Are you ready for the next big League of Legends: Wild Rift tournament? Mobile gaming is the next big thing in the esports scene and Riot Games is not going to be left behind. Presented by ESL Mobile Challenge, the Wild Rift SEA Championship 2021 is set to be an exciting esports event.
The League of Legends: Wild Rift Southeast Asia Championship 2021 will run from the 14th of September until the 3rd of October. In an announcement from Riot Games, they said that 21 teams from across SEA and Oceania comprising of 9 regions will compete for a chance to win the lion’s share of the $200,000 prize pool and a spot at the Wild Rift World Championship 2021 at the end of the year.
For such a new esport, this event will be one of the best chances mobile betting fans will have to take a punt on the new game. 20 of the best teams from the ongoing Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Fall Season will qualify for the SEA Championship 2021. The first 20 teams will come from 8 regions, across Southeast Asia – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The final team and region will come from Australia and New Zealand teams who will compete for entry into the event in the Oceanic Qualifiers.
The structure of the event
The Wild Rift SEA Championship 2021 will be split into three main stages of competition:
- Stage 1 – Play-Ins: September 14 – 19, 2021
- Stage 2 – Group Stages: September 23 – 26, 2021
- Stage 3 – Main Event: September 30 – October 3, 2021
The winner of each Wild Rift Icon Series in the SEA and Oceania regions will immediately qualify for the group stages of the event. Each region besides Oceania will also get one slot to the play-ins. Another wrinkle for this event is that if the region placed in the top four during the Summer Super Cup in June 2021, an additional play-in slot is given.
The most confusing part of the event is the Thailand and Vietnam regions. Since the Thai team, Evos Esports won the Summer Super Cup 2021 they are guaranteed a spot at the Play-ins. However, if Evos fails to get the top three positions in the SEA Icon Series Thailand’s playoffs, Riot Games will reduce Vietnam’s slots in the play-ins to two to make space for EVOS.
The future for Riot Games and Wild Rift
Now, in 2021, with multiple avenues to play League of Legends and a growing userbase for their esports FPS Valorant, Riot is primed for even more success. Riot even has a few more games in the pipeline. Riot has already released a League-themed card game and an auto-battler. In 2021, the company plans to launch a console version of the game, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and a spinoff single-player, turn-based RPG for consoles and PC.
This event will absolutely be one to watch and it will become the prime example for esports betting sites if they are interested in League of Legends: Wild Rift betting. If sites can cover this event well, I have high hopes for the eventual Wild Rift World Championship at the end of the year.
Riot Games will be sharing more information about the qualified teams and event details soon.