Wild Rift Champions SEA starts January 22, tournament crowning glory in Europe – Manila bulletin
Wild Rift Champions SEA is set to debut on January 22 as part of the eight regional leagues that will serve as the mainstays for the first official season of Wild Rift Esports in 2022.
During the Riot Games live stream on Friday, January 7, Wild Rift revealed the eight regional leagues namely: Wild Rift Cup in Japan, Wild Rift League in China, Wild Rift Champions in Korea, Wild North America Series in the NA region, Wild Tour in Brazil, Wild Rift Championship EMEA in Europe, Middle East-North Africa and CIS regions, Wild Rift Latin America Open in Los Angeles region and Wild Rift Champions SEA in South East Asia and in Oceania.
Its flagship tournament, the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship, takes place in Europe between June and September of this year. Twenty-four teams will be the stars of the world meeting with eight places allocated to the best teams from the regional leagues. The remaining 16 locations will be determined during a play-in stage.
Wild Rift made a successful debut in the competitive scene with its Wild Rift’s Horizon Cup in Singapore last month. The Chinese Da Kun Gaming team dominated the tournament while the all-Filipino team of Team Secret finished in 3rd-4th places.
Team Secret finished second in the 2021 Southeast Asian Championship behind SBTC Esports, earning them a ticket to the Horizon Cup. Fennel Adversity also joined but was kicked out early in the tournament.
The two Filipino teams became the country’s representatives after winning the Philippine Pro-Gaming 2021 Fall, which also included other Filipino Wild Rift teams from Omega Esports, Bren Esports, RRQ, DR Esports and Lakan Esports.
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