League of Legends: Wild Rift is entering its first regional open beta

Riot Games has announced the first regional open beta for its highly-anticipated MOBA, League of Legends: Wild Rift. The beta opens on October 27, and is available in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. But Riot also plans to bring the beta to other regions such as the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) as well as Oceania, Vietnam, and Taiwan by December of this year. Riot also aims to bring Wild Rift to the Americas in 2021, which should coincide with the global release of the game.

There’s plenty more to celebrate, as well, with popular PC Champion, Lee Sin, arriving in a patch later this month. For more details on Champions coming to the game, see our League of Legends: Wild Rift champions list.

For those that don’t know, League of Legends: Wild Rift isn’t just a port of the popular of PC MOBA, but is actually built from the ground up, with a new map – the Wild Rift – and a focus on adapting the game to fit mobile play, while also retaining the distinctive spirit of the original League.

You can watch the original announcement trailer for Wild Rift below:

The new patch introducing Lee Sin later this month, is also going to let players try out six new Champions for a limited time, including Kai’sa, Evelynn, Akali, Darius, Draven, and Serpahine.

Players can also expect a great deal of content during the run up to the open beta’s release, including spotlights, guides, and community highlights to prepare players for entering the Rift.

For more info and news on League of Legends: Wild Rift, check out the official website and Twitter account. You can also pre-register for the game on Google Play. For more games like Wild Rift, be sure to check out our list of the best mobile MOBAs!