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Wild Rift announces The Wild Circuit Asia Invitational 2022 featuring a $40k prize pool

The tournament will feature the best teams of Asia

The inaugural Wild Rift Global Icons Championship just ended in the past month. The competition’s champion was announced to be Nova Esports. The teams from South East Asia, Korea, and Japan put on a brave showing in the Icons Championship even though no Asian team was able to claim the title of the first-ever champions. And now, Riot has made the decision to host an invitational tournament featuring the top eight teams in Asia after seeing their impressive performance on the international scene and this tournament has been named Wild Circuit Asia Invitational 2022.

Wild Circuit Asia Invitational 2022 features the top 8 teams from South-East Asia, Japan, and Korea

The best 8 Wild Rift teams from South-East Asia, Japan, and Korea will compete in the invitational tournament – Wild Circuit Asia Invitational 2022. The following list includes the eight regional representatives competing in this tournament.

South East Asia – 4 teams

  • Rex Regum Qeon
  • Flash Wolves
  • Team Flash
  • Buriram United

Japan – 1 team

  • Unsold Stuff Gaming

Korea – 3 teams

  • Rolster Y
  • Kwangdong Freecs
  • Liiv Sandbox
Wild Circuit Asia Invitational 2022
The tournament features a total of $40k prize pool (Image via Riot Games)

From September 5 to September 9, these teams will battle against one another over a five-day period. The group stage will take place from May 5 to May 7, while the playoffs will take place on May 8 and May 9. The tournament will be held with a total prize pool of $40,000. The distribution of the prize pool is shown below:

PositionPrize Pool
1st12,000
2nd7,000
3rd6,000
4th5,000
5th- 8th2,500

Riot is finally listening to the Asian community as it announced Wild Circuit Asia Invitational 2022

On their main website, Riot posted a statement announcing this competition. They further stated that the competition is designed to pique viewers’ interest in Wild Lift esports and to satiate their desire to watch professional players compete during the off-season.

“At the 2022 ICONS, teams from Korea, Southeast Asia, and Japan performed well and performed well. There were a lot of requests from fans who wanted to see more matches between Asian representatives. To respond to this, Riot Games recruited teams representing Korea, Southeast Asia, and Japan.”, the statement added.

All in all, this is excellent news for the local players and supporters. If successfully hosted, this competition will undoubtedly help this area. These off-season contests offer the teams in this region the ideal opportunity to display their talents.

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