Tribe Gaming Drops European Wild Rift Roster Due to Riot Games' Rules
Tribe Gaming founder and CEO, Patrick “Chief Pat” Carney took to Twitter today to announce that Tribe Gaming would be giving up its European Wild Rift roster due to conflicts with Riot Games esports policy. Tribe Gaming had two competitive teams playing in the North America (NA) and Europe (EU) region respectively. Chief Pat says that the organization later learned that Riot Games does not allow an organization to field more than one competitive Wild Rift esports team globally. As a result, Tribe Gaming decided to part ways with their European Wild Rift division.
The European division of Tribe Gaming had quite a successful run, having won the Wild Rift Origin Series: June Group A Finals and placing third in the Team Liquid Summer Showdown: Europe. Now Tribe Gaming EU Wild Rift players are free agents, but Chief Pat had stated that Tribe Gaming will continue working with the players to find them a new home. The now disbanded Tribe Gaming EU Wild Rift roster consisted of:
Ryan “Clue” Maaroufi
Arthur “Doom” Parsin
Luis “Friend” Manuel Linnertz Cepeda
Leon “L3oN” Pham
Joshua “Snitch” Bennett
Wild Rift Summoner Series 2021
Tribe Gaming’s NA squad has been making waves, placing second in the Open Qualifiers for the ongoing Wild Rift Summoner Series 2021, losing to NAVI. The team had previously won Team Liquid Summer Showdown: North America and will be participating in the upcoming 2021 Wild Rift Summoner Series Major 1.
Wild Rift Summoner Series 2021 will feature three circuits with the best teams making it to the regional championship. It has a total prize pool of $50,000 (USD). Each circuit will have qualifiers and three Majors. 32 teams from the open qualifiers will have a chance to advance to the Major tournaments. Eight teams from the Major tournaments will then secure spots in the Championship Finals to be crowned North America’s champions through a double-elimination format with a prize pool of $35,000.