There’s $2 million in prize money to be won.
Riot Games has revealed details of the 2022 Wild Rift Icons Global Championship that kicks off on June 14 this year. The Global Championship will return to a familiar location for Wild Rift fans in Singapore and feature the best teams from across the globe.
Much like Worlds, the Wild Rift Icon Global Championship is the culmination of the esports year and the pinnacle of Wild Rift esports. The tournament will feature 24 teams this year, including eight straight from the regional finals and sixteen from the play-in stage.
What is the 2022 Wild Rift Global Championship schedule?
The Wild Rift Global Championship will take place from June 14 till July 9 this year.
- Play-Ins: June 14-18
- Groups: June 21-25
- Quarterfinals: July 1-2
- Semifinals: July 5-6
- Finals: July 9
The play-ins start from June 14 and take place over five days. Sixteen teams will qualify to the group stage via the play-ins. Here they will compete with the eight regional-qualified teams over the next five days.
The 2022 Wild Rift Global Championship Grand finals will take place on July 9 and . It will crown the game’s first ever global champion.
Where will this tournament take place?
Originally set to take place in Europe, Riot has announced the change in venue owing to COVID protocols. The increasing complexity surrounding visa application timelines and re-entry dates for many regional teams made it difficult to hold the international event in Europe. The event will now take place at the Suntec, Singapore.
Due to the global pandemic complicating visa application timelines and re-entry dates for many regional teams, Riot Games made the decision to move the competition to Singapore
The Wild Rift Global Championship is a $2 million prize pool event and is the first international event on this scale. For teams traveling to Singapore, this will be an opportunity to get to know other players. They will also be playing against the world's best in an opportunity to prove their mettle.
More details about the format, qualified teams and schedule will be unveiled later.