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Valorant, a tactical shooter from Riot, is coming to mobile devices. There aren’t too many details yet, such as when it’ll launch, what hardware it’ll run on, or how it’ll differ from the main game, but Riot claims it’ll simply be named Valorant Mobile.

According to the developer, the PC version of the game, which was released last year, has 14 million monthly players. Valorant is also coming off of its largest competitive tournament to date, with an event in Iceland, where more than 1 million concurrent spectators watched the finals on May 31st, according to Riot.

The news shouldn’t come as a surprise. Riot made a similar step with League of Legends earlier this year, introducing a mobile-focused spinoff dubbed Wild Rift. Meanwhile, some of the most popular shooters in the world have made the transition to smartphones; PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile are both big hits, and Apex Legends is getting a smartphone version.

Riot also seems to be looking to expand Valorant in other ways. Without going into specifics, the firm adds that, aside from the mobile version, it is “preparing to extend the franchise in order to deliver Valorant to more players around the world.” Again, this would be following the League of Legends playbook, which has already expanded out into comic books, digital card games, and a Netflix animated series.

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