Today, Riot Games SEA has just announced the LoL: Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Pre-season 2021. This tournament is a 5-week long tournament. Wild Rift SEA Icon Series will be divided into 7 local tournament circuits. Players and teams on each circuit will be competing to achieve the local champion’s title.
After the pre-season, the tournament will go on to the next step, Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series: Summer. This is an 8-week long tournament that includes all teams, both invited teams and qualified teams. They will test their skill and reach out to be the region’s champion. They will then continue to what I believe playoff matches to fight for the regional champion’s title.
Wild Rift SEA Icon Series
Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games SEA, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, says, “We want the fans to be proud of their local talented players that will be the representatives for their region in the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series. We are very excited to launch our first Wild Rift esports series with regional partners like Cyber Games Arena, ESL Asia, Mineski, One Up, Eliphant, dan VNG. With them, we want to show the SEA team’s quality, creativity, and spirits that we hope later will form the competition stage throughout Southeast Asia. We hope that fans and teams alike could enjoy the competitive experience in the Wild Rift.”
Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Pre-season will start on February 26th. The matches will be on weekends for 5 weeks. Riot SEA will join hands with each region’s esports media partner to broadcast the matches. Here is the tournament schedule.
The tournament will also invite some veteran teams from each region. Here is the list of the invited teams:
- Indonesia – Alter Ego, Onic
- Malaysia – Berjaya Dragons, TODAK
- Philippines – Bren Esports, RRQ PH, Team Secret
- Singapore – The Alliance
- Taiwan – Flash Wolves, ONE Team, TXO
- Thailand – King of Gamers Club
- Vietnam – V Gaming, Saigon Phantom, SBTC Esports
The complete team list will be announced at a later date, along with information on where to watch the match.
What do you guys think of this tournament, do you think that Wild Rift will be the best mobile MOBA? Should Riot do this for every other region like EU, CIS, NA, or SA?