Riot Games has announced that the League of Legends: Wild Rift season start tournament is going to be held in Brazil and will be kicked off on the 9th of July 2021. The company is looking forward to taking its first steps towards the official esports tournaments in Brazil starting off with the Wild Rift Season Start tournament with a prize pool of 55K Brazilian Real (around $11K). And it will be followed by Wild Tour later this year.
Wild Rift Season Start Brazil format
Four teams have been invited to this tournament whose identities will be revealed later on. All of the invited teams will be facing against each other in a final four elimination bracket.
Wild Rift Season Start Brazil schedule
Two semi-finals will take place in a best of 3 series on 9th of July 2021. The Finals will take place on the 10th of July 2021 in a best of five series
How to watch
Wild Rift Season Start Brazil tournament will be broadcasted on the Nimo TV channel at 6 pm Brazilian time on the dates mentioned above. The company has stated that this is just a start, for there are more tournaments coming up following the Global Championship.
During the air, the Nimo TV channel will promote draws for its viewers from Wild Rift chest and skins to celebrate this unique moment. This tournament will be followed by a circuit which is called The Wild Tour and will be taking place during the months of August and September this year.
League of Legends Wild Rift: The Wild Tour
The Wild Tour will consist of four open qualifiers where teams will face against each other for the top eight seeds which will be broadcasted on the official Wild Rift channels. These top eight teams will face off against each other in the grand finals which will be held at the Riot Games studio in Sāo Paulo in October of this year.
This grand event will basically qualify for the first global Wild Rift event, which will take place later this year. The Wild Rift Tour will have a total prize distribution of 250,000 Brazilian Real (around $50K). It is to be noted that this amount will be distributed only between the four open qualifiers and the Brazilian final. This prize distribution has nothing to do with the Season Start tournament.
More details regarding the dates, Wild Rift Tour and any other related information will be released during The Wild Rift Season Start which will be broadcasted live on July 9th 2021.