League of Legends: Wild Rift: How to play the Regional Android Alpha

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Riot Games has announced that the League of Legends: Wild Rift Regional Android Alpha will launch on June 6. Here are the details!

League of Legends: Wild Rift, the mobile and console port of Riot Games’ popular MOBA, will be kicking off its Regional Android Alpha next month. And if you’re reading this article, I assume it’s because you have an interest in participating. Well, I’ve got some bad news for the majority of you.

The Wild Rift Regional Android Alpha will only be available in the Philippines and Brazil, and only for a limited group of players on Android phones. So basically, you need to live in those regions, have an Android device and have pre-registered on Google Play. Pre-registered players will be randomly selected, so you also need to be incredibly lucky as this test “will be pretty small,” according to Riot.

The alpha will run from June 6 to June 27. Between June 6-8, servers will only be available from 6:00 p.m. to 1000 p.m. (Manila time) as to ensure stability. However, invites will be going out ahead of those times. Although the alpha will be expanded as the test goes on, Riot acknowledged that they “won’t be able to fit the majority in.”

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Now, I know what you’re wondering, because I was too. Why only Brazil and the Philippines? Here’s Riot’s answer:

"Well, for one, we really love churrasco and chicken adobo. But we also wanna start in just a couple of regions where players aren’t super similar in the way they play games. This way, we get a range of feedback and data to make sure we’re hitting the mark among different groups of players!"

While the ultimate goal is to have League of Legends: Wild Rift be able to run on as many devices as possible, the minimum device specs are being raised temporarily for this test. Here they are:

"Regional Alpha minimum specs: Android phones onlyCPU: 8 Core, 1.5 GHz and above, 64-bit processors onlyRAM: 3GB and aboveResolution: 1280 × 720 and above"

You can find the launch minimum spec targets for Android and iOS phones here.

While the majority of us will be sitting on the side lines for the alpha test, the exciting thing is that there is no NDA on this test. That means we should get an influx of gameplay videos (in addition to the 14-minute dev diary Riot has released). League of Legends: Wild Rift is expected to launch in 2020 on mobile and consoles.