Riot Games, The publisher of League of Legends: Wild Rift have finally conveyed what’s in their pipeline for esports. Leo Faria, the Head of Wild Rift esports shared his vision and plans for the future of the game’s competitive ecosystem.
His major statements being
“We’re building a new esports ecosystem that is self-sustaining and independent of LoL Esports on PC. We’re going all-in on Wild Rift Esports and aspire to make Wild Rift the first truly global mobile esports”.Leo Faria, the head of Wild Rift esports
The team knows that most of the Wild Rift audience have their phones as their primary or sole device, and esports is not optimized to be watched on small screens even though over 40% of viewers do so. Taking this into consideration, they are optimizing esports on phones for an overall better experience. Riot have just started by focusing the efforts on Wild Rift at the professional level, And organizations need to trust that there will be tournaments to play in and that Wild Rift esports is here to stay.
Last but not least, He stated that mobile esports is a new venture for them, yet they’re confident and have a strong vision, It will take time to get there. But it’s just the start.
There are many regional and local esports series going on for Wild Rift players, But the most notable one is the new Riot Games official League of Legends: Wild Rift tournament! Namely, Wild Rift Origin Series, where interested players can Sign up for League of Legends: Wild Rift’s intercontinental esports circuit: A fiery competition showcasing the best teams from Europe, Turkey, CIS, the Middle East, and North Africa with a total Prizepool of € 300,000.
Where to Watch
you can watch Origin series on their official Twitch channel and Wild Rift official Youtube Channel.
How to Join
If you have what it takes, then assemble a team, sign up and show the world. Go to their official website and register yourself – https://play.originseries.com/july-qualifier/
- Create your team
- Sign up
- Monthly Qualifiers: This Series is for all players from Europe, Turkey, CIS, the Middle East, and North Africa and will run monthly with qualifiers taking place in the early stages of the coming months.
- Monthly Finals: This is where the top 16 teams will battle it out to rack up points, prize money, and most importantly: bragging rights!
- Finals: The offline final will host the top teams from across all groups and Only one will be victorious.
Riot conveying their vision like this will be a great for the community and Tournaments like this will boost the morale of the Wild Rift Competitive community and attract the mobile gamer audience which follows a game mostly because of its esports aspect.