Riot Games Southeast Asia announced the League of Legends: Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series: Preseason, a five weekend-long regional tournament for its newly released competitive mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MMOBA) – League of Legends: Wild Rift. The seven location-specific tournament circuits, where teams will be competing for the title of local champion, will showcase the greatness and skill of Wild Rift players and teams across Southeast Asia. After preseason, players in the region have a chance to compete in the Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series: Summer season, an eight-week-long competition where any team may join to compete to be the best in their region and go onto our pan-regional tournaments to 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,” says Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. “We want our fans to feel proud of the local talent who will represent the region in the Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series. We are extremely excited to launch the first Wild Rift esports series with the following regional partners – Cyber Games Arena, ESL Asia, Mineski, One Up, Eliphant, and VNG. With them, we aim to showcase the quality of performance, level of creativity and sheer resilience of the teams who will shape the competitive scene across Southeast Asia. We hope that teams and fans alike will enjoy this tailored experience of high-stakes Wild Rift competition.”
The Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series: Preseason will kick off on February 26th, and features three-day long weekend tournaments in the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. We will deliver exciting entertainment and experiences to each region by working closely with our regional esports partners. Together, we will elevate and showcase the best Southeast Asia talent and teams. The full list of dates for each regional tournament is listed below
The League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Preseason will also feature appearances from seasoned players and teams. We are excited to announce the following teams are confirmed to make an appearance during the tournament:
- Indonesia – Alter Ego, O nic
- Malaysia – Berjaya Dragons, T ODAK
- 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 announced at a later date, along with information on where to watch the matches.
The Wild Rift SEA Icon Series will be the first tournament produced by Riot Games Southeast Asia in partnership with our regional partners and will be an important foundational step to establishing the regional legacy Southeast Asian players and teams can bring to the global mobile MOBA esports scene. More details on the full League of Legends: Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series will follow shortly. For more information, visit wildrift.leagueoflegends.com, https://www.facebook.com/wildriftph or https://instagram.com/wildriftPHL.