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Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022: Overview, teams, and everything else you need to know

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Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022: Overview, teams, and everything else you need to know
Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022: Overview, teams, and everything else you need to know

Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022: Overview, teams, and everything else you need to know – The Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 is the first-ever global championship for the game. 24 teams have qualified for this event from the 8 regions where the game has started its esports league. Here is a brief overview of the upcoming tournament.

Icons 2022: Format

The tournament will follow the current Wild Rift 3.2b patch and will be held in 3-stages.

  • Play-in Stage:
    • It will be held from June 14 till June 18.
    • The 16 teams will be divided into 4 groups.
    • It will follow a double-elimination bracket.
    • All team matches will be a best-of-3 match series.
    • Only the top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the Group Stage.
  • Group Stage:
    • It will be held from June 21 till June 25.
    • 8 directly qualified teams along with the 8 teams that advanced from the Play-in Stage will be divided into 4 groups, each having 4 teams in it.
    • It will also have a double-elimination bracket.
    • All team matches will be a best-of-3 match series.
    • Only the top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the Knockout Stage.

  • Knockout Stage:
    • It will be held from July 1 till July 9.
    • It will follow a single-elimination format.
    • The Quarterfinals and Semifinals of the Icons 2022 will be played in the best-of-5 match series.
    • The Finals of the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 will be played in a best-of-7 match series.

Icons 2022: Participating Teams

The following eight teams have directly qualified for the Group Stage by winning their respective Wild Rift regional leagues.

  • FunPlus Phoenix (WRL)
  • Team Flash (Champions SEA)
  • KT Rolster (WCK)
  • Sengoku Gaming (Japan Cup)
  • Omegha E-sports (Wild Tour)
  • Leviatán (Open Latinoamerica)
  • Immortals (North America Series)
  • Team Queso (EMEA Championship)

Apart from them, the following 16 teams will be competing in the Play-in Stage to have a chance at qualifying for the Group Stage.

  • JD Gaming (WRL)
  • Nova Esports (WRL LCQ)
  • J Team (WRL LCQ)
  • Unsold Stuff Gaming (Japan Cup)
  • Flash Wolves (Champions SEA)
  • Rex Regum Qeon (Champions SEA)
  • Buriram United Esports (Champions SEA)
  • Sentinels (North America Series)
  • Rix.GG (EMEA Championship)
  • Game-Lord (EMEA Championship)
  • Freecs (WCK)
  • T1 (WCK)
  • Furious Gaming (Open Latinoamerica)
  • STMN Esports (Open Latinoamerica)
  • Keyd Stars (Wild Tour)
  • Liberty (Wild Tour)

Icons 2022: Prize Pool and Where to watch

The total prize pool of the tournament will be USD $2,000,000. Apart from this, an additional 25% of all Majestic Empress Morgana Skin sales revenue will also be equally distributed among the Top 8 teams at Icons 2022.

Wild Rift fans can catch the live stream of the event on the official WildRift Esports channels on YouTube and Twitch TV.

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