Riot to self-published LoL and Teamfight Tactics in South East Asia

Riot to self-published LoL and Teamfight Tactics in South East Asia

League of Legends maker Riot Games is taking over publishing duties for the hit MOBA and Teamfight Tactics in South East Asia next year.

In a post on its website, the developer said that it was opting to self-publish the games in this region, having previously partnered with local company Garena to handle this side of the business. This follows Riot publishing Valorant, as well as Legends of Runeterra and League of Legends: Wild Rift in South East Asia in recent years.

"Over the past decade, Garena has been instrumental in growing the League community and we’re thankful for their partnership," Riot wrote.

"With Riot’s growth and expansion into a multi-game studio, we are continuing to focus on serving more players around the world and especially in the Asia-Pacific regions."

The company continued: "Our new structure in Asia Pacific will see us expand our efforts in countries we already publish in like Japan and India. In addition, we are also in the process of establishing new local offices in key countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Players in these countries can look forward to having a dedicated Riot office focused purely on creating hyper-local experiences by tailoring our games to audiences in each country and the region as a whole."

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