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Verizon will showcase power of mobile gaming on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro with ‘League of Legends: Wild Rift’ event on October 22
Verizon, in collaboration with Apple, Riot Games and Twitch Rivals, is hosting a preview event for the first League of Legends game built from the ground up for mobile, ‘Wild Rift’ on Thursday, October 22. Powered by the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network, which enables console-quality gaming on mobile, changing the game for the multiplayer experience on the go. The celebrity tournament will be played on the new 5G enabled iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
9:30-11:00pm ET on Twitch, at Twitch.tv/TwitchRivals and simulcast on Twitter @Verizon.
- Aphromoo (Zaqueri Black)
- Cesaro (Claudio Castagnoli)
- Chrissy Costanza
- FaZe Apex
- Joe Manganiello
- Meteos (William Hartman)
- Nate Hill
- Rick Fox
- Dardoch (Joshua Hartnett)
- Voyboy (Joedat Esfahani)
- Caleb Simmons
- Dash (James Patterson)
- LeTigress (Gabriella Devia-Allen)
‘League of Legends: Wild Rift’ is expected to be available in the U.S. in Spring 2021. For more information about ‘League of Legends: Wild Rift,’ visit wildrift.leagueoflegends.com or https://twitter.com/wildrift.
In June 2020, Verizon announced its multi-year partnership with Riot Games’ League of Legends Championship Series. Through this deal, Verizon will be the league’s Official 5G Wireless and Network Service Partner and this preview event expands on that partnership to further demonstrate the power of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and how it can unlock console-quality experiences across mobile devices. For the first time ever, gamers can experience ‘League of Legends’ on their mobile phones in ways historically only available through a PC.
This event is also a continuation of Verizon's partnership with Twitch Rivals to innovate together using the power of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network, the 5G built for gamers.
Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service is also now available in parts of 55 cities, 43 stadiums and arenas, and seven airports.
For more information, watch this video with Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg and Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent discussing how the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network enables console-quality gaming on mobile, changing the game for the multiplayer experience on the go.
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