Riot Games Announces Legends of Runeterra: Empires of the Ascended

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Empires of the Ascended

Today, Riot Games gives players a sneak-peek into Empires of the Ascended, the upcoming — and largest — content expansion for Legends of Runeterra, the popular, free-to-play digital collectible card game.

Empires of the Ascended will bring 110 new cards to Legends of Runeterra, including nine champions and a new region, Shurima, a vast, mystical, ancient, brutal desert-like land that was once home to the most powerful empire on Runeterra which collapsed long ago, for players to experience on March 3rd.

Leading up to the release, Riot Games will be unveiling cards for its largest expansion through its social channels daily.

“We’re super excited for everyone to finally experience the glorious new region, Shurima. For this set, we’ve really tried to go “next level” in cinematic moments, novel mechanics, and big plays. We can’t wait to see what you do with it when it goes live!” says Mark Sassenrath, Design Lead for Legends of Runeterra’s Empires of the Ascended expansion.

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.

As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles. Riot is also building the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, board games, and the upcoming animated series Arcane.

Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill and led by CEO Nicolo Laurent, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.