Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022: Registration, Format, Prize Pool, Where to Watch
The Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022 has been officially announced. This is the second off-season League of Legends: Wild Rift esports event for Asia and it will be made available to interested teams from specific Asian regions. The open qualifiers event for the Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022 will begin on 20th October. Along with the qualification teams, a number of professional teams—including RRQ Philippines (PH), Kwangdong Freecs, and others—will also be invited to participate in the competition. The prize pool for the tournament will also be significantly more than the Invitational event, coming in at $70,000 USD.
Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022 Details
The main tournament will feature 14 teams including the teams that won the open qualifiers in the three regions and the invited teams.
The participating teams will compete in a league match in a BO3 single round-robin, with the top 4 teams advancing to the playoffs. The playoffs will be BO5 single-elimination format and the winner will be the champion of Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022.
Schedules for matches will be revealed at a later date.
Here are the invited teams and available slots;
RRQ PH - Invite
Rolster Y (RY) - Invited
Kwangdong Freecs (KDF) - Invited
Liiv SANDBOX (LSB) - Invited
6 teams from South East Asia (SEA) Open Qualifiers
2 Teams from Korean (KR) Open qualifiers
2 Teams from Japan (JP) Open Qualifiers
The registration period will last from 5th October till 16th October at 12:00 AM (Japan Time).
The tournament schedules are as follows;
SEA: 20th - 30th October
KR: 20th - 23rd October
JP: 27th - 30th October
Week 1: 2nd - 6th November
Week 2: 9th - 13th November
Week 3: 16th - 20th November
Week 4: 23 - 27 November
Semifinals: 3rd December
Final & 3rd place match: 4th December
How to register for the Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022
Interested teams can gather up and register at the link provided. However, participants are required to follow strict rules to avoid disqualifications.
All players must be at least 16 years old (18 years old for the Vietnamese team) as of the start date of the regional qualifiers (i.e. at least 16 years old)
All players must have reached Diamond on their home region server in Season 5 or Season 6
A minimum of 5 players and a maximum of 7 players (including reserves) must be on the roster
All teams must include at least three (3) players in their starters who reside in the region of the Regional Open Qualifier they are participating in. Players must be (i) citizens of that region, (ii) legal permanent residents, and (iii) others. You are considered a “resident” if you are a holder of a special status of residence (e.g. recognized as a refugee or asylum seeker). To qualify as a resident, players must prove they have legal permanent residency in the area
A total of 4 coaches and managers may be registered and all must not be disqualified from playing Wild Rift (WR). Coaches who have been suspended from Riot Games will not be able to participate.
Other policies and preparations
Players will use the smartphone of their choice. Tablet PCs and extended devices are prohibited. Finger sleeves, smartphone cases, and baby powder are allowed during matches
Team players and coaches can join from the same location, or individuals can join from different locations. However, each location must have a PC/laptop with access to Discord and a webcam
All players are required to participate in the tournament committee's video call from 30 minutes before the start of the match until the end of the match so that they can be monitored.
Riot will provide Tournament Accounts to players who used their personal accounts during the Open Qualifiers after league play.
Headsets/earphones are prohibited during matches to prevent players from using voice call platforms to obtain information from third parties.
Do not wear anything that may block your view of the video call
Players are responsible for the stability of their hardware and internet connection.
Where to watch the Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022
The tournament will be streamed live on the official Riot Games channels but without commentary. However, interested influencers can request to contribute to the tournament by mirror-streaming the tournament and giving their own commentary on the matches.