Amidst tensions with Google and Huawei due to American sanctions, a collaboration between Riot Games and Tencent seems to be blossoming. However, with Tencent owning Riot Games, this does not come as much of a surprise.
As many as three source told Reuters yesterday that a mobile version of League of Legends (LoL) was in the works. While Tencent is already publishing Arena of Valor (AoV), a mobile clone of LoL globally, it would seem that they have no qualms on releasing yet another one that bears the name and Intellectual property of LoL.
In a mobile market dominated by AoV, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), Vainglory (VG) and even WarSong (WS), this move comes a little late from the Riot Games side. Riot Games rejected the proposal from Tencent years ago for undisclosed reasons. Reports state that the game has been in development for over a year, which is still two years too late as AoV’s predecessor, Honour of Kings debuted as early as 2016.
Multiple reports suggest that LoL mobile will not be hitting the shelves in 2019, but there is a high probability of the game showing up in the iOS and Android devices.