Paytm First Games today announced the launch of ‘Legends of Runeterra’ tournaments in India. From August to November, the company will organize three tournaments with a total prize pool of Rs. 7.5 lakhs. Over 15,000 players will be able to participate in this through their mobile phone or computer.
The announcement was initially made during a webinar of PFG along with Riot Games. The first tournament is scheduled from 8 August to 12 August, while the other two tournaments will be held in the month of September and November. To participate in the tournament, gaming enthusiasts across the country will be able to register from 30 July onwards on the Paytm First Games app. This tournament will be held online and will use multiple elimination formats depending upon the round.
Paytm First Games COO Sudhanshu Gupta said “Further strengthening our association with Riot Games, we are excited to launch Legends of Runeterra tournaments in India much ahead of many other gaming markets. It will be one of the biggest esports tournaments organized in India in terms of prize money and participation. This is also a reaffirmation of the fact that India is among the fastest-growing gaming markets in the world”
Released globally on 29 April 2020, ‘Legends of Runeterra’ is a free-to-play digital collectible card game developed and published by Riot Games. It is set within the League of Legends universe, drawing on characters found throughout that game’s expansive lore.
Riot Games South Asia publishing head Sukamal Pegu said, “We are super excited to see PFG announce a competitive Legends of Runeterra experience for our Indian players. This will give Runeterra players in the region a huge platform to showcase their skills. The game has a lot of depth and is well suited for Indian players, with its focus on strategy and being able to outplay opponents with mastermind moves. We expect world-class Legends of Runeterra players to come out of the PFG series”
Paytm First Games recently held a successful Teamfight Tactics mobile tournament in India in the month of June.