Riot Games has recently announced the launch of a new tournament: the League of Legends: Wild Rift Origin Series for Europe, CIS, Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa regions. Registration for the tournament is now open and will close on June 1, 2021. The Wild Rift Origin Series boasts a total prize pool of € 300,000 ($366,531) USD and will be held across several months and conclude with an offline final featuring top teams from across all groups. Here are more details about the Wild Rift Origin Series.
The Wild Rift Origin Series will be a tournament open to all players and teams from Europe, CIS, Turkey, the Middle East, and the North Africa region. It will be held in three phases:
The Wild Rift Origin Series boasts a total prize pool of € 300,000 ($366,531) USD. However, as of yet, the exact way in which the prize pool will be split between the monthly qualifiers, the monthly finals, and the overall finals has not been revealed.
Only players who are above the age of 17 and are currently residing in the EU, CIS, Turkey and MENA regions are allowed to register in the tournament. You can find the full list of eligible countries here.
“We’re excited to launch the first League of Legends: Wild Rift intercontinental esports circuit for Europe, MENA, CIS, and Turkey, building on the momentum and hype displayed by our dedicated players and fans,” said Hans Christian Duerr, Head of Esports for Wild Rift, Europe, and MENA. ”League of Legends: Wild Rift Origin Series is set to bring mobile esports to the next level and shine a light on new talents yet to be discovered.”
Participants must adhere to the rules and regulations for the tournament. Here are the following requirements;
Registrations for the Wild Rift Origin Series are open until June 1, 2021, and you can register here. Teams are required to have at least 5 -8 players in order to qualify.
The tournament will have a double-elimination format. The matches will be played in a BO3 format until the grand finals.
Team Rules and Regulations:
Ever since Wild Rift’s release in the SEA region, Riot Games has been steadily hosting tournaments in the said region, one example is the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series. This will be the first official Wild Rift tournament hosted in Europe. It will be interesting to see how well the esports ecosystem for Wild Rift will improve in the coming months.