Looks like League of Legends Mobile "Wild Rift" is going to be delayed to next year for an Indian Release, as Tencent's involvement with Riot could cause problems for the game in India. In this article, we would list out everything you need to know about Wild Rift, the next big mobile MOBA in the market.

What is Wild Rift?

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League of Legends: Wild Rift is the port of LoL to the mobile platform, with various optimizations and modifications to the gameplay. They actually have been trying to port the whole thing to mobile but eventually throw in the towel due to the complexity of LoL. Wild Rift is going to be a much simpler version of the game, with fewer heroes and mechanics.

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Current Situation of Wild Rift

As of October 7th, the game is still in Regional Closed Beta with Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan and Korea participated... all in the East and Southeast region of Asia. Indian Esports squads like TSM Entity is considering to move to Wild Rift.

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TSM Entity, the best PUBG Mobile team in India, is now playing Wild Rift

While the closed beta is not yet available in India, you can install and test it using these links: the APK and OBB files. After having acquired the two files, run the APK file to install the game, run it once then close immediately. Move the OBB file to “Android>OBB>com.riotgames.league.wildrift" (create a new folder with that name).

Wild Rift Release Date in India?

While the game is global launch is announced to be at the end of 2020, the Indian version might be delayed to at least March 2021. The reason behind this is probably Tencent's involvement in the development of this game - they owned Riot ever since February 2011.

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Sona in Wild Rift

With Chinese based mobile games like PUBG Mobile getting banned in India, looks like they are being pretty careful in order to not get this game banned too - the delay might be an attempt to wait until the border situation calm down. The PC version, League of Legends, is still safe in India.

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