League of Legends officially celebrated 10 years of development on August 8, let’s look back at the highlights and milestones of the national game.
League of Legends, the national MOBA game, officially celebrated its 10-year journey in Vietnam on August 8, 2022. The 10th anniversary is a memorable and special milestone when the game officially has a 2-digit development period, which any game wants to achieve. As usual, Garena still launches events at this memorable milestone for gamers to have the opportunity to receive free skins. To mark this memorable milestone, let’s take a look back at the journey, the remarkable milestones in 10 developments of League of Legends in Vietnam.
2012: When League of Legends appeared, the day Vietnam appeared on the world LoL esports map
10 years ago, on August 8, 2012, League of Legends was officially launched in Vietnam. Marks a new era of Esports and the most successful game in Vietnamese history. Right from the time of launch, the game has made a big splash with initial success when attracting a large number of gamers from the stormy games of that time such as AOE, Dota2, Warcraft …
Just over a month later, the game was esportsized when Saigon Jokers won initial victories for Vietnam and represented Southeast Asia at Worlds 2012. At the game’s biggest tournament on the planet. Recently released, Saigon Joker had a historic victory over Dignitas and finished the tournament in 9-10th place overall. Marked, the appearance of the Vietnam area on the world LoL esports map at that time.
2013: The appearance of SofM and Full Louis
If 2012 is considered the beginning of League of Legends, 2013 will be the most brilliant development time of the game with a series of big and small tournaments and huge bonuses. In a row, there are large-scale tournaments, an unprecedented number of followers in history and along with that, many teams have registered to attend. The Saigon Jokers are still indignant to show their strength throughout the big and small tournaments, but this is also the beginning of a team that has been loved by many fans up to this point, which is Full Louis.
Although Full Louis was just established and started participating in tournaments in early 2013, they really proved their strength with the championship championship with the biggest prize money at that time – Journey Legend with 200 million VND bonus. Full Louis then had additional personnel, a start for Vietnam’s only League of Legends prodigy, StyleOfMee or later SofM. Full Louis won 2 more championship titles in 2013 after that and SofM also proved his level when playing up to 4 positions in the main team despite only turning 15 years old.
As for the game, we see a clear development of League of Legends during this time both from the number of players and the game features and the release of champions. There is no net shop that does not have League of Legends installed, probably at least 50% of players are starting to learn this game. The appearance of the ARAM Map and the general Yasuo are probably the two most interesting changes in 2013 that we need to mention.
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2014: GPL failures, new modes appear frequently
2014 was a pretty dark year for teams from Vietnam including Full Loius, Saigon Jokers and Saigon Fantastic Five as they failed to win the GPL in both spring and summer respectively. Then there were the next failures in the regional qualifiers and the most unfortunate was SF5 before ahq at that time when the level of our VCS region and the LMS was relatively different.
Also in 2014, League of Legends had many important starts in the game that made the game maintain its development and success with the current 10-year period. First of all, we have to mention the Team Building activity when League of Legends has allowed players to choose the position during the search for ranked matches. Then there were many big changes in the forest when this was the year when the elemental dragons appeared and lasted until the present time with jungle equipment, mastery boards…
In terms of modes, 2014 also laid the foundation for the opening of new game modes that appear alternately with each version such as One For All, Duel, Hexakill, Super Horror Machine, URF, Sublimation… During this time, Riot Games also started to develop other areas around League of Legends such as releasing cool videos and many other works that were warmly received by the gaming community.
2015: The development of the biggest League of Legends tournament in Vietnam – VCS
In 2015, the Vietnam Championship Series or as we know it as the VCS tournament officially became the biggest League of Legends tournament in Vietnam. In the first professional season, VCS had the participation of 16 teams in Vietnam. The brightest names of League of Legends include SF5 – the team that won both VCS and GPL Spring 2015, Saigon Jokers, Full Louis, 269 and a potential team – Boba Marines.
SF5’s championship at the GPL playground is also a memorable milestone that helps our VCS region gradually rise above other countries in Southeast Asia after the separation of LMS. However, all of Vietnam’s strong teams were defeated by the physical strength of Thailand’s LoL, Bangkok Titans, in the SEA qualifiers and could not compete for a ticket to Worlds after that.
At the game, 2015 is also the time when League of Legends added more variables in the match with the appearance of Rift Herald. 5 new champions released, 17 reworked champions, 100 skins landed in League of Legends. In addition, the numbers at international tournaments also prove that the development of League of Legends has not shown signs of stopping with 334 million followers at Worlds 2015, $2130000 in total prize money and 4 host countries. remarkable number.
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2016: The dominance of Saigon Jokers
2016 is the year of complete dominance of Saigon Jokers on the domestic front with two VCS championships, CCCS and MDCS representing the spring and summer seasons. The same is true at GPL when Saigon Jokers twice overcame Bangkok Titans with a score of 3-1 in the spring and 3-2 in the summer to win tickets to the qualifying round. However, SAJ could not create a surprise when it received quick defeats in the following two seasons of IWCI and IWCQ, unable to replicate its achievements in 2012. This defeat also put an end to it. for the most successful team in League of Legends after the dissolution of SF5 and Full Loius before.
That’s half the 10-year road of League of Legends.