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Riot Games responds to Season 2023 cinematic outrage, blaming "unprecedented circumstances" and apologizing for lack of communication

Riot Games released an official apology after the League of Legends community's disappointment with their yearly cinematic. Brink of Infinity, the trailer for Season 2023, appeared to be poorly made and didn't touch on the game's lore.

The official game's Twitter released a thread, blaming "unprecedented circumstances that had us choose an alternate approach to the Season 2023 video". The company admitted that the trailer wasn't "action-packed, champion-led" as everyone expected it to be. They promised to be more communicative and share their plans in the next couple of days.

This year, there were some unprecedented circumstances that had us choose an alternate approach to the Season 2023 video. However, we believed it could still embody League's broad universe and competitive spirit while celebrating the start of a new season.

But we’ve heard your feedback, and we want to acknowledge Brink of Infinity missed the mark for the action-packed, champion-led trailer you expected and has led to further speculation about our investment in League.

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.

We are committed to giving you more details about what that investment looks like in the next couple of days. We really appreciate your passion and feedback, and League's success wouldn't be possible without your dedication. Thank you.

Riot Games

At the end of November 2022, Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent revealed in an interview that the company will have the biggest budget for 2023 and shared long-lasting plans for even more growth. Despite these claims, the Season 13 cinematic, LCS schedule changes and other things made the fans speculate about the lack of commitment in Riot Games and LoL going into "maintenance mode".

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