With the game now out in Open Beta in several countries (including most of Southeast Asia), 2021 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for League of Legends: Wild Rift. Aside from becoming available in more countries next year, Riot Games Southeast Asia has announced its initial plans for esports and college programs for 2021.
In SEA, Wild Rift Esports will kick off with several competitive events from January through March. While these events will be smaller in scale, they will give Wild Rift fans a taste of what the esports scene will be like for the game. Following this, in April, we’ll see eight location-specific tournament circuits, where teams will compete for the title of local champion. Once local champions have been crowned, they will then face off against fellow champions in other SEA countries.
For these vents, Riot Games hast teamed up with several Southeast Asian orgs, both for major esports events as well as Collegiate tournaments in schools/universities. The partners include:
- 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.