Riot confirms League of Legends and TFT as part of Esports World Cup

League of Legends and TFT will be a part of the upcoming Esports World Cup in Riyadh as an unofficial event, Riot also plans to add server and localization support.

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Riot Games have now officially confirmed League of Legends (LoL) and Teamfight Tactics (TFT) as two more games at the Esports World Cup in Riyadh. Alongside that, the company also plans to add servers in the Middle East for both games.

One thing to note is that the LoL Esports event is not an official Riot event. In an official statement, Riot Games said, “Riot will not be involved in the production, and Riot will not select the teams that compete.”

As for the reasoning behind the participation in the Esports World Cup, Riot said they want to provide “better experience for players around the world”. The decision, as per Riot, was also taken while keeping various opportunities for esports teams in mind.

“We also recognize that many organizations and players in esports face economic challenges right now. With this in mind, we didn’t want to deny esports teams and players the option to participate in a major economic and brand-building opportunity,” the company said.

Furthermore, there are many esports teams in the Middle East region that do not get as much exposure as other regions. The Esports World Cup could provide them with an opportunity to build their brand. The entire Middle East region has already started focusing on the esports sector.

Official server and Arabic localization for League

Besides the participation in the Esports World Cup, players in the MENA region will soon get official servers along with Arabic localization for LoL and TFT. This will reduce any latency-related issues, while also helping players ton improve their gameplay and play on an equal stand.

After localization is complete, players will also be able to have a user interface, champion voiceover and other things in the local language which will further improve the accessibility for gamers in the region. As per Riot Games, the process is almost complete and will be done by this summer.