This development should surprise no one. Teamfight Tactics has become a fast hit since its release for PC in June. On Twitch, it’s the most watched game, with about 134,000 viewers. It is even beating out the giant hit Fortnite, which has about 127,000 viewers. Teamfight Tactics is well ahead of Valve’s auto chess game, Dota Underlords, which has about 4,100 viewers.
Riot is also bringing four new champions from League of Legends over to Teamfight Tactics: Camille, Jayce, Vi, and Jinx. They will be available for testing today and then officially release along with the 9.16 patch, which is set for August 16.
For a long time, Riot Games focused entirely on League of Legends. The multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) came out back in 2009 and has been a bit hit. Now Teamfight Tactics gives Riot another successful title in its portfolio, even if it technically a mode within League of Legends.