Since 2019, Riot Games is working on a manager game for League of Legends! Soon, you will be able to manage your own esports organization and build your pro team with the LoL Esports Manager.
Dude, we are hyped for the new LoL Esports Manager from Riot Games! 2 years after the first announcement, we finally got new information and a teaser for the LoL Esports Manager during LPL's 10th anniversary celebration!
What Is The LoL Esports Manager?
Like in well-known formats like Football Manager, you can create your own Pro Team and manage it to play against other organizations. You are the boss of your own Esports organization!
In the video, Kate Han, the Global Producer of LoL Esports Manager, showed more about the game and its features. You can already see how you can compete against other player-created orgs with your own created Pro-team. Finally, a manager game that is not boring af.
During matches, the team has implemented an AI simulation system that creates situations based on real league data from the professional scene. How awesome is that?
Here is the video of the LoL Esports Manager:
First look into LoL Esports Manager | League of Legends CN 10th Anniversary Presents— LPL (@lplenglish) September 5, 2021
Lead your dream roster through the paces in the new game LoL Esports Manager. Stay tuned for more details! #LPL pic.twitter.com/T6c7BZ0EUI
League of Legends has many fans who love it, and we hope to tailor a game for esports fans that they’ll love
Han says in the video. In the background, you can see different ranking cards with professional players... please not another FIFA Ultimate Team, Riot Games...
I know the Asian market loves Play2Win systems, but the model is incredibly hated in Europe and NA, so please don't mess it up here!
Will the LoL Esports Manager be Pay2Win?
Players have ratings
In the video, we can see the cards of Edward Gaming players with high ratings and a special edition. So, since they won the Summer Playoffs, they got a FIFA-like "Team of the Season Edition", which has extremely high ratings.
The cards are rated with a score and a star-rating, so whoever has the cards with the better ratings also has the better team. This means that players will have to roll for certain strong players with in-game currency or real money, or draw card packs like in FIFA. Also, they are very rare, which means that superstar players will most likely be hard to get.
So, like FIFA, it will probably be a pay2win title.
When Will The LoL Esports Manager Be Released?
Originally, the game was supposed to be released in 2020, but Riot Games has delayed the launch of the game. Unfortunately, the new trailer did not include a release date yet.
But I think we will get new info about the release date soon! EarlyGame will keep you up to date.
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