League of Legends: Wild Rift Announced for Apple iPhone 12

In Apple’s annual event that took place today, the company revealed its upcoming device, the iPhone 12. The new iPhone is set to release in four different models, namely the base iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and each one of these models has their own capabilities and specs.

That being said, there’s one thing that ties these four together and that’s the new A14 Biotic processor chip that each of them is utilizing. To show off the iPhone 12’s capabilities and smooth gameplay, Apple announced that League of Legends: Wild Rift will be playable on the device some time this year.

In case you missed it, Wild Rift is the rebuilt mobile version of League of Legends. It was announced last year in October 2019, and the mobile title is supposed to help Riot expand and reach further into Asia’s video game market.

The iPhone 12 presentation featured Riot Games Executive Producer Michael Chow, who said that the upcoming Apple device is “insanely powerful.” Chow also said that the advent of the iPhone 12, along with its 5G capabilities, means that this would be the “perfect time to bring League to iOS.”

After all, the iPhone 12 and its different models are supposed to have graphical fidelity and FPS, which is perfect for something like Wild Rift.

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At the moment, a closed beta for League of Legends: Wild Rift is being hosted in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, and Japan. The game has primarily been beta tested on Android devices, and Riot hasn’t announced when it will be released for the iPhone 12.

According to Apple’s presentation, the iPhone 12’s A14 Biotic is 50% faster compared to any other competing mobile device on the current market. Not only that, its neural engine is supposedly capable of  “11 trillion operations per second.” That’s pretty impressive.

As for League of Legends, it has been constantly growing in popularity and it has a pretty dedicated fanbase as well. In fact, some time between August 2019 and 2020, League of Legends was one of the most highly-viewed games on Twitch — top 2, to be exact.

In addition, Apple noted that during the World Championship last year, League of Legends had pretty high viewership numbers, which is why the company is excited to have Riot as a partner.

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As for the League of Legends World Championship this year, it’s going to take place through the end of October, and to mark the occasion, Riot has been releasing a bunch of fun in-game events.

For instance, we have the new ALL OUT: Comeback event that features the beloved virtual girl group K/DA, which is a K-pop group composed of League of Legends characters, including Seraphine who is yet to be released.

That being said, Riot Games is currently trying to strengthen League of Legends’ reach onto other parts of the globe. After all, the company’s Australian office was recently shut down, which resulted in the Oceanic Pro League getting dissolved.

Whether or not the mobile game will pay off in the long run remains to be seen, but given the fact that League of Legends fans are looking forward to Wild Rift, we expect that it will do just fine.

Aletheia
Cat and literature-lover. I play RPG games when I have the time.

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