Eliphant and PGL announced their appointment as the official partners for Riot Games Southeast Asia’s 2021 esports and competitive collegiate plans for League of Legends: Wild Rift, the 5v5 mobile MOBA that commenced its Regional Open Beta across Southeast Asia in October this year.
Wild Rift Esports in Singapore will kick off with several smaller, intermittent competitive events from January through March to give viewers a taste of the budding talent and teams in the region. In April, this will transition into eight location-specific tournament circuits, where teams will compete for the title of local champion. Once local champions have been crowned, they will compete against other local champions at a cross-Southeast Asia level.
Local collegiate esports will focus on partnering with educational institutes and universities in Singapore to provide students with the opportunity to experience a competitive environment. Eliphant and PGL have worked together on projects since 2018, and this collaboration on Wild Rift Esports in 2021 marks the two companies further integrating their resources as co-organisers, which will enable them to fast track their expansion of esports operations into the Asia region.
“We are delighted to be part of one of the most exciting and ambitious esports programs in the region. We can see the immense potential of the League of Legends: Wild Rift and we are ready to use our experience to deliver a top-notch product, as we usually do.” – Silviu Stroie, CEO of PGL.
“We are excited to build the Wild Rift community in Singapore and are honoured to be the pioneers of Wild Rift esports in the Southeast Asian region. Our partnership with PGL will allow us to create a community focused gaming experience for everyone to enjoy.” – Koh Yung Tek, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Eliphant.
Eliphant is a leading game marketing and esports production company in Asia, and the organiser of several prominent gaming events. The team has significant experience in planning and execution of gaming and esports events, including GameStart Asia, SEA Major and Taipei Major. Recent projects include the AMD Streamer Challenge, PVP Esports 2020 and the SEA Games National Selections (2019). Eliphant is also a partner of the inaugural gamescom asia.
PGL is one of the leading European companies in the field of esports events, functioning as both broadcaster and on-site event organiser. Based in Bucharest, Romania, PGL has been hosting national and international esports events since it was founded in 2002 Recent events in its extensive portfolio include DOTA2 The International 9, ONE Esports DOTA2 World Pro Invitational, FIFA 20 Summer Cup Series Asia and Perfect World Asia League Fall 2020.