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Riot Games has announced where the 2019 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, plus an insight on what their plans for competitive gaming are in the near future.
This year’s invitational takes a departure from the usual locations of North America, Europe, China and South Korea, and will be heading to Vietnam and Taipei. This won’t come as a surprise to many, given the productive year that the LoL scene has had in Vietnam following the launch of their Championship Series.
Riot has also revealed that they will be paying particular attention to advancing their programs for amateur and semi-professional players, which will aim to bring in a new wave of future stars for the game: “For League to become a truly multi-generational sport, we need to make sure that today’s amateurs have the resources and opportunity to succeed tomorrow. For the 2019 season, we’re focusing on making sure that young gamers look to our sport as the place to dedicate their talents, and that they have a clear path to walk in order to get there.”
For more information, check out the update video below, where Riot also detail the expansion of rewards for viewers who tune into the major leagues that are coming up.