Riot Games has relaunched League of Legends (“League”) and Teamfight Tactics (“TFT”) in Southeast Asia – signifying the start of Riot server operations and publishing for both games across the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Vietnam, concluding their 12-year publishing partnership with
Last year on November 18th, account migration commenced for players to transfer their Garena League/TFT account data over to their Riot accounts.
Upon successful migration and now with new Riot servers launched, players can look forward to being a part of the Riot ecosystem, gaining access to content that was previously unavailable in cross-franchise events, as well as exciting out-of-game experiences including community activities and Riot-operated esports.
Players in the region will also gain access to regional Riot publishing services including Localization, Billing, Player Support, as well as future local marketing activations and partnerships.
From here on out, all SEA League and TFT players will be playing on the Riot Client as well.
“Riot’s goal with this migration is to provide Southeast Asian players with the best experience and the same level of in-game events and content as we do for players in other Riot regions,” said Alex Kraynov, Managing Director for Riot Games in APAC.
“League of Legends’ players will also enjoy deeper content integration within the Riot ecosystem, and exciting in-game and cross-franchise campaigns. It is important to us that players feel themselves as not just in the world of League, but in the overall Riot ecosystem.”
“We’re really excited to be able to talk more with our players in Southeast Asia starting this month,” said Andrei van Roon, Head of League Studio.
“We’re grateful for the hard work that Garena put into bringing our games to players up until now, and can’t wait to continue building on the foundations they have set.”
With this announcement, Riot now self-publishes all five of its titles including VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and Legends of Runeterra in the region.
Relaunch Events and Rewards
To celebrate the relaunch, Riot Games has announced that the rolling ranked season will start from January 10th. Players can also look forward to a Welcome Event kicking off on January 13th, through which they can earn different kinds of Tokens, which can be exchanged for free permanent skin shards, legendary eggs, and even Ultimate skins.
Additionally, in honor of League’s original launch, SEA players will get the unique opportunity to unlock all champions released from 2009–2021 for free just by completing in-game missions.
Riot will also usher in the festive season with the Lunar New Year Event that starts January 13th.
Teamfight Tactics Monsters Attack! Progression
SEA players’ TFT Monsters Attack! Set 8 rank will migrate to the new Riot servers as well. With the relaunch, players will find Set 8 content waiting for them on the new Riot servers.
Although players’ Monsters Attack Pass progress will not be carried over, the purchase of the Monsters Attack Pass and any earned inventory will be migrated. Players will receive a modified version of the Monsters Attack Pass related missions that offer players an accelerated accumulation of experience as a one-time benefit tied to the welcome event to make up for the reduced time to play.
League Season 2023 Kickoff Tournament
This new esports season also signifies the change in ownership and operations of League esports. Riot Games will also relaunch the Vietnam Championship Series (“VCS”).
With the publishing transition, Riot aims to continue providing League pro teams and fans with the most exciting and entertainment esports experiences.
From January 10th-11th, the LCS, LEC, LCK, LPL, LJL, CBLOL, LLA, PCS, and VCS will host a special two-day broadcasted event previewing the 2023 season and highlighting players to watch, giving fans a first look at Season 2023 on the Rift, and a peek at what’s in store for League esports.
More information about the event format and schedule will be released soon. The Kickoff event will replace the League of Legends All-Star Event.
Players who are yet to migrate their Garena League and TFT accounts to Riot are recommended to do so as soon as possible. A full account migration tutorial and FAQ are available on the League of Legends website.