Riot Games unveils plans for 2022 League of Legends: Wild Rift esports
There will be eight regional leagues spread around the world.
Riot Games has unveiled the plans for the 2022 League of Legends: Wild Rift competitive scene. Following up on the preseason tournament, the Horizon Cup, in 2021, this year will see a jump in backing and will include eight regional leagues spread around the world.
Revealed in a blog post, the leagues will serve as the "foundation for Wild Rift Esport's global competitive structure," with each "bringing their own unique flavor and style to the sport."
As for what the leagues will be, they include:
Wild Rift Cup Japan
Wild Rift North America Series
Wild Tour Brasil
Wild Rift Championship EMEA
Wild Rift League
Wild Rift Champions Korea
Wild Rift Latinoamerica Open
Wild Rift Champions SEA
As part of the announcements, Riot also shared that the first global tournament (part of the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship) for the scene will take place in Europe in the summer, and that it will feature 24 teams, eight of whom will qualify from regional leagues, and the remaining 16 who will be determined via a play-in stage. There will then be a group stage to eliminate teams ahead of a knockout stage, which will lead to a finals day.
You can see the plans for the 2022 season in further depth here.