Riot Games has relaunched both League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics 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. This also concludes their 12-year publishing partnership with Garena.
After a successful account migration process that started back in November, players can now look forward to being a part of the Riot Games 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 Games’ 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.
For League of Legends, the rolling ranked season will start on January 10, and players can look forward to a Welcome Event kicking off on January 13, through which they can earn different kinds of Tokens, which can be exchanged for free permanent skin shards, legendary eggs, and even Ultimate skins.
Southeast Asian players will also get the unique opportunity to unlock all champions released from 2009–2021 for free just by completing in-game missions.
For Teamfight Tactics, Set 8 content will be waiting for players on the new servers.
“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,” says Riot Games APAC Managing Director Alex Kraynov. “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.”
A full account migration tutorial and FAQ are available on the League of Legends Website.