Riot Games' popular mobile MOBA League of Legends: Wild Rift is heating up in the competitive scene, with a brand-new regional tournament announced for Southeast Asia.
The Southeast Asia Icon Series: Preseason is a 5-weekend-long regional tournament spanning 7 countries and featuring appearances from seasoned players and teams. The 7 location-specific tournament circuits will see players battle it out for the title of local champion and earning a chance to compete in the Summer season, an 8-week-long competition where teams vie for the crown of their region. They can then go onto to the pan-regional tournaments and compete to be the first regional champions.
“The Southeast Asia Icon Series is our first step to grow League of Legends: Wild Rift into a regional esport worthy of our players’ passion and skills. We want our fans to feel proud of the local talent who will represent the region in the Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series."
- Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan
The Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series: Preseason will commence on 26 February, featuring 3-day-long weekend tournaments in the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, with the full schedule listed below:
Vietnam (VNG): February 26 - 28
Malaysia (ESL): March 6 - 7
Taiwan (Cyber Games Arena): March 11 - 14
Thailand (ESL): March 13 - 14
The Philippines (PPGL): March 20 - 21
Indonesia (One Up): March 19 - 21
Singapore (Eliphant): March 26 - 28
Notable teams that have been confirmed to attend are:
Indonesia: Alter Ego, Onic
Malaysia: Berjaya Dragons, TODAK
The 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 full list of teams will be revealed at a later date, along with details on where you can watch the tournaments. In the meantime, stay tuned to League of Legends: Wild Rift's official website, Facebook, or Instagram accounts.