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ESL Premiership welcomes Wild Rift for UK, Ireland, and the Nordics

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League of Legends: Wild Rift is ready for its first major tournament in Europe, as it has finally been welcomed by the ESL Premiership.

Wild Rift is still in beta, and only recently has access to the game server been open to some additional regions, in addition America will soon follow March 29.

The League of Legends-based mobile game is constantly growing in popularity in the regions that have access to it. Europe, which has finally won its first tournament in the game, will surely drastically strengthen the esports scene of Wild Rift.

In a recent tweet, the ESL Premiership announced that they would be welcome Wild Rift to fold and host competitive events for the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordic countries.

Tweet reads:

“It is a historic moment to bring a mobile title to the ESL Premiership. Wild Rift is the perfect game to provide this never-before-seen experience to the UK, Ireland and the Nordics. “

For those unaware, the ESL Premiership is one of the longest-running tournaments in Europe, and is primarily known for shooting CS: GO in the first round of Valve.

The ESL Premiership was previously limited to the UK and Ireland. However, for Wild Rift it will also open its doors to the Nordic countries. People from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will be able to participate in the open qualifiers.

ESL Wild Rift Premiership schedule and format

As mentioned above, the ESL Wild Rift Premiership will boast open qualifiers, in which everyone can participate.

There will be a £ 5,000 prize pool (around $ 6,970) in the competition, and registrations for open qualifiers have already begun.

Before the start of the main event, two qualifying rounds will be held on April 3 and 4. The four best teams from each qualification will be eligible to qualify for the spring 2021 season of the ESL Wild Rift Premiership.

The eight teams that qualify for the main tournament will then advance to the group stages, before the play-offs are played in round form.

The ESL Wild Rift spring 2021 season will conclude with a final hosted on June 19th and 20th. Fans will be able to catch European Wild Rift professionals in action at ESL League of Legends Twitch channel from 20 April.

Although the game is still in beta, the esports scene of the Wild Rift is slowly starting in the available regions.

Riot mentioned earlier that due to the delayed release in America the region receive exclusive events, and fans are excited about startup servers March 29.

Posted March 18, 2021, 6:33 PM IST


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