Garena’s 10-year journey of accompanying and developing League of Legends in Vietnam has ended with many meaningful achievements.
Thus, after 10 years of accompanying Vietnamese gamers, Garena will also say goodbye to the game League of Legends (LoL) after Riot Games transfers to a new publisher, VNG. This can be considered a beautiful ending to Garena’s journey to bring League of Legends into the most popular game in Vietnam.
And during the release of League of Legends in Vietnam, Garena has also contributed a lot to Vietnamese esports in general and professional League of Legends in particular. So let’s take a look at the achievements that Garena has made in 10 years of releasing League of Legends in the S-shaped country.
8/8/2012: League of Legends debut in Vietnam
First launched in Vietnam on August 8, 2012, League of Legends has become one of the most loved games with a large number of players. Only a little later, tournaments were also started by Garena and gradually improved the organization’s scale and professionalism. Results quickly came to Garena and Vietnamese League of Legends when even in 2012, SAJ excellently won the right to attend Worlds for the first time.
2013 – 2014: The tournament system is continuously expanded
G-cafe Cup (formerly Teemo Cup) is a tournament for amateur teams to compete for the first time, especially held monthly in many places. Vietnamese League of Legends officially owns a tournament system from amateur to professional with the same size and number of teams spanning many regions. VCSA then also became the biggest professional tournament of Vietnamese League of Legends when gathering a series of top teams.
2016: VCSA became a tournament under Riot’s system
With its great strides, the VCSA tournament is officially in the system of Riot Games, thereby continuing to become the leading tournament in Vietnam with the participation of many strong teams along with the scale of the tournament. improved a lot when getting more sponsorship. Vietnamese League of Legends has also become one of the big players in Southeast Asia when continuously dominating the GPL tournament.
2016 is also the year that marks Sofm becoming the first Vietnamese player to go abroad and compete in the LPL region.
2017 – 2018: VCS splits into a separate area
With GAM’s extremely impressive performance at Worlds 2017 and a series of outstanding achievements afterward, Riot Games decided to separate VCS from the GPL to become a separate region. The scale of the VCS tournament is also much improved with a total prize pool of up to 1.2 billion VND along with a quality venue at GG Stadium.
2019: The first international tournament is held in Vietnam
2019 is a very special year for the Vietnamese LoL community when MSI – the second biggest tournament of the year of the world League of Legends was held in Vietnam. Fans have been able to witness the exciting atmosphere of a major tournament, as well as witness the top teams compete live. In that year’s MSI, PVB also left many marks when performing at the top. VCS style with two wins against G2 Esports – The team was then crowned champion.
Immediately after the transfer information was announced, many gamers also expressed their gratitude to Garena after what he has done to help League of Legends develop in Vietnam. The transfer of the publisher will mark a new turning point in game development as well as building a more professional tournament system. Hopefully the new publisher will also continue the achievements that Garena has built with the Vietnamese LoL background.
Once again, Tin Game Channel would like to thank Garena after a 10-year journey with League of Legends in Vietnam. It can be said that this is a meaningful journey in the development of League of Legends in particular and Vietnamese Esports in general.
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