THE INAUGURAL season of the WIld Rift Champions SEA (WCS) will kick off on February 25th across six regions that feature Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Invited teams from last season’s Wild Rift SEA Icon Series and teams from a new set of qualifiers will compete.
The competitive leagues from Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan will play for a total of five weeks in a best-of-three double round robin regular season. The top six teams will advance to the WCS Playoffs and will play in the two-week, double elimination playoffs from April 1 to 10.
The qualified teams in the playoffs will represent their regions in the WCS Finals — the culminating regional showdown that will determine the best of the best. The four teams will then represent Southeast Asia in the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship in Europe.
Invited teams in WCS
WCS Philippines: Team Secret, FENNEL Adversity, LF Adoption, Rex Regum Qeon, Cerebrum Wildrift, Sunsparks, GrindSky Esports
WCS Indonesia: MBR Gamma, BOOM Esports, Echo Fortius, Persis Esports, The Black Horse, Pasopati Esports, Papa Gaming, Cursed Moon
WCS Masters (Taiwan and Hong Kong): ONE team, Flash Wolves, TQQ Esports, MESPORTS, QWQ, PVP, LFD, FTG
WCS Malaysia and Singapore: Sem9, Reach the Peak, Upcar Esports, Team Watermelon, TODAK, PathSeeker
WCS Thailand: EVOS Esports, Buriram United Esports, INVATE Esports, Lynxeno, Alchemy, Oxygen, Mercenary New Generation, Arctic Fox
WCS Vietnam: SBTC Esports, MDH Esports, Toeam Flash, Cerberus Esports, Saigon Phantom, Royal Palace Esport, AS Esports, The Legendary Ganker
The remaining qualified teams for WCS Philippines and WCS Malaysia & Singapore will be announced shortly.
“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," said Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
"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,”
The matches will be broadcasted live on February 25. WCS Philippines will feature a Tagalog and an English broadcast on Wild Rift Esports on YouTube and Twitch, as well as WCS Philippines on Facebook.