Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022
The Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 is set to start soon, containing a massive $2 million event, and is all set to take place between June 14th and July 9th. A total of 24 teams from eight different regions will compete for global glory. The event will be aLAN format stationed at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in beautiful Singapore.
The tournament will be played in three regular stages: starting with the Play-Ins, then the Group Stage, and finally Knockout Stage. The top eight teams from their regional tournaments have made it directly to the Group Stage thanks to their previous performance, while sixteen other teams have qualified for the Play-Ins. These sixteen teams are divided into four groups where they will battle it out to advance, with the top two teams from each group moving to the Group Stage. The top eight teams from the Group Stage will then advance to the Knockout Stage.
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These are the following teams that qualified for the Play-ins Stage:
-Unsold Stuff Gaming
And these are the best performers which qualified directly to the Group Stage:
The Play-Ins and Group Stages will be played with a double elimination best of three bracket format . The Knockout Stage will implement a single elimination bracket in which the Quarterfinals and Semifinals will be played in a best of five battle, and lastly the Grand Finals will be played in an exciting best of seven format.
The schedule is the following:
Play-Ins: June 14th to 18th
Group Stage: June 21st to 25th
Knockout: July 1st to 9th
Now let’s talk a little about the best teams within the competition.
The Horizon Cup, held back in November 2021, was the first global event for WildRift Esports, the event was conquered by Chinese team DKG. However Only three teams (KT Rolster, Sengoku, and Team Queso) that competed in the previous Horizon Cup were able to come back once again to the Icons Championship.
Fun Plus Phoenix qualified for the event by stomping the WRL 2022 Season 1 tournament. The team is definitely one of the top contenders for the Icon trophy. Team Flash and Team Queso have been performing well in the past few months. KL Rolster and Sengoku, who were in fourth and sixth place respectively back in the Horizon Cup, will try to push and win their first global trophy.
Lastly the underdogs Nova Esports, a well known organization in PUBG Mobile Esports, will hope to dominate in the WildRift scene as well. The northamerican team Sentinels entered the Wild Rift scene in August 2021, the team qualified for the play-ins by securing second place in the North America Series 2022 Season 1. Lastly T1, a popular esports organization worldwide, will also be participating.