Riot Games made a statement about the future of Legends of Runeterra, which they just released, in the esports field. It looks like it's too early for some stuff right now.
League of Legends producer Riot Games announced many innovations at the event that the game started for the 10th anniversary celebration. They released the League of Legends: Wild Rift version for the console and mobile platform. They also announced the anime series Arcane, which tells the stories of the heroes in the original game, which also has a 10-year history. In addition, Legends of Runeterra, a new digital card game, was shared with game lovers.
The reactions and feedbacks for Runeterra have been so positive that, considering the company's great success in the esports field, everyone has begun to question whether this new game will have tournaments.
Riot employees made the statement regarding the esports issue for the game, which will be released in 2020. Speaking at the league celebrations panel organized as part of the 10th year events, Steve Ruben and Magnus Lehmann talked about the future of the game. “We don't think we have to force people to know whether the game will become an esports or not,” said Lehmann. An exciting game we have to do. "If players decide that this is something they want to compete with, then it must happen organically."
To play Legends of Runeterra, you can register for the closed beta version of the game.