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- Team Wrestling Tactics is a new "auto-battler" strategy game mode that will be added to League of Legends.
- It is inspired by Dota Auto Chess, a popular Dota 2 third-party modification that has since spread to stand-alone mobile versions. Valve is creating its own stand-alone PC version.
- THE Automatic Chess The league esports is being created in partnership between Drodo Studio, ImbaTV and Long Mobile, with a prize of $ 1.45 million (¥ 10 million).
Riot Games has announced that it will launch a new League of Legends called Team Wrestling Tactics, which is openly inspired by the popular Dota 2 mod, Dota Auto Chess .
Team Wrestling Tactics is a strategy game mode that takes place on a hexagonal grid and challenges each player to build the most powerful team possible. Your combatants will automatically attack on your behalf every turn, but while your opponent is trying to outrun you with your own squad.
In a post announcing the entry mode, Riot Games employees admitted to being inspired by the Dota 2 mod. "I've always loved strategy games and recently we've entered the new genre of self-struggling. People in the office have thrown an insane amount of Dota Auto Chess in particular, "the post says. "We loved it, and it really inspired us to create something new as a way turns on.
Dota Auto Chess, a strategy game more similar to mahjong than chess, was created by five people Drodo Studio as a modification to Valve's reached the MOBA PC. He has seen a surge of interest since launching in January. Within 30 days after launch, it had a simultaneous counting peak of players more than 300K, with a total of 4.13 million subscribers of the mod. As of May, the total number of subscribers exceeded 8 million.
Related article: Valve develops its own standalone version of Dota Auto Chess
Valve and Drodo Studio were in discussions to create a stand-alone version of the PC Dota Auto Chess, but could not reach an agreement. As a result, Valve to create your own standalone PC take about the genre, while Drodo Studio released the Android and iOS versions of the game. At the E3 gaming convention this week, the studio announced a standalone Automatic Chess for PC, which will be available exclusively through Epic Games Store.
Automatic Chess began to make waves as a sport. In March, Drodo Studio partnered with Chinese producer ImbaTV and Long Mobile to develop the mobile version of the game, as well as to create an esports league around mobile and PC iterations. Total premiums were estimated at ¥ 10 million ($ 1.45 million), although this number has not yet been confirmed by the companies involved.
Besides that, Dota Auto Chess is part of 2019 OGN Super League (OSL), with a seven-week competition starting at the end of May.