After nearly a year since League of Legends: Wild Rift was launched, Riot Games Southeast Asia has finally announced the game’s first official tournament within the region.
The League of Legends: Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series: Preseason is a regional tournament that is split across specific tournament circuits in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, and Indonesia.
Across five weekends running from 26 February – 28 March, each circuit will see teams in each country battling it out locally, to stand a chance to compete in the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Summer season later in the year.
Specifically for Singapore, Eliphant is the official Wild Rift regional esports partner for the local scene. Eliphant will work closely with Riot Games SEA in the execution of various local tournaments and esports events, including the upcoming Wild Rift Icon Series: Preseason.
Here’s a closer look at the dates for the circuits in each country:
- Vietnam (VNG): 26 – 28 February
- Malaysia (ESL): 6 – 7 March
- Taiwan (Cyber Games Arena): 11 – 14 March
- Thailand (ESL): 13 – 14 March
- The Philippines (PPGL): 20 -21 March
- Indonesia (One Up): 19 – 21 March
- Singapore (Eliphant): 26 – 28 March
In addition, here are the confirmed teams so far that will be competing in the Icon Series: Preseason:
- Indonesia – Alter Ego, Onic
- Malaysia – Berjaya Dragons, TODAK
- 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 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.”
Riot Games SEA will unveil more information on the Icon Series: Preseason over the next few weeks.