Riot Games, a player-focused game developer and publisher, will kick-start the inaugural League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Championship 2021 on the 14 of September. The online tournament will see 21 of the region’s best Wild Rift teams battle it out to be the first ever Wild Rift SEA Champions.
The Wild Rift: SEA Championship 2021, organized in partnership with ESL Asia, marks a significant milestone in Riot’s quest to make Wild Rift its first true global mobile esport.
The participating teams come from 9 countries and territories across the region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Oceania, Taiwan and Hong Kong, all of whom will compete for a total prize pool of USD200,000. Each of the teams have qualified, following impressive performances at the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Fall Season.
Speaking at Wild Rift: SEA Championship 2021 virtual press conference, Leo Faria, Global Head of Wild Rift Esports at Riot Games commented on Wild Rift esports’ journey thus far. He said, “We intend for Wild Rift esports to be Riot’s first truly global mobile esport. While we are still in the early stages of building out our newest sport, our progress in Southeast Asia sets the tone for what we want to achieve in other regions.”