Riot Games closes the Oceanic Pro League (OPL) of League of Legends. The video game development company has announced in a statement that it is closing its offices in Sydney, Australia, and its professional League of Legends circuit in Australia and New Zealand.
“Despite the efforts of our teams and players, the OPL has not met the planned goals,” the company stressed in a statement in which it did not reveal how many employees were laid off.
The territory will be integrated into the North American League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) beginning in 2021. In addition, Riot will hold qualifying tournaments in the ocean region for the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) and the 2021 World Cups, ” ensuring that teams from the region continue to be represented at our two major global events next season. ”
“We remain committed to supporting our professional players in the region with a path to continue their careers in the future,” the company remarked in a statement in which it stressed that this measure will be an opportunity for OPL players to improve. .