Wild Rift League Asia 2023 Qualifiers Begin on 10th February
The League of Legends: Wild Rift League (WRL) Asia Qualifiers will soon kick off on 10th February 2023. The tournament circuit is divided into three regional leagues for Vietnam, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia (SEA). Each tournament will feature 16 teams competing in the first phase with the top two teams proceeding to the second phase. Each regional league will also have two directly invited teams competing in Phase 2 alongside the two qualified teams from the first phase. The crowned champion and the runner-up team will be seeded in the main event, the WRL Asia 2023 Season 1 scheduled to be held sometime in April.
WRL Asia 2023 Qualifiers format
The official Wild Rift esports season in Asia will soon kick off with qualifiers for Vietnam, the Philippines, and SEA. This was revealed in the official post by the official Wild Rift Esports Vietnam page.
The three qualifiers will have the following format;
Phase 1 (10th - 12th February)
16 teams participate
All matches are played in a Bo3
Top 2 teams qualify for Phase 2
Phase 2 (17-19th February)
Top 2 teams from Phase 1 and two directly invited teams
Bracket Semifinals are played in a Bo3
Bracket Finals are played in a Bo5
Top 2 teams qualify for WRL Asia
According to the Wild Rift Esports Vietname Facebook page, registrations will open on 19th January. Only 16 teams from each regional league will be selected to participate in the tournament. If registrations exceed more than the allocated number, participants will be selected based on their recent team achievements, ranking of players in the team, and earliest registration time.
Riot Games previously announced that it will double down on the Wild Rift esports scene in Asia but shall halt its operations outside the region for 2023. It will be interesting to see how Riot Games’ decision pans out. Due to its popularity in Asia, Wild Rift Esports has currently set its focus on the said region. Hopefully, the game grows in other regions as well so that it may once again become a global esports, as Riot Games intended.