The 2022 Wild Rift Icons Global Championship will now take place at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore. Previously, Suntec was the host of the Wild Rift Horizon Cup in 2021. The event was first scheduled to take place in Europe. However, due to the global pandemic complicating visa application timelines and re-entry dates for many regional teams, Riot Games made the decision to move the competition to Singapore.
The Wild Rift Icons Global Championship is Riot’s global tournament concluding the Wild Rift Esports season. Set to commence on June 14th, the tournament will feature 24 teams, 8 qualifying straight from regional competitions, and 16 battling through the play-in stage. It also features a $2m (~£1.62m) shared prize pool.
Leo Faria, Global Head of Wild Rift Esports, commented: “We are incredibly excited to announce that our very first Wild Rift Icons Global Championship will be coming to Singapore this summer. “Icons will be the climax of our Wild Rift Esports season, showcasing the best in mobile esports from around the world!”
- Play-Ins: June 14-18
- Groups: June 21-25
- Quarterfinals: July 1-2
- Semifinals: July 5-6
- Finals: July 9
More details are yet to be revealed about the qualified teams, format, and schedule in the coming weeks and months.