DotAAuto Chess spin-off, “Auto Chess,” is coming to the Epic Games store, Dragonest CEO Loring Lee announced on Monday during E3 2019.
“Auto Chess” will roll out in addition to a mobile version that’s also being developed by its original mod creators at game studio Drodo.
Based on the wildly popular DotA mode which featured a heavily modified version of chess, “Auto Chess” supports up to eight players and pits them against each other in one-on-one combat until the last one is left standing. Players draft Heroes from their pool of cards, and then form special combos according to their hero’s unique abilities.
“We believe in making big commitments to our players and fans, from updating the game every two weeks to creating seasonal events and game modes,” said Teamfight Tactics product manager Richard Henkel in a press release on Monday. “Players have expressed a tremendous amount of interest in the autobattler genre, and we hope ‘League of Legends’ fans are excited to see the game’s signature art, style, and deep gameplay come to life in this new mode.”
E3 2019 is coming to Los Angeles on June 11 through 13, and we’ll cover all the highlights of the event here at Variety as well.
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