On this day two years ago, the Arena of Truth Mobile was the game that made the Vietnamese game village stir. It is rare for the community to witness a game where the number of players queuing up to more than 100,000 at one point. Not many Vietnamese gamers were lucky enough to enter the game at that time, and indeed the Vietnamese game village was up in the air in the early days of 2020.
At that time, Teamfight Tactics Mobile was the opening game for Riot Games’ blockbuster series including names like Legends of Runeterra, Valorant and League of Legends: Wild Rift. All three games mentioned above have belonged to VNG, only Tactics Mobile is different.
At that time, on the Facebook page of Teamfight Tactics Mobile, there was an implicit announcement implying that Garena would not be Riot’s partner in co-publishing this game in the Vietnamese market: As mentioned above, Garena will continue to support TFT on your computer and the League of Legends account on Garena that you use to play TFT will still work normally. But gamers need to create a Riot account to play TFT Mobile. In the future, we will update information on how to set up Riot accounts for SEA gamers. You will not be able to use your League of Legends account on Garena to play DTCL Mobile.”
At that time, everyone thought that Teamfight Tactics Mobile would belong to VNG. But no, at the present time, that is, after two years this blockbuster has not been officially owned and released by VNG. Not even Garena, and the fate of this game is extremely mysterious.
Although many regions around the world have experienced the “boring” Mobile Tactics Arena, Vietnamese gamers have not and currently it is not clear which publisher this blockbuster will belong to in the Vietnamese market. Almost 90% will still be one of the two giants of the Vietnamese game village, VNG and Garena, but exactly which force will “swallow” the Teamfight Tactics Mobile is still an unanswered question.
After two years, the powerful green Facebook page of the Arena of Truth Mobile is still like an “abandoned house” when there are no new posts. Meanwhile, the game that was thought to be the first release in Riot’s four-game series is forever a mysterious disappearance. When will Vietnamese gamers officially experience the Mobile Tactics Arena without having to “break through” and VNG or Garena will be the leader of this game? Those are the questions that all of us gamers still cannot answer.