All You Need to Know About the Wild Rift Champions Sea Finals 2022

Watch 11 of the best regional teams battle it out in the final pan-regional showdown

After seven weeks of intense competition, 11 teams from competitive leagues across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Oceania have earned their spots in the Wild Rift Champions SEA (WCS) Finals.  From April 23 to May 8, the teams will battle through several stages of competition for a chance to qualify for and achieve greatness at the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship later this year!

QUALIFIED TEAMS

Wild Rift Champions Sea Finals 2022

11 teams have qualified for the WCS Finals having shown true mettle and talent during the WR Champions SEA season so far. The teams in the playoffs are as follows:

Qualified Teams

  • Masters -Flash Wolves, ONE team
  • Indonesia – Persis Esports
  • Malaysia/Singapore – SEM9
  • Oceania – Smash Logic Gaming
  • Philippines – FENNEL Adversity, Rex Regum Qeon
  • Thailand – EVOS Esports, Buriram United Esports
  • Vietnam – Team Flash, Cerberus Esports

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

The WCS Playoffs 2022 is broken down into the following stages:

  • Play-ins: April 23 – 24
  • Playoffs: April 26 – 27, April 29 – May 1, May 6 – 7
  • Finals: May 8

Teams will compete for four spots to enter the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship and a combined prize pool of USD 200,000.

Wild Rift Champions Sea Finals 2022

Play-ins

During the Play-ins stage, five teams from the Wild Rift Champions SEA & Wild Rift Oceania Championships tournaments (1st runner ups from WCS Masters, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and the champion of Wild Rift Oceania Championships)  will play a single round-robin match in which every team will play each other in a Best-of-3 format.

The top team among the five will qualify directly into the Playoffs, whereas the 2nd and 3rd placed teams will play each other in a best-of-five to secure the remaining Playoffs spot. 

Play-offs

In the Playoffs stage, the two teams who advanced from the Play-ins will meet with the six sub-regional champions of the Wild Rift Champions SEA and compete under a double elimination format.

These eight teams will be split into two pools of four teams. The first pool consists of the sub-regional champions of WCS Masters, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, while the second pool consists of the sub-regional champions of WCS Malaysia & Singapore, Indonesia along with the two qualified teams from the Play-ins stage. Teams from the same sub-regions cannot be drawn against each other.

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The playoff matches will see teams from the first pool drawn to play against teams from the second pool.

Second Chances

Winners of the first playoff matches will advance to the next round of the Upper Bracket while the defeated team will drop into the Lower Bracket. All matches will be played in a Best-of-5 format with the exception for the Lower Bracket Finals and Grand Finals, which will be played in a Best-of-7 format.

If a team drops out of the Upper Bracket, they will then have another opportunity to make the finals, by winning their remaining matches in the Lower Bracket.

The top four teams will represent the SEA region and compete in the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship taking place in Europe this summer!

All You Need to Know About the Wild Rift Champions Sea Finals 2022

WHERE CAN I WATCH?

Matches for the Wild Rift Champions SEA Finals 2022 will be broadcasted in English, Tagalog,  Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Thai. The first game will start at 14:00 GMT+8, April 23, 2022 and will be live on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube on Riot’s official channels as well as on partner broadcast channels:

English:

Tagalog

Bahasa Indonesia

Bahasa Malaysia

Mandarin

Vietnamese

Thai

About Wild Rift Esports

Wild Rift Esports, the first mobile sport by Riot Games, launched its first official season in 2022, announcing the eight regional leagues that serve as the foundation for the Wild Rift Esports global competitive structure, and bring their own unique flavor and style to the sport.

In its first season, Wild Rift Esports will also hold its first official international tournament, the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship, which will feature the highest level of competitive play, and will crown the Wild Rift world champion.

Follow @WildRiftEsports on Twitter to learn more.

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