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Seemingly the Riot Games has bent the knee in front of the mobile gaming giant of China, Tencent. Tencent had followed Riot Games, the developers behind League of Legends, to bring the title to mobile devices. However, Riot Games never was never convinced to bring the League of Legends to the mobile. Having failed to convince the Riot Games to bring their all-time hit League of Legends to the mobile, Tencent Holdings Ltd decided to take things in their own hands. So, they developed a rip off of League of Legends by the name of Honor of Kings; The game was only available in China though. Even so, the game has become the world’s highest grossing multiplayer online battle arena game.
League of Legends Mobile set to release in 2020
Three years ago, Tencent brought Honor of Kings to the Western market by the name of Arena of Valor. Despite, the awesome game-play the title couldn’t make much of an impact in Western society. Anyhow, out of all three games, League of Legends turned out to be a winner and alone amassed $1.4 billion in revenue for Tencent Holding Ltd. Had Riot Games agreed to develop League of Legends for Mobile, they would have earned tons of money by now for mobile gaming is on the boom from last 3 to 4 years.
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Anyway, let bygones be bygones, Riot Games is now developing League of Legends for mobile and we can expect the game to hit the market in 2020 anytime. The sources say that the game development was started a year back, so, presumably, the developers might have already brought the title into some shape by now.
It’s not clear yet whether the game would be exclusive to either Android or iOS. However, we think that Tencent would never make a mistake of keeping such a big title limited to one platform. So, probably we will see League of Legends Mobile for both Android and iOS.