League of Legends: Savage Rift, Riot Games’ hit MOBA game for mobile, won the prestigious Golden Joystick Award for “Best Mobile Game” at the 2021 Golden Joystick Awards. Wild Rift built up a large fan base in its first year of release, with a notable participation. in Esports competitions and a large player base.
Staggering numbers in the beta
League of Legends: Wild Rift is the mobile version of the popular League of Legends MOBA game, available on PC. Like its PC version, Wild Rift has amassed a significant fan base during its first year of existence. The game was originally released as an “Alpha Launch” in Brazil and the Philippines in June 2020. On October 27, 2020, the game entered open beta for the first time. The game’s eventual release date was October 8, 2021, over a year later.
Although it was recently released in its “final” form, Wild Rift has attracted a committed player base during the open beta period. Wild Rift esports events and teams have already been created, demonstrating the popularity and competitive nature of the game. The average increase in players has been astonishing, with the highest number of Wild Rift players estimated to be around 400 000 in the previous 30 days.
Wild Rift: Reasons to Win at the 2021 Golden Joystick Awards
While part of the success is largely due to League of Legends’ previous success, Wild Rift is undeniably a competitive MOBA well done. It has established itself in the mobile sector, particularly in Asia and Latin America. The award for the best mobile game is also noteworthy as the game was only recently released in its full form. For over a year it had been in open beta.
The Lego Builder’s Journey won the award for best mobile game of last year. With the mobile game continuing to grow steadily, it will be intriguing to see which great title takes home the coveted trophy next year.