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A gamer, member of the eSports outfit Team Vitality, plays video games in the training room on January 16, 2019 at a "Gaming House" in Berlin's western suburb Halensee. - Berlin, which is hosting the European championships of the world's most popular online video game "League of Legends" until the end of March, is a hotbed of eSports talent with several European teams making their base in Berlin for the championships. The idea of a "Gaming House" allows team-mates to live and play together under one roof, with hours dedicated to improving on-line performances. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

‘League of Legends’ might be coming to smartphones


Riot is said to be working with parent Tencent to bring the MOBA to your pocket.

League of Legends might eventually take up residence on fans’ iOS and Android homescreens. Developer Riot is said to be working with parent company Tencent on a mobile version of the ultra-popular MOBA.

The pair have been working on the port for over a year, according to a Reuters report, though you may have to wait until at least 2020 to play it. A mobile version might help Riot expand LoL‘s footprint in Asia, where mobile gaming tends to prove more popular than PC or console games, while fans elsewhere would be able to get their fix on the go. If Riot and Tencent do release a mobile version of LoL, it’d join a number of other major games in making the leap from PCs to pockets, following PlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsHearthstone and, of course, Fortnite.

Riot is said to have turned down a suggestion from Tencent several years ago to create a mobile version of LoL. The latter then released its own mobile MOBA, Honor of Kings, in 2015. It became a huge hit in China, but failed to gain traction in the west under a different name, Arena of Valor.


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