Media: Riot Games will release mobile League of Legends in 2019

Riot Games is planning to release a mobile version of its MOBA game League of Legends.

What is known

According to

Reuters, commissioned the creation of LoL for Android and iOSChinese company Tencent, which has already released its own “mob” called Honor of Kings. Sources of the publication said that Riot and Tencent have been working on the mobile “league” for more than a year, and the release is planned for 2019.

Since Western and European gamersprefer to play on PCs and consoles, League of Legends for smartphones will be aimed at the Chinese market. Over the past year, the game brought Riot $1.4 billion, which is 21% less than the year before. So the company needs a new paying audience, and in China smartphones generate 57% of the profits for the gaming industry, while in the US only 36%.