TL;DR: Riot’s taking the week of August 10th off to disconnect, recharge, and reboot (we swear we’re not robots). To make sure we’re not just cramming more into the following week, we’re shifting some patches and release timelines a bit to accommodate. A few teams are also staggering their time off to make sure everything is running smoothly. Look for specifics on League, TFT, LoR, and VALORANT over the next few days.
This has been a big year for Riot for a lot of reasons. Putting the ‘s’ in Riot Games was perhaps our proudest moment as a company so far, but tending to so many new games is a delicate balance. Add COVID-19, working from home, and everything else going on in the world, and it can be hard to separate the “work” and “life” pieces of the work-life equation. As game developers, we’re all hyper aware of the effects of crunch and project-based deadlines. We owe it to ourselves and to you to prioritize our health as a team (well, many teams) so we can bring you new experiences long into the future.
Before we head out, we want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding while we step back from making games and take a little time to play them (among other things). We’ll see you on the Rift... or rushing A on Haven... or hyper rolling Xayahs on the Convergence… or grinding to 7 in a gauntlet.