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Riot Games plans to celebrate the game’s launch with players at the Bucharest Tournament on June 2.

DUBLIN, IRELAND–?May 30,?2012 - Riot Games, the game company behind League of Legends , today announced the launch of the popular online game in Romania, with fully localized service and support.

To commemorate the game’s release in Romania, the finale of the first Romanian League of Legends tournament will take place in Bucharest at the Flanco Store in the Unirea Shopping Center, June 2, 2012.

To better support League of Legends players in the country, the Romanian version of the game is fully localized, with Romanian language voiceover and game text, as well as dedicated?player support and community staff. A new community website for Romania can be found at http://eune.leagueoflegends.com/ro .

Whenever we look at bringing League of Legends to a new community, it’s important to us that we provide the same quality of service that our players around the world have come to expect,” said Brandon Beck, co-founder and CEO of Riot Games.“ That means we needed to go all the way: to provide full Romanian language support, to hire Rioters who really understand the needs of Romanian gamers, and to kick off the Romanian eSports scene right with a launch tournament and celebration.”

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena where teams of players compete for dominance, selecting from a growing cast of over 90 uniquely powerful champions. Since its North American and European launch in October 2009, over 30 million players have downloaded the game to engage in session-based, multiplayer battles against rival teams, with more than four million players enjoying League of Legends every day.

Players can register and download the game for free from https://signup.leagueoflegends.com/ro/signup/index to begin playing immediately.

About Riot Games, Inc.

Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. Over 11 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience. For more, visit http://www.riotgames.com?

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