It’s a brilliant piece of news for Chinese fans of League of Legends Wild Rift, as Wild Rift is coming to China on September 15, 2021. The game’s official Weibo account revealed that Chinese fans of the game will be able to play the open beta version of the game in mid-September, ending their at least a one-year wait.
Tencent will launch League of Legends: Wild Rift in mainland China on Sep 15. It had previously been undergoing testing in the country this year
It will go up against Honor of Kings, which is also operated by Tencent. As well as Brawl Stars….. which is also operated by Tencent pic.twitter.com/NDHIL2UrDu
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 3, 2021
Release of Wild Rift on Chinese Servers
The launch of the game was approved by China’s National Press and Publication Administration on 9th February. The closed beta version was previously available for testing in a number of Asian nations, but today is the first time the open beta will be offered in China, where the participants’ data will be retained indefinitely.
— Wild Rift NEWS (@wildriftNEWS) February 9, 2021
Availability of the game in South Asia
In September of 2020, Wild Rift had a regional Beta closed, which was followed by an open beta in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, the South Korea and in Japan. The open beta was also launched in several southeast asian countries, including the Philippines and Indonesia. By early 2021, the open beta started to spread to Europe and the Americas on 29 March.
Now that Wild Rift will be available on Chinese regional servers by September 15, South Asia is the last part of the world where the game has yet to be released. We don’t have any official confirmation from the developers at Riot Games, as to when the beta and alpha stages shall be made available for South Asian countries like India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.