Eliphant and PGL announce their appointment as official partners for Riot Games Southeast Asia’s 2021 esports and competitive collegiate plans for League of Legends: Wild Rift. The mobile version of League of Legends commenced its regional Open Beta across Southeast Asia in October this year.
Singapore will kick off with Wild Rift esports with several smaller, intermittent competitive events from January through March to give viewers a taste of the budding talent and teams in the region. In April, this will transition into eight location-specific tournament circuits, where teams will compete for the title of local champion. Once local champions have been crowned, they will compete against other local champions at a cross-Southeast Asia level.
Local collegiate esports will focus on partnering with educational institutes and universities in Singapore to provide students with the opportunity to experience a competitive environment.
“We are delighted to be part of one of the most exciting and ambitious esports programs in the region. We can see the immense potential of the League of Legends: Wild Rift and we are ready to use our experience to deliver a top-notch product, as we usually do.”
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Silviu Stroie, CEO of PGL
Eliphant and PGL have been working together on projects since 2018, with the collaboration for Wild Rift esports in 2021 just yet more integration of their resources as co-organisers, enabling a faster expansion of esports operations into the Asia region.
“We are excited to build the Wild Rift community in Singapore and are honoured to be the pioneers of Wild Rift esports in the Southeast Asian region. Our partnership with PGL will allow us to create a community focused gaming experience for everyone to enjoy.”
Koh Yung Tek, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Eliphant.
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