Riot Games’ PC free to play MOBA League of Legends is one of the biggest games in the world right now. Whenever yearly statistics for PC game spending show up, League is usually at the top in all regards. While Eli has enjoyed it for a long time on PC, mobile gamers have been looking at something else to get their fix. Arena of Valor from Tencent is something we cover often. Check out our weekly feature on it here. Today, Reuters reports that Tencent and Riot Games are developing a mobile version of League of Legends.
At this point, it is more surprising that there wasn’t already a mobile version of League given the install base and player spending for free to play games on mobile but here we are. Three sources with knowledge about the matter told Reuters about the mobile version’s developments. Apparently Honuor of Kings (What ‘Arena of Valor’ is known as in China) created some tension with Riot Games when Tencent developed it. Reuters also says that the sources confirm that the mobile League of Legends is unlikely to launch this year.
As of now, the only official League app is the League Friends (Free) companion app that is also on Google Play. What do you want to see in a mobile version of League of Legends besides the obvious cross play and progression?