Riot Games has partnered with Mineski to host exclusive nationwide Wild Rift tournaments in the Philippines. These Cups will have a massive prize pool of 10 Million Philippine Pesos (approximately $208,247 USD) in total.
Mark Navarro, general manager of Mineski said, "Mineski holds the exclusive rights to host official esports tournaments of WildRift in the Philippines. We will judge teams by their pure skill to finding the best teams who will represent the Philippines in the Global stage of League of Legends: WildRift. These nationwide cups will be open for all and nobody will be invited into the brackets or any level of tournaments. The best teams of the country will advance in a ladder format."
Roadmap for Wild Rift NationWide tournaments in Philippines
Philippines NationWide Cups will be divided into two seasons: Summer Split and Fall Split. Open qualifiers will start in April where it will be geophysically divided into four regions: Mindanao, Visayas, South Luzon, and North Luzon. Winners of these four regions will move to Group Stage where the points system will be introduced.
In the Group Stage of Philippines Nationwide Cups, each team will get points according to their positioning and fitness which will be a key factor to advance to the playoffs. These points will be equivalent to real money. For example, if a team wins 1 million points, they will get 1 Million Philippines Pesos. Each season will have five million points which are also equivalent to 5 Million Philippines Pesos. In the end, the top two teams will advance to the regional Super Cup finals.
"We do want the Philippines to be known for its talent in Wild Rift"
Mark Navarro further added, “The point-based system is our way to hasten the growth of the professional scene in the country. By the end of the year, we do want the Philippines to be known for its talent in Wild Rift.”
Recently, League of Legends: Wild Rift got approval from China's Gaming Regulator to operate in China which means the Chinese server of Wild Rift is coming soon.