The Wild Rift Tournament Circuit has finally been revealed in the Philippines. According to a report by Sports Interactive Network Philippines, Riot Games, in partnership with Mineski, will roll out an official Wild Rift Tournament circuit across the Philippines with a total prize pool of P10 Million Pesos($208,247 USD), starting in April 2021. The tournament will be split into two major seasons: the Summer Split and the Fall Split. It will also be divided geographically into four regional cups North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao giving aspiring teams across the country a shot at establishing themselves as a major esports org in Wild Rift. Here are the full details of the upcoming Wild Rift Tournament circuit in the Philippines.
Wild Rift Tournament Circuit Details
After more than three months of waiting, Wild Rift will finally be venturing into the world of esports. Riot Games in partnership with Mineski is hosting a tournament circuit across the Philippines.
“All the participating teams are determined through open qualifiers,” said Mark Navarro, general manager of Mineski. Navarro also added that nobody is invited into the brackets. This means that only the best teams from the open qualifiers will be able to secure a slot in the brackets and climb the ladder.
Mineski also shared its roadmap for its Wild Rift Tournament circuit in the Philippines;
The Wild Rift Tournament circuit will be split into two seasons; the Summer Split and the Fall Split. Starting in April 2021, there will be open qualifiers that will be divided geographically with four regional cups North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The winners of said qualifiers will advance to the Group Stage where a unique points system will be imposed. This new point distribution system will determine the team’s prize where 1 point is equivalent to 1 peso. A total of 5 million points is at stake each split making it a total prize pool of P10 Million Pesos($208,247 USD).
“The point-based system is our way to hasten the growth of the professional scene in the country,” said Navarro. “By the end of the year, we do want the Philippines to be known for its talent in Wild Rift.”
The top two teams will compete for the title of champions at the regional Super Cup Finals at the end of the Season.
Here is the complete schedule for Wild Rift esports in the Philippines in 2021.
It will happen from April 2021 to June 2021.
April: Open qualifiers
May: Group Stage
June: Playoffs and Super Cup
It will happen from July 2021 to September 2021.
July: Open qualifiers
August: Group Stage
September: Playoffs and Super Cup
Before the official Summer Split kickstarts, Riot Games and Mineski will be hosting the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Pre-season which will take place on March 20 and 21. Top teams from the Philippines (RRQ Philippines, Team Secret, Nexplay Esports, and Bren Esports) have received a direct invite to the competition.