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New League of Legends mobile video and screenshots leaked

Published: 27/Aug/2019 22:19 Updated: 27/Aug/2019 22:48

by Bill Cooney

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New screenshots and video have emerged that apparently show gameplay and champions from a League of Legends mobile version.

Rumors about a possible mobile port for the popular MOBA have been floating around since May, but these leaks seem to be first concrete evidence that a mobile League of Legends game is actually happening.

Chinese publisher Tencent has been a parent company of Riot since 2011, and the two companies have struggled over the years on how to capitalize on League of Legends – which Tencent distributes for Riot in China.

Ry EnriquezThe new screenshots appear to show a mobile version of League of Legends.

League of Legends could be coming to mobile

The leaked images and videos were posted to a Facebook page by user Ry Enriquez on August 23, but are only now starting to get noticed.

In them, we can see gameplay from what appears to be an LoL tutorial mode and the hero select screen for the Chinese mobile version of the game.

What heroes are in the leaks?

There are 27 heroes from the images and video that we can identify, including: Garen, Vayne, Jinx, Fizz, Xin Zhao, Oriana, Janna, Lux, Annie, Nami, Gragas, Ahri, Twisted Fate, Olaf, Shyvana, Tryndamere, Vi, Malphite, Nasus, Miss Fortune, Ezreal, Master Yi, Jax, Fiora, Blitzcrank, Soraka, and Dr. Mundo.

The full version of LoL features 144 heroes to choose from, so there’s a good chance more characters will be added in – if the leaks are legit, that is.

Garen is the only hero we see played in the leak, and the games appear to be set in a tutorial mode, which might be why his damage looks strong at level 1.

Why bring League of Legends to mobile?

Tencent and Riot have plenty of reasons to develop a mobile version of League, but the biggest, as always, is money.

Mobile games are big in China and the rest of Asia – according to Newzoo, mobile games made up 57 percent of video game revenue in China in 2018, but only accounted for 36 percent of the U.S. market.

Tencent already released a LoL-type game called “Honor of Kings” in China, which has become the highest-grossing MOBA game out there.

An adaption of “Honor of Kings” called “Arena of Valor” was released to Western audiences, but the game was not well received and is generally considered a flop.

Ry EnriquezTencent is probably hoping the mobile version of LoL does better than “Arena of Valor” did.

Dexerto has reached out to Riot games for comment about the leak.

Even though nothing has been officially confirmed regarding League of Legends mobile from Riot or Tencent, the move would certainly make sense, especially in the mobile-game loving Asian market.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.