Riot Games SEA has announced it’s planned for the esports and competitive collegiate plans for League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Wild Rift Esports will start with several small, intermittent competitive events at the start of 2021 up to March. Once April rolls in, Wild Rift Esports will start eight location-specific tournament circuits with the local champion title on the line. Local champions will compete against other local champions at a cross-Southeast Asia Level.
In line with this, Riot Games SEA will be partnering with several organizations to host and organize these competitive events. Meanwhile, Collegiate partners will partner with educational institutes and universities across the region to create student-level tournaments. These partners will work in close support with Riot Games SEA.
Here’s the list:
Talon for Hong Kong Esports and Collegiate
One Up for Indonesia Esports and Collegiate
ESL for Malaysia Esports
The Gaming Company for Malaysia Collegiate
Mineski Philippines for Philippines Esports
Mineski Philippines and AcadArena as two separate organizers for Philippines Collegiate
PGL and Eliphant for Singapore Esports and Collegiate
Cyber Games Arena for Taiwan Esports
Taiwan Mobile and TeSL for Taiwan Collegiate
ESL for Thailand Esports and Collegiate
VNG for Vietnam Esports and Collegiate
We knew that players were eager and ready for the Wild Rift competition. In 2021, we’re focusing on laying the foundations of our long-term commitment to Wild Rift esports in Southeast Asia. We’re looking forward to delivering memorable experiences alongside the region’s top esports organizations over the course of the year.
Said Chris Tran, Head of Esports at Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.