dimas Pettigrew. A rhythm gamer and content creator under PTGRW