Yuri Custodio

Yuri Custodio

Yuri is a student at St. Clair College in Windsor ON, studying Esports Administration and Entrepreneurship. Yuri is passionate about all aspects of esports and specializes in League of Legends and Overwatch. He has competed in the Collegiate Overwatch League for his school team - Saints Gaming.

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Riot Games Expands to Mobile, FPS, Card Games and More

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League of Legends isn't the only thing Riot Games has been working on.


A decade of League of Legends has come and gone and many memories have come flooding back into gamer’s minds. Riot Games’ smash success League of Legends took over the world, becoming the leading MOBA and esport since inception. The tenth anniversary RiotPls stream boasted a ton of leaks and glimpse into the future of Riot Games. Many of these leaks are huge and absolutely game-changing across the board.

Riot Games Goes Cross-Platform

The future is bright for both mobile and console gamers who are fans of the League of Legends IP. For the first time ever, Riot Games will be converting their main games from their PC home to other platforms. Console and mobile will both be receiving the newest rendition of League of Legends “Wild Rift”. You can find the official launch trailer here:

Riot Games are in development of a brand-new console and mobile version of League of Legends named “Wild Rift”. The game will be similar to that of Dota 2’s Turbo mode which typically only lasts 15-20 minutes and will feature dual analog controls.

Teamfight Tactics will also be going mobile in early 2020 as well. TFT was Riot’s rendition of the auto battler genre and public demand for a mobile version has finally been met. The game will feature a sleek new design to clean things up without overwhelming the player. Preregistration for the game will begin today on the Google Play Store in an effort to beta test the game.

Also coming to TFT will be a new “rotating set” of champions and their abilities every three to four months. The new launch will be called “Rise of the Elements” similar to that of the preseason 2020 for League of Legends. Core content will revolve around the elemental theme, giving players opportunities to create new and interesting strategies. Many champions will return with new origins and classes, new abilities, new skins, and will don new items to equip as well.

Teamfight Tactic’s Rise of the Elements will release on the live client on November 5th!

Legends of Runeterra: Riot’s Free-to-Play Strategy Card Game

Legends of Runeterra
League of Legends IP will also be moving into a strategy card game dubbed Legends of Runeterra. The game is available right now!

Legends of Runeterra looks to be yet another project in which Riot Games will make be making waves. The free-to-play model will directly compete with Blizzard’s Hearthstone and will match the hype using League IP. Legends of Runeterra will be based on iconic champions from League of Legends and will also feature new characters across Runeterra.

The game will be divided into each of the Runeterran regions, Demacia, Noxus, Piltover & Zaun, Freljord, Shadow Isles, and Ionia. Each deck can feature up to two regions and each region has drastically different playstyles.

Freljord decks are slower and control based, having mana ramp and offering big finishing cards. Noxus will be a rush focusing deck, offering the most aggressive playstyle. Shadow Isles decks revolve around killing and sacrificing units for devastating effects or summoning units that only last a single turn.

Piltover & Zaun decks have interesting mechanics that alter how your opponent is able to play the game. Demacia is more of a unit focused region than a spell focused one. Its deck focuses around “challenging” others, a mechanic in which a champion draws out another to combat. Lastly, Ionia is the direct opposite of Demacia, revolving heavily on spell usage.

The game will try to be as free-to-play friendly as possible, rewarding players with more cards through a weekly vault system. Rewards increase the more you play the game. There will still be paid options, offering players to purchase any card with earned or paid currency. Legends of Runeterra will look to launch early next year but is open for pre-registration and testing at https://playruneterra.com/en-us/. It’ll be available on both PC and mobile platforms.

“Project A” – Riot’s Competitive Tactical Shooter

Riot Games Project A

Among the other games being developed behind the scenes, Riot Games showed off a rather early build for their upcoming “Project A”. The game will be a competitive, character-based shooter similar to that of Paladins and Overwatch, available on PC. The game itself is in super early stages of development and only a limited amount of information is available currently.

It’ll be set on a near-future Earth and feature a lethal cast of characters, each having unique abilities that create tactical opportunities for the gunplay. More information will be revealed next year and as of now, the game doesn’t have a release date planned. One could assume it might come out late next year, or potentially even early 2021 depending on development.

“Project A” will be the first release of Riot Games’ take on the first-person shooter genre. It’ll play similarly to that of Paladins or Overwatch, having a character-based combat system of gunplay mixed with unique character abilities.

League of Legends Takes on FGC with “Project L”

Riot Games FGC

“Project L” is the codename of the fabled League of Legends fighting game. Riot will be tackling the FGC by taking character combat to a traditional manner. League of Legends characters will do battle in the typical side-scrolling style, with health bars, supers and all. There were many character teasers such as Darius, Ahri, Katarina and Jinx, all having unique combat abilities similar to that of their League counterparts.

FGC will be getting a new esport thanks to Riot Games, currently codenamed “Project L”. It’ll be a traditional fighting game set in the League of Legends universe.

The game is currently in an early state and no other details could be shared outside of what was presented in the RiotPls 10th Anniversary stream. You can check out the teaser documentary that showcases Project L here:

The Mysterious “Project F”

Riot Games Project F
Of all the projects Riot teased, “Project F” had the least amount of information around it. It looks to be a top-down action-adventure game. It is simply “exploring the possibilities of traversing the world of Runeterra with your friends”.

One of the more unclear teasers from Riot, “Project F” seemingly has no available information around it. It seems to be a cooperative game in some aspects; however, it is unsure how the gameplay will work. The gameplay is top-down and has the potential of being a campaign-based game, or a crawler similar to that of Diablo.

League of Legends Esports Manager

League of Legends Esports Manager

Not to be confused with someone who actually manages an esports organization, Riot’s final announcement comes in the form of a management game. LoLEM is currently still in development and will allow fans to assemble a world-class League of Legends team, acting as the team manager. Players will be able to sign players such as Faker, Bjergsen, and Uzi to their teams. It’ll be Riot’s take on a management simulator game and it’ll actually share its revenue with featured pro teams.

Hitting all marks, Riot will even be dabbling in a simulation game. League of Legends Esports Manager will rival that of games like Football Manager, applied to their living professional ecosystem.


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