Riot Apologizes for Disappointing League Of Legends Season 2023 Trailer, Fans Question Studio’s Investment in the Game – Riot has produced some of the best cinematic League of Legends trailers over the years for each new season. Sadly, such isn’t the case with the Brink of Infinity teaser, which has been criticised by fans for lacking heroes, monsters, and any sort of cinematic flare. As a result, the studio has apologised.
The official LoL Twitter account posted something in a thread. “We’ve listened to your concerns, and we want to recognise Brink of Infinity fell short of what you wanted in terms of an action-packed, champion-led trailer, which has further stoked rumours regarding our involvement in League.” The team added that they ought to have been more open about it and promised players of their commitment to League of Legends.
Additionally, Riot stated, “There were certain extraordinary circumstances that forced us to select an alternative strategy for the Season 2023 video.” Although these facts were not mentioned, the community has reacted by referring to it as more of an acknowledgement than an apology.
Honestly, we should have been more communicative, which might have helped with some of that feeling and speculation. We do believe that League has a bright future and we are investing in that, but we can do a better job of sharing those plans with you.
Ashley Kang, a Twitter user, questioned whether LoL had “plateaued” to the point where Riot regards it as reliable money to support its other projects and stated, “Honestly, I am more dissatisfied by the comparison of the attention/budget Riot seems to be investing to Valorant vs League of Legends.” Another person stated that even though there was a 13-year gap between the 2023 trailer and one that was published at the time, the latter appeared superior.
Honestly, I am more dissapointed by the comparison of the attention/budget Riot seems to be spending to Valorant vs League of Legends
Has League of Legends truly "platued" in the eyes of Riot decision-makers, and is now a stable income bringer that will fund other projects?
— Ashley Kang (@AshleyKang) January 10, 2023
— river (@riversidedlol) January 10, 2023
Riot has also stated that it will release information regarding its investment in League of Legends in the coming days, which may include the introduction of the game’s two new characters, Milio and Naafiri. The game is also also accessible on Xbox Game Pass, which automatically unlocks all Champions without the need for grinding.