Riot Games, the Japanese subsidiary of Riot Games, announced the outline of e-sports competitions for the 2021 season of " League of Legends: Wild R ift," an otherworldly multi-battle for smartphones, at a joint press conference held by RIOT Games and NTT Docomo. The event will be held in partnership with NTT Docomo.
Held in partnership with NTT Docomo
The "League of Legends: Wildrift" tournament for the 2021 season will be held in partnership with NTT Docomo' s e-sports league "X-MOMENT ".
The " WILD RIFT INVITATIONAL THE OPENING GAMES " tournament will be held on April 24, 2021(Sat), followed by the open participation " WILD RIFTOPEN TOURNAMENT ALL PLAYER'S RIFT " to be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021, followed by the " Japan Regional Tournament " to determine the No. 1 team in Japan from July 2021.
The winning team of the "Japan Regional Tournament" will be eligible to participate in the World Tournament.
Entry for the "WILD RIFT OPEN TOURNAMENT ALL PLAYER'S RIFT," which is open to the general public, is scheduled to begin on the official website on Monday, April 26, 2021.
If there are too many entries, the number of participants may be limited, so be sure to check the details of the tournament in advance.
|"WILD RIFT INVITATIONAL THE OPENING GAMES" Overview|
|Name of the Games|| WILD RIFT INVITATIONAL THE OPENING GAMES
（Wild Rift Invitational The Opening Games)
|Period||Saturday, April 24, 2021|
|Number of teams||8 teams to be selected by invitation only|
|Prize Money||1.5 million yen in total|
|WILD RIFT OPEN TOURNAMENT ALL PLAYER'S RIFT" Outline|
|Name of the Tournament|| WILD RIFT OPEN TOURNAMENT ALL PLAYER'S RIFT
（Wild Rift Open Tournament All Player's Rift)
|Period|| Saturday, May 29, 2021
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Saturday, June 5, 2021
June 6, 2021 (Sunday)
|Participation System||Open system|
|Prize Money||Total of 3 million yen|
|Application Period||Monday, April 26, 2021 - Monday, May 10, 2021|
|Participation Method|| Please apply for participation using the application form on the official website (https://x-moment.docomo.ne.jp/lol_wildrift/ ).
Please note that the number of teams may be limited in case of a large number of applications.
|Outline of "Japan Regional Tournament|
|Method|| Preliminary Round & Playoff Preliminary Round→Online
Playoff Finals→Offline (tentative)
|Period||July - October 2021|
|Participation System||Open system|
|Prize Money||Total 9 million yen|
|Merchandise||The winning team will receive the right to participate in the World Championships|
|Participation Method|| Details will be released on the official website as soon as they are determined
*The above tournament structure is a schedule. It is subject to change depending on the spread of the new coronavirus and other factors.
Online press conference on ZOOM!
The press conference was held online, where the operability of "League of Legends: Wild Rift" and how to enjoy the game in the e-sports scene were explained.
Mr. Yasushi Fujimoto, Director of Publishing / Brand Manager of Wildrift, RIOT Games, LLC, commented
While the PC version of League of Legends is ultra-competitive, Wildrift can be enjoyed more casually than the PC version.
Through Wildrift, we hope that everyone will experience the best competitive experience in the mobile game genre.
Comment from Shuzaburo Nakao, Brand Manager, League of Legends E Sports, Raiatto Games, LLC
Wildrift uses four competitive ecosystems, PRO, SEMI-PRO, AMATUER, and ORGANIZED, and each layer is designed to be enjoyed by all.
We also hope that in 2021, through Wildrift, players will be able to experience the potential of e-sports, and in 2022, we hope to expand it as a full-fledged e-sport.
Comment from Hiroyuki Yoshida, Manager in charge of e-sports business promotion, Business Creation Department, NTT DOCOMO
We are honored to be working together with the world's leading e-sports companies.
NTT DOCOMO also has a desire to establish mobile e-sports around the world, and since our visions are in line with each other, we are pleased to enter into this partnership.
For more information, check out the League of Legends: Wildrift official website!