VALORANT and League of Legends arrive in the Epic Games Store
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VALORANT, League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics and Legends of Runeterra are coming to the Epic Games Store as part of a month-long promotion campaign for Netflix’s new animated League of Legend series “Arcane.”

This is the first time League of Legends and VALORANT have shown up on a broader PC storefront. All games are available through Riot Games directly, although this gives Epic some more momentum in their race to take on Steam. Valve’s platform has a strong grip on the PC gaming market, representing 18% of sales in 2017.

Epic Games has been using the resources gained from the massive success of Fortnite to stake a claim in the PC gaming market. The North Carolina-based company has been offering payouts to developers to bring games to the Epic Games Store for a limited time. The Epic Games Store reported having 160 million users via PC at the end of 2020.

VALORANT and League of Legends coming to the Epic Games Store

“Riot Games is one of the world’s best developers and creators of groundbreaking entertainment franchises,” Steve Allison, Epic Games Store general manager, said. “We’re excited they’ve chosen to partner with us to bring their titles to millions of new players through the Epic Games Store.”

“Arcane” will be available to stream on Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET in all regions that the service is available. Twitch streamers will be able to co-stream the show and watch it with their viewers. It’s the first series based on the League of Legends universe and Riot is pushing it hard with a month-long promotion campaign.

 

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