Riot Games SEA Announces Wild Rift Esports Plans for 2021
Riot Games Southeast Asia has announced its 2021 League of Legends: Wild Rift esports and competitive collegiate plans.
There will first be several “intermittent” events taking place between January and March, followed by eight “location-specific” tournament circuits in April. The local champions that arise from these circuits will then compete against one another on a “cross-Southeast Asia level”.
Riot Games SEA will work with various organizations for the Wild Rift esports and collegiate events, with the partners differing in each country. They include:
Malaysia: ESL (Malaysia Esports), The Gaming Company (Malaysia Collegiate)
Indonesia: ONE Up (Indonesia Esports and Collegiate)
Philippines: Mineski Philippines (Philippines Esports), Mineski Philippines and AcadArena (two separate organizers for Philippines Collegiate)
Singapore: PGL and Eliphant (Singapore Esports and Collegiate)
Taiwan: Cyber Games Arena (Taiwan Esports), Taiwan Mobile and Bowl Cut Entertainment (Taiwan Collegiate)
Thailand: ESL (Thailand Esports and Collegiate)
Vietnam: VNG (Vietnam Esports and Collegiate)
Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong Head of Esports Chris Tran said in a prepared statement, “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 2 organizations over the course of the year.”