Riot takes over League of Legends, TFT in Southeast Asia
After its 12-year partnership with Garena, Riot Games is now ready to finally take over League of Legends and Team Fight Tactics by January 2023.
Riot released a blog post on their website talking about the transition from Garena to Riot Games after their 12-year partnership runs out on Jan. 2023.
With this transition, players would need to migrate their accounts from Garena to Riot and as a welcome ritual, players will receive variety of gifts.
The account migration will begin starting November 19, 2022.
In the years since Riot first released League in 2009, the game has become a favorite for players in Southeast Asia. By self-publishing, They will make sure players in Southeast Asia have the same League and TFT experience as people who play our games all around the world.
Riot’s contract with Garena will end in January 2023. They will take over League and TFT publishing in Southeast Asia (Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and Vietnam) once the contract has ended.
Both League and TFT will be available through the Riot multigame client, a single sign-on platform where all existing Riot games are housed. To download the multi-game client, players can go to www.riotgames.com.
Riot said, players based in Southeast Asia, but playing on accounts outside of the region, will be able to transfer their League accounts to the SEA server. However, this is a one-way transfer only. Accounts from other regions can be transferred to SEA, but cannot be transferred out once completed.