Riot Games Announces Participation in the Esports World Cup

Riot Games has officially declared its entry into the upcoming Esports World Cup (EWC) in Riyadh, with teams from its flagship title, League of Legends (LoL) Esports, and competitors from Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Esports. This move coincides with the introduction of servers dedicated to the MENA region, aiming to elevate the gaming landscape there.

Though the EWC operates independently of Riot's direct oversight in event production and team selection, Riot's involvement signifies recognition of the event's potential for significant impact and commercial opportunities. The company's primary aim is to enrich the esports experience for fans, particularly in the MENA region, by providing teams in financial need with more opportunities to compete on an international stage and achieve financial stability through increased prize pools. Riot intends to closely monitor this year's EWC to evaluate its success, the benefits it brings to professional teams, and its overall value to the global player community.


Upcoming Arabic Localization and Server Launches

Riot is set to introduce Arabic localization this summer, making adjustments for linguistic nuances and the technical requirement of right-to-left text display. Additionally, the launch of local servers aims to minimize latency, part of Riot's commitment to improving the gaming experience worldwide.

With Riot Games joining, the EWC is poised to be an unprecedented gathering in esports history, featuring an expansive list of major titles including TEKKEN 8, Street Fighter 6, EA Sports FC 24, and many others, alongside League of Legends. The inclusion of Riot Games marks a significant milestone, promising to make the EWC a landmark event in the esports calendar.