Riot Games Announces 2021 Plans, Including Wild Rift Esports
Riot Games has just revealed a wealth of information on their upcoming plans for 2021, including their plans for League of Legends: Wild Rift.
As League of Legends PC enters its 11th professional season, its mobile counterpart Wild Rift is just beginning its journey as a competitive esport.
“While we continue to oversee a rollout of Wild Rift via Open Beta in numerous countries, we’re ready to establish a framework for players to compete at the highest level. This will be the year we will experiment and learn, setting the foundations for the long-term success of the sport. You will see our first competitions come to life later in 2021.”
- John Needham, Head of Global Esports at Riot Games
Regional plans already have begun to materialise, with regional competitive and collegiate plans announced late last year. The season will start small with intermittent competitive events through March, after which teams will transition to eight location-specific tournament circuits in April. Here, they will compete for the title of local champion and proceed to battle it out against other local champions from across Southeast Asia.
As for League of Legends PC, Season 2021 kicked off with a chilling cinematic featuring the game's upcoming champion, Viego the Ruined King. You may watch the trailer here:
Finally, the League community's highest anticipated event, Worlds, will take place in Shenzhen, China this year.