Singtel and Riot Games Southeast Asia launch world's first zero-rated gaming bundles for League of Legends: Wild Rift
RiotGO and RiotGO+ offer unlimited data-free gaming and in-game content
Singapore, 8 February 2021 – Singtel and Riot Games Southeast Asia have joined forces to offer the world’s first zero-rated gaming bundles for League of Legends: Wild Rift (Wild Rift). The 5v5 mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) brings the excitement of League of Legends, the world’s most-played PC MOBA and most watched esports, to players on the go. Exclusive to Singtel postpaid mobile customers, the newly unveiled RiotGO and RiotGO+ gaming bundles provide players with unlimited data-free gameplay, as well as up to S$40 worth of Wild Rift in-game content.
At launch, all Singtel 5G customers, including XO Plus 5G customers, will get a complimentary three-month subscription of RiotGO or RiotGO+. All other Singtel postpaid mobile customers will receive a complimentary one-month subscription to a bundle of their choice.
Mobile gaming is exceedingly popular in Singapore – Singaporeans spent S$439 million on in-app purchases1 in 2019 alone and clocked an average of 7.4 hours a week against a global average of 7.1 hours2 on video games, with mobile phones as their primary gaming device. 5G’s ultra-fast speeds, responsiveness and high bandwidth offer faster and super low latency downloads and streaming to unleash an exceptional mobile gaming experience. With Singtel 5G, mobile gamers will feel a palpable difference whether they are playing a casual game or watching a live esports tournament in high definition.
Ms Gan Siok Hoon, Managing Director, Sales & Marketing, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “Mobile gaming has surged in popularity in the past year as more people turned to them for fun and entertainment during the pandemic. 76% of our customers play games on their mobile phones and we’re excited to elevate their gaming experience with Singtel 5G and our strategic partnership with Riot Games. Customers can leverage RiotGO and RiotGO+ to “max out their loadout” to enhance their Wild Rift gameplay. With fast performance being a key consideration in mobile gaming, Singtel 5G customers will also get an ultra-responsive and smoother gaming experience on Singapore’s most powerful 5G network.”
Within the first week of its Regional Open Beta last October, Wild Rift was received with great enthusiasm, topping App Store and Google Play game charts in Singapore and every other market that the game was released in. With the recent announcement of the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series, the stage is set for Riot Games Southeast Asia’s expansion of mobile esports.
“Singapore has always been an important market for us as a mobile-first nation, and we are thrilled to partner with Singtel to deliver a world-first with RiotGO. This exciting offering attests to our commitment to constantly deliver exciting, innovative, and rewarding experiences to our players. Not forgetting with Singtel 5G, players can look forward to an off-the-charts mobile gaming experience when they play Wild Rift, be it at home or on-the-go,“ said Mr Justin Hulog, General Manager, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, Riot Games.
Singtel postpaid mobile customers can choose between two bundles, RiotGO and RiotGO+ which boast valuable in-game content such as extra champions and items, in addition to unlimited data for gameplay. RiotGO costs S$6.90/month3 and offers S$25 worth of in-game content. RiotGO+ is priced at S$9.90/month4 and includes S$40 worth of in-game content as well as a bonus 1GB of local data. Customers can find out more about RiotGO or RiotGO+ and sign up for the bundles at singtel.com/riotgo.
Singtel operates Singapore’s most powerful and fastest 5G network, delivering 5G speeds of up to 1.2Gbps. Since the launch of its 5G network last September, Singtel has expanded its 5G network to provide indoor coverage at VivoCity, the largest mall in Singapore and boosted its island-wide coverage to include key residential hubs such as Clementi and Punggol. All consumers in Singapore can get a taste of ultra-fast 5G speeds by visiting Singtel’s 5G experience zones at its multimedia kiosks, UNBOXED Lite on Orchard Road and its exclusive retail store at VivoCity. More 5G experience zones will be launched across the island in coming months. Consumers can visit singtel.com/5G to find out more about Singtel 5G.
1 Mobile gaming ads abound as industry’s popularity grows, https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/mobile-gaming-ads-abound-as-industrys-popularity-grows
2 The State of Online Gaming 2019, https://www.limelight.com/resources/white-paper/state-of-online-gaming-2019/