Wild Rift esports plans officially released
The mobile version of League of Legends will have its first major global competition later this year. Riot Games has announced it will hold its first global sporting event at the end of 2021. The announcement was made at a virtual preview event on May 5 in which Riot executives offered an update and more details on future sports plans for League of Legends, Valornat, TFT and Wild Rift. During the event, which was attended by more than 300 media representatives, the EVE: Riot Games Mid-Season Invitational began playing and on the 6th Riot announced news about the global tournament.
Mineski Philippines, one of Southeast Asia's most popular sports organizations, works closely with Riot Games to organize professional wild wild Rift tournaments in the Philippines. The founders of Gamestart, Eliphant, also stepped in to help, stating that they are working with Riot to host professional and collegial Wild Rift sports tournaments in Singapore. Faria said that regional competitions are planned through third-party tournament policies and that more information about the global event will be announced later this year.
The construction of Wild Rift was a decision that required a lot of time and consideration, according to Leo Faria, Head of the Wild Rift Department. The first plans began in Southeast Asia, where mobile phones are a dominant and thriving ecosystem. Here Faria gives an insight into the current ecosystem of the Games and details about future plans.
Just because Wild Rift has built over the past decade a successful ecosystem around League of Legends doesn't mean that it will have that level of success, says Leo Faria, the head of esports for Wild Rift. Riot Games did not specify whether Wild Rift is a tournament, personal or digital event. In a statement, Riot Games global head John Needham, said that the company believes mobile gaming will change the future of sport.
John Needham, Head of Sports at Riot Games, pointed out that regional teams in the fourth quarter of the year will qualify for the Wild Rift Sports Tournament. The announcement of the opening day of the 2021 League of Legends revealed the future of LoL esports and a glimpse into what awaits in Wild Rift. The 2021 LoL World Cup finals will be held in the city of Shenzhen.
Details of which regions and target events will occur have yet to be announced. During the Riot Games media event, the company also announced a new Valorant Champions Tour partner, peripheral company HyperX. As a result of a multi-year agreement, HyperX becomes an official sponsor of in-game keyboards, mice and mouse pads.
Wild Rift had its lead in Southeast Asia when EVOS Esports Thailand crowned the game as the first regional champion at the end of June. Riot Games recognised the potential of the mobile market for the MOBA genre and agreed to develop a mobile game for League of Legends. After a two-month marketing freeze for their own MOBA mobile Honor of Kings, whose international adaptation is known as Arena of Valor, complaints about riots have been launched. Riot should be given the opportunity to review marketing plans, including vetoing the use of selected celebrity players.
Wild Rift developer Riot Games has announced plans for the gaming scene in key regions such as South Korea and North America. It is also possible to reduce the ARAM-style game modes in the Wild Rift card preview.
Riot is committed to making the game play-free, and LoL will have more champs to give away at each level. This will smooth the control and speed of the game so you can team up with friends, lock up your champions and play the big games.