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Riot Games Teases Global Wild Rift Tournament in the Near Future; SEA Championship Begins Next Week

Posted by George Wong on September 10, 2021

Good news for fans of Wild Rift or its developer, Riot Games, in Southeast Asia. In a press conference this morning, the company outlined some of their plans for the region and mentioned that they will be sticking around for the long term. In addition to reminding us of the upcoming inaugural SEA Championship for their mobile MOBA, Wild Rift, they recapped some of the activities they have carried out and dropped hints on what's to come.

Wild Rift SEA Championship

With the local tournaments over, the teams playing in the Wild Rift SEA Championship have been confirmed. However, 12 of these teams will be taking part in the Play Ins, starting 14 September, before they can make it to the main stage. Here is the list of teams competing:

Play-in Teams

  • Buriram United Esports ??
  • INVATE Esports ??
  • Berjaya Dragons ??
  • FENNEL Adversity ??
  • Flash Wolves ??
  • Looking For Daddy ??
  • Divine Esports ??
  • Saigon Phantom ??
  • BOOM Esports ??
  • QWQ ??
  • Banana ??
  • Team Flash ??

Group Stage Teams

  • EVOS Esports ??
  • Geek Fam ??
  • Azure Esports ??
  • Team Secret ??
  • ONE Team ??
  • SBTC Esports ??
  • SVP ??
  • Alliance ??
  • MBR Esports ??

Dates

  • Stage 1 - Play-Ins: 14 - 19 September, 2021
  • Stage 2 - Group Stages: 23 - 26 September, 2021
  • Stage 3 - Main Event: 30 September - 3 October, 2021

Where to Watch

English:

Bahasa Malaysia:

Future Plans

Riot Games reiterated about the importance of SEA, which they've demonstrated in the past with all their various activities, and announced that they'll be expanding their presence in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia (they're currently on the lookout for country managers!). They will also be growing their studios' teams in Singapore and Hong Kong.

According to them, SEA will help shape what Wild Rift esports will look like in upcoming regions (the Americas, Europe, MENA), thanks to our high adoption of mobile gaming esports - especially since it's going to be a separate ecosystem from regular League of Legends. At the end of the conference, they dropped hints about an upcoming global tournament for Wild Rift. No other details were mentioned, but if all goes well, we can expect to hear some news about that soon.

In the meantime, we can watch the best teams in SEA duke it out for the region's crown. Stay tuned to eGG Network for more news and updates!

Highlights

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