Mobile esports tournament organiser ESL Mobile has announced it has joined forces with video game publisher and developer Riot Games to present the League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Championships.
The tournament will feature as part of the Fall season of the SEA ICON Series — Riot Games’ official tournament series for the South East Asia region.
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The tournament will see 21 teams from across South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand compete for a share of $200,000 (~£144,265) in prize money across three stages. The Play-In stage of the tournament is scheduled to begin on September 14th.
Nick Vanzetti, Senior Vice President of ESL Asia-Pacific and Japan, spoke on presenting the tournament: “We are extremely excited to present the Wild Rift SEA Championships 2021 together with Riot Games as part of ESL Mobile’s launch in APAC.
“ESL is honoured to be able to provide the best Wild Rift teams the opportunity to shine on the regional stage. This tournament is another great chance to see players prove their skills and compete for honours as the best in SEA.”
Following the Play-In stage, the Group stage will commence from September 23rd-26th with the qualifying teams booking their place in the Main Event of the tournament beginning on September 30th. The SEA Championship will be broadcast on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook in eight languages.
Chris Tran, Head of Esports at Riot Games SEA, added: “The Wild Rift SEA Championship 2021 marks the next stage in our Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Fall Season that has seen an amazing level of participation and engagement from our South East Asia teams, players and fans.
“Our teams have proven themselves to be talented and thrilling to watch and we are excited to work with ESL to bring the SEA Championship to the region.”
Esports Insider says: ESL is no stranger when it comes to hosting mobile esports tournaments and having recently launched an all-new mobile ecosystem, Riot Games has made a solid choice in selecting the organiser to present the SEA Championship.Sign up to our ESI Dispatch Newsletter