Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 Skins Confirmed by Riot Games

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Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 Skins Confirmed by Riot Games

John Dave Rossel
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Riot Games confirmed that the winner of the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 shall get to have its own skin line in the mobile MOBA title.
The World Championship skins shall be revealed sometime in the summer of 2023.
Riot Games also revealed its plans for the second season of its Wild Rift esports ecosystem including support for grassroots tournaments.

The crowned champion of the League of Legends: Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 shall receive its own skin line, as confirmed by Riot Games through a live media conference. One of the most frequently asked questions of the inaugural World Series event has finally been answered as all members of the winning team shall get to decide which champion shall receive its skin line. The media conference also revealed Riot Games’ plans on establishing grassroots events for Wild Rift as well as major adjustments in preparation for its second esports season after the conclusion of the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 tournament.

Wild Rift World Championship skin line confirmed

Through a live media conference, Wild Rift’s lead of esports Leo Faria and game director Alan Moore shared Riot Games’ plans regarding the expansion of its mobile MOBA title’s esports ecosystem.

One of the most notable announcements was the confirmation of its first World Series skin line for the Wild Rift Icons 2022.

“The winners of Icon (Icons 2022) will have in-game skins dedicated to their achievements. Each of the five players from the winning team will get to choose which champions will be included in the skin design,” stated the face of Wild Rift patch previews, Alan.

He added that these skins shall hit the live servers sometime in the summer of 2023. The two Chinese teams Nova Esports and J Team shall be vying for the chance to have their own skin lines in Wild Rift as well as become the first-ever world champions of the Wild Rift Icons 2022. The grand finals match is scheduled to be held on 9th July at 8:00 PM (SGT).

Riot Games shares plans for grassroots tournaments and Wild Rift Esports Season 2

With the first official esports season close to its conclusion, Leo Faria shared how Wild Rift shall evolve using the data and insights gathered from previous tournaments.

He mentioned that Riot Games plans to expand and welcome more regions to compete in tournaments. “Finding ways to have a competition to be more interesting, and having more regions performing at the highest level so we have more competitive global tournaments, and develop the whole ecosystem as a whole around the world is probably the biggest challenge we have,” Leo stated.

The Wild Rift esports lead also addressed the concerns regarding the lack of support for grassroots tournaments. According to him, this is part of the team’s “post-Icons” plans.

“We have some pretty established programs for our other games and esports including Valorant and LoR (Legends of Runeterra) esports and we are definitely planning to expand some of those programs to Wild Rift as well. It’s all about giving support to all tournament organizers to run competitions around the world,” Leo said.

He added that this plan includes “marketing assets to promoting competitions on official Riot Games channels to potentially support prize pool for these tournaments.”

With all the announcements Riot Games revealed, fans can look forward to more exciting events for the second season of Wild Rift esports.


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John is a mobile esports writer for AFK Gaming that specializes in Wild Rift and Mobile Legends, whilst also maintaining an overview of the Free Fire, COD Mobile and PUBG Mobile esports scenes.


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