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The standards for mobile esports just got higher. One of the world's most reputable electronic sport company, ESL Gaming, has extended the reach of its mobile esports ecosystem (ESL Mobile) beyond North America and Europe, with the Asia-Pacific - yes, that includes Southeast Asia - and MENA (Middle East/North Africa) regions joining its ranks, totalling up to more than 80 countries eligible for ESL Mobile.

Mobile esports titles that will be featured in ESL Mobile, includes:

Two ESL Mobile seasons will take place this year, with the ESL Mobile Spring 2021 making its worldwide debut in April. Each season comprises two stages: the ESL Mobile Open and the all-new ESL Mobile Challenge.

The ESL Mobile Open will be open to public, regardless of your skills. Anyone can compete in the aforementioned mobile titles, as they battle through two phases and two more play-ins to advance to the next stage, the ESL Mobile Challenge. The second stage will pit the best Open players against invited top-tier teams in standard regular-season-to-finals format, not to mention that it'll be broadcast all over the world. Season 1 will be adopting an online-only format, but the Finals will be held live at the world's biggest esports events.

And finally, ESL Mobile will allow players to win a share of the whopping US$650,000 prize pool.

Here are the competition dates:

Visit esl.gg/mobile for more information, and you can follow ESL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Catch the ESL Mobile live broadcasts on Twitch and YouTube.

For non-League of Legends players who've been curious to know more about the legends of Runeterra (see what we did there?), Riot Forge has an answer to that, with the upcoming release of Ruined King: A League of Legends Story.

Ruined King is a brand-new turn-based RPG that's set in the LoL universe, to be launched not only on Steam and the Epic Games Store, but also, for the first time ever, on consoles - both PS4 and PS5; Xbox One, Series X and S; and even Nintendo Switch, with free upgrades for current generation console owners to the next generation.

The single-player LoL game will take place across two Runeterra regions: the dangerous and shady port town of Bilgewater, and the cursed Shadow Isles shrouded in the corruptive Black Mist.

(left to right) Familiar faces Pyke, Braum, Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Ahri and Yasuo will take center stage in Ruined King.

Ruined King is being developed by Airship Syndicate, whose portfolio includes Darksiders Genesis and Battle Chasers: Nightwar, with the project led by Airship Syndicate founder/renowned comic book artist Joe Madureiro, who worked on Marvel comics such as X-Men, Deadpool and Spider-Man.

Ruined King also marks the debut of Riot Forge, formed to specialise in producing video games that expands upon the LoL lore, to new players and platforms. Unlike Riot Games (which it's under), the publisher will work with experienced third-party studios to bring these LoL games to life.

Shadow Isles.

Looks like Riot Games has been hard at work in expanding the LoL series, what with the introduction of Wild Rift and Legends of Runeterra.

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story will be released early next year.

These couple of weeks have been pretty hype if you're a League of Legends fan. Not only are we getting the 2020 Worlds grand final tomorrow, but the new Valorant hero also came out last week, and Wild Rift open beta was released on Wednesday! For Legends of Runeterra fans, there was the recently released Monuments of Power expansion and today we've got another update - the K/DA ALL OUT event, in time for the ALL OUT EP launch next week.

A timed-event that ends in 25 days, K/DA ALL OUT will give all LoR players the opportunity to earn K/DA-themed cosmetics, cards and rewards. So if you love the K-pop supergroup and play LoR, you're in for a real treat. All the cards obtained through the event will be available for free, but if you want cosmetics such as the Stella Guardian, you'll need to spend 975 Coins for the premium rewards.

In addition to the K/DA event, the latest update also implements Patch 1.13 with nerfs to Make It Rain and Lee Sin. Expeditions archetypes have also been updated and some minor bug fixes. The latest update for LoR is available now, just boot up your client to download it today!

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Sticking to their scheduled rollout of new content for its hit collectible card game, Legend of Runeterra, Riot Games has officially released the next expansion in the Call of the Mountain set: Monuments of Power! Available now for all players. Monuments of Power will give players access to a new card type - Landmarks, and 40 new cards including 3 new champions. All this in addition to the usual new Ranked Seasons, guardians, boards, card backs, emotes, and Lab modes.

For those of you who are still grinding out your collection of cards, Riot has extended the levels for Targon, Bilgewater and Demacia roads to help make that process easier.

A bunch of cards have also been rebalanced for the game, namely Genevieve Elmheart, Bastion, Hush, and Living Legends.

Expeditions Mode has also been updated with new archetypes and includes cards from the latest expansion.

For those of you who are interested in playing LoR competitively, we've got some good news. Riot Games has also announced the first Seasonal Tournament, that begins in December. These tournaments, open to the top 700 ranked players of each region, and to folks who successfully go through the Last Chance Gauntlet - will give players to compete for pride, glory, and a cash prize. If things go well, we can see the beginnings of a competitive LoR scene in the near future.

Monuments of Power is out now, what are you waiting for? Update your client and earn those ranks!

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After revealing what the next region will be in Legends of Runeterra (LoR), the wait has finally come to an end. Starting tomorrow, LoR players will be able to explore the region of Targon with the release of the new expansion, Call of the Mountain. The update will introduce the new region, Targon, and 89 cards including 7 champions. These champions include Leona, Diana, Taric and Aurelion Sol, as well as six new gameplay mechanics to (hopefully) overturn the current meta.

Taric

The update will be available for PC, Android and iOS all at the same time. For those of you who want to play it as soon as it's released, the update will be pushed at 2am tomorrow morning (+8 GMT). Following their release schedule, we'll see even more new cards being added to the game in October and December, with each expansion featuring 40 new cards including 3 champions.

In addition to the new cards, the update will bring along with it patch 1.8 which balances a handful of cards, new boards, guardians, stickers and card backs. Oh, and let's not forget - a new ranked season for you to enjoy! Complete details about the update can be found on the official LoR website. If you're keen on checking out what the new cards will be, visit Mobalytics.

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Looks like Legends of Runeterra fans have got some exciting news in store for them. Riot Games announced today its new plans detailing the release schedule for its upcoming expansion - Call of the Mountain.

Eschewing the traditional release schedule of collectible card games, Riot will be experimenting with something new instead - new cards will be introduced to the game via expansions and sets. According to their definition, an expansion is all the cards, champions, cosmetics and game modes released with a major patch. A set is a thematically and mechanically cohesive group of cards released over one or more expansions. The set shares its name with the first of these expansions. This means in the coming months, we'll see the expansion, Call of the Mountain released in August. Then in October and December, there will be a total of 2 sets which complement the Call of the Mountain expansion.

To break it down simply - it's going to be one large expansion set that's released in chunks instead of as a whole. Their reasoning for this is to keep the game fresh - instead of one massive launch that sputters out after a couple of months, having cards released in stages will keep the game fresh in everyone's minds and will have players looking forward to the next batch of content since it's only a 2-month waiting period in between them. This release schedule will hopefully allow the meta to develop and grow instead of staying stagnant since there will be new cards to play around with.

Riot Games also mentions that while each release will not have an equal amount of new cards for all regions, they will be equalized when all the sets in the expansion have been released. For Call of the Mountain, all the cards will be focused on the new region - Targon. However, moving forward, every set will add a new champion to each region, and every expansion will contain new cards for each region.

With Targon on the horizon, could we expect to see Champions like Leona, Taric and Zoe in LoR? Fortunately, we won't have to wait too long to find out. Call of the Mountain will be released on 26th August.

Stay tuned to eGG Network for more news and updates on Legends of Runeterra!

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