Riot Games will kick start the inaugural League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Championship 2021 on 14 September, featuring 21 of the region's best Wild Rift teams fighting for the Wild Rift Champion title.
Organised in partnership with ESL Asia, the championship marks Riot's milestone to make Wild Rift its true global mobile esports. Following the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Fall Season, teams from 9 countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Oceania, Taiwan and Hong Kong, will compete for a prize pool of US$200,000 (~RM827,800). Two Malaysian teams, Geek Fam and Berjaya Dragons, have qualified for the championship.
The Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Fall Season has accounted for around 1000 participating teams since the beginning of its league. It has peaked 1.28 million daily unique views during the Summer Super Cup.
"We intend for Wild Rift esports to be Riot’s first truly global mobile esports," said Leo Faria, Global Head of Wild Rift Esports at Riot Games, during the Wild Rift: SEA Championship 2021 virtual press conference. "The Wild Rift: SEA Championship 2021 shines a spotlight on the incredible talent and passion of these Southeast Asian teams, and also sets a standard for how mobile esports can be viewed and enjoyed."