For those who've been waiting not-so-patiently for League of Legends: Wild Rift, Riot Games' new mobile title, there's a special Twitch Rivals preview event to look forward to. The Twitch Rivals League of Legends: Wild Rift x Verizon 5G Invitational, from Riot Games, Twitch Rivals, Verizon and Apple, will see celebrities and influencers battle it out on iPhone 12 Pro's on a 5G network. Here's what you need to know.
The best performing player in the Twitch Rivals LoL: Wild Rift x Verizon 5G Invitational will be memorialized by their profile being carved into a pillar at Riot Studios. The best player will be determined by votes from the viewers.
Get ready for The Verizon Wild Rift Invitational. It will be America’s 1st look at League of Legends: Wild Rift 👀, AND a 1st look at #iPhone12 Pro with 5G in gaming action. ❤️ this tweet to be reminded when the invitational starts! #5GJustGotRealpic.twitter.com/K5luCISiDM— Verizon (@Verizon) October 17, 2020
The players for the Twitch Rivals LoL: Wild Rift x Verizon 5G Invitational have all been invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind event.
The players are:
- Zaqueri "Aphromoo" Black
- William "Meteos" Hartman
- Emmalee "EMUHLEET" Garrido
- Claudio "Cesaro" Castagnoli
- FaZe Apex
- Nate Hill
- Joe Manganiello
- Chrissy Costanza
- Anton "ZEDD" Zaslavski
These are all celebrities, influencers and even some LoL pro players such as Meteos
The Twitch Rivals LoL Wild Rift x Verizon 5G Invitational will be played on a 5G network, with a unique twist.
(Picture: Riot Games)
Fans will be able to make an impact on the event by voting on strategies, champion choices, matchups and more.
The format is outlined as:
- 10 Players
- Three (3) Games; each game is 5v5
Viewers vote on the team composition for each game via Twitch polls
- Champions, strategies, and more determined by fans through @Verizon on Twitter
- After 3 games, the best performing player will be chosen through an audience vote!
The Twitch Rivals LoL Wild Rift x Verizon 5G Invitational will be held on Thursday, 22nd October 22 at 21:30 EST.
For those in the UK, the date and time are 23rd October at 02:30. The event is expected to run for roughly two hours.
Twitch Rivals LoL Wild Rift x Verizon 5G Invitational: How to watch
You will be able to catch all the action on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which is embedded below.
You should also be able to watch streams from the players' perspective on their respective Twitch.tv channels.