Riot Southeast Asia FAQ

Firstly, we want to start by saying that we truly appreciate the support that players from Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (“SEA”) have given us over the past 10 years. As you may know, today we announced several upcoming games that we’re incredibly excited to share with you! These include League of Legends: Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics Mobile, and more. If you missed the livestream, you can catch the VODs here
We know that you probably have questions, and we’re hoping the information below addresses many of them. 

How will you be publishing new games in SEA?

As we look towards the future, Riot is in a stronger position to directly deliver our new games to players in Southeast Asia. That said, we are considerate of places in which we need to leverage local publishing partners, such as Vietnam and Taiwan. We will provide more updates on partners in the near future.

Do I need to make new accounts to play the new upcoming games? Can I use my Garena League of Legends account(s)? 

You will need to create a Riot account to access our new games. We will provide updates on how to create a Riot account for SEA players in the future. You will not be able to use your Garena League of Legends account to play new games. 

When we first set out to launch League of Legends in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau in 2011 we knew we needed to leverage a local partner. Garena has been that partner for us, and has been instrumental to the success of League of Legends in the region. That said, we will not be publishing new games with Garena. Garena will continue to be our partner in supporting League of Legends and the League of Legends community, and we are incredibly grateful for their support. 

Your Garena League of Legends account will continue to function as per normal. We will continue working closely with Garena to support League of Legends players in the region.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

I saw that there are Wild Rift rewards for existing League of Legends players in Riot regions. Will we get the same rewards in SEA?

We are working out the details on Wild Rift’s features in SEA and will provide more updates in the future. 

I have so many other Wild Rift questions!

You can find all the latest information around League of Legends: Wild Rift directly on the website here.

Legends of Runeterra

I saw that other regions have the ability to pre-register for a chance to play Legends of Runeterra, why isn’t this option available in SEA?

SEA is not part of the Limited Announce Preview Patch. We are working on getting things ready for SEA and will provide updates on when SEA players can play Legends of Runeterra in the future. In the meanwhile, follow our Legends of Runeterra SEA Facebook to keep up to date. 

Does this mean I won’t have a chance to get the pre-registration reward?

You can still earn the exclusive Moonstruck Poro Guardian once Legends of Runeterra fully launches in 2020. Don’t worry, your Poro pal will wait for you.

Why is Riot making a card game? What’s different about LoR? I have so many other LoR questions!

You can review the full Legends of Runeterra FAQ here!

Teamfight Tactics Mobile

When will TFT Mobile launch in SEA?

We are working out the details for when and how TFT Mobile will launch in SEA next year and will provide more updates in the future. 

Is Garena publishing TFT Mobile?

Riot is focused on trying to deliver our new games directly to players directly in SEA where possible. That said, Garena will not be publishing TFT Mobile. 

Will TFT PC stay with Garena?

Garena will continue to support TFT on PC.

Will we have cross-platform play in SEA?

TFT Mobile will not be available for cross-platform play in Southeast Asia.

 

Excited about our new games? Pre-register now!

Legends of Runeterra

League of Legends: Wild Rift

Teamfight Tactics Mobile