Riot Games revealed details about the League of Legends: Wild Rift roadmap for the new year during their Season 2022 live stream. The first official season for Wild Rift is kicking off soon with eight regional leagues around the world. Riot said these “foundational” regions will have their own “unique flavor and style,” indicating they may follow different formats. The first season will run from January to May. These are:
- January 13th: Wild Tour Brasil
- January 22nd: Wild Rift Champions SEA
- January 28th: Wild Rift LatinoAmerica Open
- February 5th: Wild Rift Championship EMEA
- February 14th: Wild Rift Champions Korea
- February: Wild Rift North America Series
- February: Wild Rift Cup Japan
- March: Wild Rift League
Riot also announced the first official global competition for the game will happen this summer in Europe. The Wild Rift Global Championship Icons will take place as an offline event and will feature 24 teams from the regional leagues. Eight of these squads will directly qualify for the main event, while 16 teams will lock horns in the play-in stage. The main event will feature a group stage, knockouts, and the grand finals.
While most world championships take place towards the end of the year, it’s surprising to see Wild Rift’s main esports event happening in the summer. The lead of Wild Rift esports, Leo Faria, had previously stated the mobile title’s world championship will be unique and separate from League of Legends esports. It’s perhaps due to this distinction that the event is taking place in the summer.
(All information was provided by Dot Esports)