The inaugural Wild Rift Icons 2022 is here to crown the first-ever world champion.

The League of Legends: Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 is set to happen from June 14 to July 9 with 24 of the best teams from around the world competing. Riot has allotted a humongous prize pool of $2 million for the first-ever world championship of the MOBA title.

Wild Rift Icons was initially supposed to take place in Madrid, Spain. This was moved to Suntec Singapore, however, due to visa issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is everything you need to know before watching Icons 2022.

Schedule

Wild Rift Icons 2022 will happen across three stages which are are the play-ins, group stage, and the knockout stage.

  • Play-ins: June 14 to 18
  • Group Stage: June 21 to 25
  • Knockout Stage: July 1 to 9

The exact schedule for every match can be found on the official Wild Rift esports website.

Format

Play-ins

  • The 16 teams will be divided into four groups of four teams each.
  • They will compete in a double-elimination bracket within their group with the top two from each group making it to the Group Stage.

Group Stage

  • The eight teams from the play-ins will meet the eight regional champions in the group stage of the Wild Rift Icons 2022.
  • These 16 teams will again be split evenly into four groups and will compete in a double-elimination bracket.
  • The top two teams from each group will advance to the Knockout Stage.

Knockout Stage

  • The eight teams in the knockout stage will be seeded against a team from another group.
  • They will compete in a single-elimination bracket leading to a best-of-seven finals to crown the Wild Rift world champion.

All teams in the Wild Rift Icons 2022

24 teams are participating in the Wild Rift Icons 2022. Eight of these have directly qualified for the group stage for being the regional champions.

Teams competing in Wild Rift Icons
The teams competing in Icons.

Wild Rift League (WRL)

  • FunPlus Phoenix (Group Stage)
  • JD Gaming
  • Nova Esports
  • J Team

The fourth seeds from the WRL, Oh My God, who had qualified for Wild Rift Icons had to withdraw from the competition due to visa issues. As a result, they have been replaced with J Team, who came in fifth place.

Wild Rift Champions SEA (WCS)

  • Team Flash (Group Stage)
  • Flash Wolves
  • RRQ
  • Buriram United Esports

Wild Tour Brazil (WBR)

  • Omegha Esports (Group Stage)
  • Keyd Stars
  • Liberty

Wild Rift Open Latin America (WOL)

  • Leviat├ín (Group Stage)
  • Furious Gaming
  • STMN Esports

Wild Rift EMEA Championship (WEC)

  • Team Queso (Group Stage)
  • Rix.GG
  • Game-Lord

Wild Rift Champions Korea (WCK)

  • Rolster Y (Group Stage)
  • Freecs
  • T1

Wild Rift North America Series (WNS)

  • Immortals (Group Stage)
  • Sentinels

Wild Rift Japan Cup (WJC)

  • Sengoku Gaming (Group Stage)
  • Donuts USG

Groups

Here are the groups for the Wild Rift Icons 2022.

The two remaining teams in each group will be decided based on the results of the Wild Rift Icons Play-ins.

Where to watch the Wild Rift Icons 2022?

All matches will be livestreamed from the Suntec Singapore so that fans from around the world can tune in. Riot will broadcast the competition on the Wild Rift Esports YouTube and Twitch channels.

Stay tuned to esports.gg for the latest Wild Rift news and updates.

Wasif Ahmed -

Wasif Ahmed

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Wasif is an esports journalist from India who covers mobile gaming news. From PUBG Mobile to Wild Rift, he has been covering mobile esports for over three years. You can reach out to him on Twitter to chat about games and esports anytime.