League of Legends is heading to Russia

League of Legends heading to Russia

It's hard to believe that League of Legends has only been around for a couple of years. It's been downloaded by 30 million players, and more than four million log on every day to play it. With 11 million active players, it's bigger than World of Warcraft . It's set to grow even more. Riot games announce that they're taking League of Legends to Russia.

High rates of piracy make Russia a problematic territory for some publishers, but League of Legend's free to play model could prove a perfect fit for the millions of PC Gamers living there. Riot say they'll be setting up Russian servers and have prepared a fully localised client and website for the release. There's no mention of a launch date just yet.

League of Legends is free to play already in the US, UK and most of Europe. Check out the League of Legends site to download the client and start playing.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.