Project L fighting game introduces duo play, demo playable at EVO 2023

Brianna Reeves
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Riot Games announced that its eagerly-anticipated fighting game, Project L, will feature a duo play system and appear EVO 2023.

Riot originally unveiled the League of Legends fighting game during EVO 2019. Codenamed Project L, the fighter was built around a 2v2 combat system meant to shake up the genre’s status quo.

While Riot hasn’t shared the full list of playable characters as of yet, the confirmed roster features the following: Ahri, Darius, Ekko, Jinx, Katarina, and Illaoi.

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The studio’s latest update about the project teases that even more details sit on the horizon. Most notably, a new character and a playable demo will soon take center stage.

LoL fighting game Project L is coming to EVO 2023

The crew at Riot Games confirmed that Project L will return for this year’s EVO festivities. Those who attend can expect the studio to bring a playable demo featuring four characters – Ahri, Darius, Ekko, and a new champion.

That’s right: In addition to a playable demo, Project L’s EVO appearance will also include a new champion reveal. While the fighting game event starts August 3 and ends on August 6, the following post indicates Project L will only stick around from August 4-5.

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On top of confirming its EVO 2023 plans, Riot additionally uploaded a dev diary centered around Project L’s duo play feature.

Executive Producer Tom Cannon noted that “Project L isn’t just a tag-based fighting game.” He continued, “it’s a 2v2 team-based fighting game,” allowing teams comprising two players to face off against each other.

So one player will control one champion while their buddy pilots another, meaning Project L is an experience that users can play with and against their friends.

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According to Game Director Shaun Rivera, duo play works similarly to tag-team wrestling. One user fights on the main stage; their teammate waits off-screen until their partner tags them in.

Better still, Project L supports several types of matchups – 1v1, 2v2, and 2v1. The latter matchup means solo players can expect to join tag-team battles and control both playable characters on their own.

Project L won’t likely become available as a wide release for a few more years, but EVO 2023 attendees have plenty to look forward to come August.

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Brianna graduated from SHSU in 2018 with a Master's degree in English Literature. In the past, she's written for Comic Book Resources, PlayStation LifeStyle, and Screen Rant. On top of penning scripts for GVMERS, Brianna covers the latest gaming news for Dexerto. Her expertise lies in PlayStation, single-player games such as Assassin's Creed, and anything Batman-related. You can contact her at brianna.reeves@dexerto.com.