League of Legends: Wild Rift won the Golden Joystick Award for Mobile Game of the Year 2021.
Riot’s long-awaited mobile version of its global MOBA took top spot in the category this year thanks to its focused reimagining of League of Legends, adapting the acclaimed title for the small screen, and bringing a suite of modernizations to its community. millions of people. .
Despite Wild Rift’s established audience, there was stiff competition for this year’s prize, with 80-day developer Inkle’s new Overboard game nominated in the category alongside Final Fantasy veterans Hironobu Sakaguchi and the magnificent Fantasian of Nobuo Uematsu, as well as the adorable Alba: A Wildlife Adventure and Cozy Grove.
Here is the full list of nominees for this award:
- Clap Hanz Golf
- At the sea!
- Alba: a wildlife adventure
- Cozy grove
- League of Legends: Wild Rift (winner)
Despite League of Legends’ continued success, Riot has taken its time with the mobile version, with spinoff game Teamfight Tactics appearing as the first part of its fantasy universe to make its way to mobile. The wait, however, seems to have paid off with a sleek and swift take on the studio phenomenon that offers the perfect adaptations of beloved characters. While other mobile MOBAs are several years ahead of the game, Wild Rift is already catching up to the competition, and even its predecessor, with a champion roster half the size of League of Legends in a fraction of the time.
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