Riot Games has announced that the company will be self-publishing League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics in Southeast Asia starting in January 2023, ending its 12-year partnership with Garena.
The company announced this via a blog post, saying that this effort will “make sure players in Southeast Asia have the same League and TFT experience as people who play our games all around the world.”
The decision to self-publish became possible due to Riot’s growth and expansion over the years, especially with an added focus on serving players in the Southeast Asian region. Both games will be joining VALORANT, Legends of Runeterra, League of Legends: Wild Rift in their portfolio of self-published games.
As part of this effort, local Riot Games offices in key countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia can be expected, along with more hyper-local experiences tailored to each country.
For current players that will be affected by this move, a fully-detailed account migration FAQ has been published HERE, and will assist players with anything and everything account-related to facilitate a smooth transition. An account migration microsite will also go live soon.