Wild Rift SEA Champions (WCS) 2022: Format, Teams, Prize Pool, and more

South East Asia's best teams compete to become the champions!

Riot Games has announced the first-ever inaugural season of the Wild Rift SEA Champions 2022 that starts from February 25th in all respective regions. The competition will span across Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The best teams from each region will go all out to become the champions and win a grand prize.

The first-ever season of the Wild Rift SEA champions will feature teams from last season’s Wild Rift SEA Icon Series, and newly qualified teams competing at the highest levels so far. Teams from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia & Singapore, and Taiwan & Hong Kong (known as WCS Masters), will play local competitive leagues for five weeks in a best-of-three double round-robin regular season.

We are thrilled to announce the teams participating in the WCS 2022 as Riot continues to shine a light on mobile gaming and our investment into mobile esports. These WCS teams have proven their utmost dedication to achieving success in the league, featuring players who are performing at the highest competitive level in the region. Fans can expect some heart-stopping matches this season as teams face old rivals and battle against some new faces.

Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau

Wild Rift SEA Champions (WCS) 2022: Format and Participating Teams

Tournament Format and Playoffs

The final top six teams will then progress to the WCF playoffs that will take place between April 1st- 10th. The WCF playoffs will determine the champions of the WCS and three other best teams, which will compete against other best teams from the world at the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship taking place in Europe this Summer.

Invited teams from the last year’s WCS championship will go head to head against the newly qualified team to retain the title and remain the champions of the region yet again, last year’s champions SBTC eSports said that the team will be training hard to defend the championship and will also focus on building an eco-system for competitive eSports in Vietnam.

Participating Teams

The SEA region is filled with prominent and skilled eSports organizations that have made their mark on the global stage. This year WCS will see a lot of prominent teams returning to the battlefield to rise to the top and get that ticket to participate in the global championship. G4 (EVOS), Hamaz (TS), and Kiral (SBTC) are all making their way to the WCS to fight for the top spot and become the undefeated champions this year. 

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WCS will feature 2 invited teams and 6 qualified teams across all regions.

  • Masters (Hongkong & Taiwan): ONE team, Flash Wolves, TQQ Esports, MESPORTS, QWQ, PVP, LFD, FTG
  • Indonesia: MBR Gamma, BOOM Esports, Echo Fortius, Persis Esports, The Black Horse, Pasopati Esports, Papa Gaming, Cursed Moon
  • The Philippines: Team Secret, FENNEL Adversity, LF Adoption, Rex Regum Qeon, Cerebrum Wildrift, Sunsparks, GrindSky Esports
  • Malaysia & Singapore: Sem9, Reach the Peak, Upcar Esports, Team Watermelon, TODAK, PathSeeker
  • Vietnam: SBTC Esports, MDH Esports, Team Flash, Cerberus Esports, Saigon Phantom, Royal Palace Esport, AS Esports, The Legendary Ganker
  • Thailand: EVOS Esports, Buriram United Esports, INVATE Esports, Lynxeno, Alchemy, Oxygen, Mercenary New Generation, Arctic Fox

Qualified teams for WCS Singapore & Malaysia region and Philippines regions will be announced shortly.

Wild Rift SEA Champions 2022: Prize Pool and Where to Watch

Prize Pool

WCS across all regions will feature all the invited teams and the qualified teams in a best-of-three double round-robin regular season for five weeks to extensively test the teams and provide a chance for the best teams to qualify for the playoffs.

Not just the ticket to the playoffs but the WCS across all SEA regions will have a prize pool of $100,000 Out of which the winner will get $20,000 and the rest of the prize pool will be distributed among other teams.

Where to Watch the Wild Rift SEA Champions (WCS) 2022

Wild Rift Champion South East Asia will be streamed across all regions in English and regional languages starting from 25th February on Riot Games’ official YouTube channel, Twitch and Twitter handle. Users can stay updated about all the info on the WCS by following social media handles or visiting the official website.

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