PGL and Eliphant have recently announced their appointment as the official partners for Riot Games Southeast Asia’s 2021 esports and competitive collegiate plans for League of Legends: Wild Rift, the 5v5 mobile MOBA that has commenced its Regional Open Beta across Southeast Asia since October this year.
The appointment came alongside Riot Games Southeast Asia’s partnership announcement with several selected Southeast Asian organisations to work in close support to roll out official Wild Rift competitive esports events and tournaments across the region.
The collaboration on Wild Rift Esports in 2021 between PGL, one of the leading European companies in the field of esports events, functioning as both a broadcaster and on-site event organiser, and Eliphant, a leading game marketing and esports production company in Asia, and organiser of several prominent gaming events, marks the official partnership between both companies.
“We are excited to build the Wild Rift community in Singapore and are honoured to be the pioneers of Wild Rift esports in the Southeast Asian region. Our partnership with PGL will allow us to create a community focused gaming experience for everyone to enjoy.” said Koh Yung Tek, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Eliphant.
Having worked together on projects since 2018, the official collaboration signifies the further integration of their resources as co-organisers, enabling them to fast track their expansion of esports operations into the Asia region.
“We are delighted to be part of one of the most exciting and ambitious esports programs in the region. We can see the immense potential of League of Legends: Wild Rift and are ready to use our experience to deliver a top-notch product, as we usually do.” said Silviu Stroie, CEO of PGL.
Wild Rift Esports in Singapore will kick off with plans for several smaller, intermittent competitive events from January through March, giving viewers an initial taste of the budding talent and teams in the region. Whereas in April, these events will subsequently transition into eight location-specific tournament circuits, where teams will compete for the title of local champion. The local champions that have been crowned will then move on to compete against other local champions on a cross-Southeast Asia level.
Meanwhile, the local collegiate esports will instead focus on partnering with educational institutes and universities in Singapore to provide students with the opportunity to experience a competitive environment.
For more information about League of Legends: Wild Rift, head to wildrift.leagueoflegends.com and follow http://www.facebook.com/playWildRift to stay up to date with the latest happenings.