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League of Legends Wild Rift beta release windows announced

Published: 14:19, 17 October 2020
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League of Legends: Wild Rift version of Lee Sin
League of Legends: Wild Rift version of Lee Sin

Riot Games announced the timeline for releasing the open beta across various regions of the world along with the reveal of the newest champion to join the roster, Lee Sin.

East and South-East Asia are getting the first taste of Wild Rift since these countries will get the open beta first, on October 27, 2020. The list of the countries eligible for the open beta includes:

  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand

EMEA region and other parts Asia along with Oceania will be next in line, with Riot planning to roll out the open beta in early December 2020. The regions included in this batch are:

  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Oceania
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam

North and South America will get open beta after these regions roll out but that is still quite a bit away since Americas are supposed to get the open beta in spring 2021. In other words, these regions are still about half a year away from getting access. Other regions of the world will get access after the Americas.

Riot took this opportunity to reveal the "new" champion coming to Wild Rift, which is also one of the oldest League of Legends champions - Lee Sin. The blind monk is all about mobility and ganking so jungle enthusiasts will be the ones to like him the most after his arrival on the Rift.

He's not the only new champion coming with this patch though. A total of six champions will be available for testing but their full release is coming later. These include:

  • Akali
  • Evelynn
  • Kai'Sa
  • Seraphine
  • Darius
  • Draven
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