Wild Rift Origin Series: How to Watch, Prize Pool, Dates

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League of Legends: Wild Rift has just announced its first inaugural esports tournament, League of Legends: Wild Rift: Origin Series. After achieving huge success in mobile gaming around the world, the mobile version of League of Legends is now giving teams around the world a chance to shine in a thrilling face-off.

Origin Series is Wild Rift's first foray into international competition, and will include teams from Europe, Turkey, CIS, the Middle East, and North Africa. Sign-ups are open from today, May 20, 2021.

Wild Rift Origin Series: How to Watch, Prize Pool, Dates

Origin Series will begin with a set of monthly qualifiers: eight best-of-three double elimination competitions per group. Every team that scores top two in these brackets will make their way to the monthly finals, where they compete for first place in the group and a ticket to the offline finals.

The monthly qualifiers will run across June, July, and August, with the first qualifier on June 5, and the offline finals will take place in September. The winners of the offline finals will take home the trophy for the first-ever League of Legends: Wild Rift: Origin Series for Europe and MENA, plus a piece of the €300,000 prize pool.

If you're a League of Legends fan coming to Wild Rift for the first time, be prepared for a completely different style of gameplay. The smaller map in Wild Rift means shorter games and intense early game battles are the norm. There are also plenty of champions that have had their abilities changed to better fit the mobile platform.

Hans Christian Duerr, Head of Esports for Wild Rift, Europe and MENA, said: 

"We're excited to launch the first League of Legends: Wild Rift intercontinental esports circuit for Europe, MENA, CIS and Turkey, building on the momentum and hype displayed by our dedicated players and fans. League of Legends: Wild Rift Origin Series is set to bring mobile esports to the next level and shine a light on new talents yet to be discovered. We expect to see a fiery competition from our competitors across Europe, Turkey, the CIS and MENA over the coming months and anticipate a high level of sign-ups for this open tournament series, so make sure your team is registered in time for a chance to make mobile esports history."

If you want to participate, make sure your team has at least three members living in Europe, CIS, Turkey, the Middle East, or North Africa, and all players are aged 17 or over. To register, head to the Origin Series website and register your Wild Rift ID.