Riot Games to Host a League of Legends Event in Saudi Arabia

Posted on: Dec 04, 2019 By smartlaunch in Tournaments,

Riot Games has announced that it will be hosting a The Nexus event in Saudi Arabia December 5-7 for League of Legends. The event is part of the Riyadh Season, a city-wide festival including international music performances and sporting events.

There will be 23 different activities, events and opportunities that let players “mingle with their favorite champions,” according to an official statement about the festival. It will also feature five different tournaments based on the game with a total prize pool of USD 2 million, and it will feature influencers, one-versus-one duels, Teamfight Tactics, cosplay events, and a traditional fight on Summoner’s Rift.

The five-versus-five League of Legends tournament has been taking place over 13 countries since November, with the final winners getting USD 850,000 at the final rounds at The Nexus.

Riot Games opened an office in Dubai in early 2018, and they are hiring for positions and expanding. But players in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region still don’t have a dedicated server to play on, forcing them to play on faraway servers like EU West and dealing with high ping.

During the 10-year anniversary stream that Riot Games hosted in mid-October, the company announced that it will add Arabic language support next year, as well as a localized version of the game. Riot Games will roll out of a localized version of League of Legends for the MENA region in 2020.

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