The game’s publisher will partner with seven esports organizations to roll out competitive events across Southeast Asia
SINGAPORE – Riot Games Southeast Asia (SEA) has announced its 2021 esports and competitive collegiate plans for League of Legends: Wild Rift, the 5v5 mobile MOBA that is in Open Beta across Southeast Asia.
Wild Rift Esports will kick off with several smaller, intermittent competitive events from January through March to give viewers a taste of the budding talent and teams in the region. In April, this will transition into eight location-specific tournament circuits, where teams will compete for the title of local champion. Once local champions have been crowned, they will compete against other local champions at a cross-Southeast Asia level.
Riot Games Southeast Asia will be partnering with several organizations to roll out competitive events. Esports partners will focus on major esports events and tournaments. Collegiate partners will partner with educational institutes and universities across the region to create exciting tournaments that will give students a taste of top tier competition.
The appointed partners that will work in close support with Riot Games Southeast Asia to roll out the official Wild Rift esports and collegiate tournaments are:
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. (✓)
Stay tuned for more on 2021 Wild Rift esports in the coming weeks! In the meanwhile, head to wildrift.leagueoflegends.com and follow http://www.facebook.com/playWildRift to stay up to date.
About League of Legends: Wild Rift:
League of Legends: Wild Rift is the skills-and-strats 5v5 MOBA experience of League of Legends, now built from the ground up for mobile and console. With fresh controls and fast-paced games, players of every level can team up with friends, lock in their champion, and go for the big plays.
About Riot Games:
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.
As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles. Riot is also building the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, board games, and the upcoming animated series Arcane.
Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, and led by CEO Nicolo Laurent, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.
About Mineski Philippines
Mineski Philippines is a leader in the country’s esports industry, with a slew of original esports leagues and platforms alongside nationwide tours and esports mall events organized for client brands. Mineski Philippines has pioneered every esports venture in the Philippines from our pro team to events organizing and esports marketing. For more information, follow Mineski Philippines on Facebook. (✓)