After a 12-year partnership with Garena, Riot Games will begin self-publishing League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics across Southeast Asia in January 2023.
In the years since Riot first released League in 2009, the game has become a favorite for players in Southeast Asia. By self-publishing, Riot will make sure players in Southeast Asia have the same League and TFT experience as people who play those games all around the world.
Riot has already been self-publishing VALORANT, Legends of Runeterra, and League of Legends: Wild Rift in the region, and soon, League and TFT will join them.
Southeast Asia League and TFT Country Structure
The new structure in Asia Pacific will see Riot expand efforts in countries they already publish in like Japan and India. In addition, Riot is also in the process of establishing new local offices in key countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Players in these countries can look forward to having a dedicated Riot office focused purely on creating hyper-local experiences. Furthermore, Riot plans to tailor their games to audiences in each country and the region as a whole.
According to Riot, they “want to make your account migration to Riot both smooth and a ton of fun”. Therefore, Riot is holding a month-long, prize-filled, server-warming party for players in Southeast Asia.
Welcome Event Kicks Off January 13
Basically, just log in and play in January to earn a few different kinds of Tokens. These tokens can be exchanged for free permanent skin shards, legendary eggs, and even Ultimate skins!
The welcome event will run for one month, so don’t forget to log in to join the festivities. Evidently, Riot has even more on offer for Southeast Asia League of Legends players making it possible for you to…
Unlock Tons of Champions
In honor of the League’s original launch, SEA players will be able to unlock all champions released from 2009–2021 for free. This can be done by completing in-game missions! There’s a lot of lost time to make up for. So, build your roster at warp speed with this special Southeast Asia-only offer.
Southeast Asia League of Legends and TFT Ranked Season
The new year means new Riot LoL/TFT servers and a new ranked climb! This year Riot will be waiting until after the official server switch to get the ranked season started.
Certainly, they are trying to make it as easy as possible to link your Garena League Account. However, it’s even more important that all players get a fair start on the ladder. That’s why Riot is starting the ranked season several days after January 6th.
Lunar New Year Event
Having official Riot servers means getting included in all of the global events, starting with the Lunar New Year Event on January 13th! Usher in a new year with fresh skin lines, unique events, and no shortage of festive cheer.
Offline Events: INCOMING
Providing in-game goodies is one thing, but Riot will be having a local presence as well. Accordingly, they will be looking to set up offices in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Moreover, Riot plans to also work with local partners in Taiwan and Vietnam.
All-New Esports Tournament
Worlds 22 is quickly fading away in the rearview mirror. As a result, Riot is planning to celebrate Southeast Asia’s future League of Legends and TFT pros with a special tournament! Although they are working out the details, you can still rest assured that the new SEA-ranked season will start off with a BANG!
How Can You Get Ready for All of This?
Whether you were on the fence about migrating or just running a little late to the party, the Riot team is ready to welcome you to the new Riot League Servers at any time!
Just go to their official Account Migration Microsite. In particular, you will find everything you need to know about preserving your Garena League data or preparing a fresh Riot League Account.