Teamfight Tactics hits League’s PBE, 9,000 players immediately waitlisted

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League of Legends’ newest game mode Teamfight Tactics hit the game’s Public Beta Environment today, and players flooded into the test server, resulting in a limit to be placed on the number of users able to log in to the PBE and a wait list of over 9,000 people.

­ League’s PBE reached near capacity within 30 minutes of Teamfight Tactics’ release on the test server, according to Rioter Ed “SapMagic” Altorfer. Too many login attempts occurred at once, causing an abnormally large queue of over 9,000 people to form. Players were then able to log in to the test server within 10 minutes of their first attempt.

The League of Legends developer has since increased the number of players allowed on the test server, which has caused many players to experience game crashes—although, according to SapMagic, the issue should resolve itself after a short delay.

Related: Riot answers fan-submitted questions about Teamfight Tactics

Riot revealed Teamfight Tactics earlier this month. The autobattler pits eight players against one another in a free-for-all, and the player who chooses the best combination of champions, item upgrades, and battle formations will emerge from the match victorious.

In a recent Q&A, Riot revealed its plans to release Teamfight Tactics on live servers alongside Patch 9.13, which is set to hit the Rift June 25 after its initial testing period on the game’s PBE.

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