The road to the first Wild Rift World Championship continues, with many regions releasing information related to their open qualifiers, with the best teams from these tournaments moving on to a bigger stage with a ticket to the global finals at stake.
This time, a new series of tournaments has been announced for every player and team in North America, produced by Nerd Street and Wisdom Gaming in partnership with Riot Games: the NA Wild Rift Summoner Series. Here we bring all the details you need to know, so you can be part of this experience and get your first shot into Wild Rift competitive.
NA Wild Rift Summoner Series: Schedule and format
The NA Wild Rift Summoner Series will be composed of three open-for-all major circuits, each of these being held during the months of August and September, having a format similar to the VALORANT Champions Tour tournaments.
Each of the major circuits will be composed of two 32-team open qualifiers, which will compete in two sets of best-of-three groups, however its structure will change with every major circuit.
- Open Qualifier #1: 26-27th July - Top 4 teams Qualify into Major 1
- Open Qualifier #2: 2nd-3rd August - Top 4 teams Qualify into Major 1
- Major 1: 7-8th August - Top 4 teams Qualify into Major 2
- Open Qualifier #1: 16-17th August - Top 2 teams Qualify into Major 2
- Open Qualifier #2: 23rd-24th August - Top 2 teams Qualify into Major 2
- Major 2: 28-29th August - Top 2 teams Qualify into Champs / Teams 3-6 Qualify into Major 3
- Open Qualifier #1: 6-7th September - Top 2 teams Qualify into Major 3
- Open Qualifier #2: 13-14th September - Top 2 teams Qualify into Major 3
- Major 3: 18-19th September - Top 4 teams Qualify into Champs
All the Open Qualifiers and Majors will feature best-of-three matches, except for the finals of the Majors which will be played as a best-of-five.
Last Chance Qualifier
The Last Chance Qualifier will be held on 1-3rd October, where up to 256 teams will fight for the last two spots to the NA Regional Championship, first divided into groups, then with the top eight playing a single-elimination bracket. This stage will be played with just best-of-three matches.
NA Regional Championship
Lastly, the NA Regional Championship will bring together all teams through the Majors and the LCQ, being assigned into seedings according to their final standings on their qualifying tournaments.
The championship will divide all teams into a best-of-three double-elimination bracket, while each of the Bracket Finals and the Grand Finals will feature best-of-five series, to decide the best teams in the North American region and the ones who will qualify to the first-ever Wild Rift World Championship.
NA Wild Rift Summoner Series: Prize pool
The Majors will have a prize pool of $5,000 for the top four teams of each tournament, divided as follows:
- 1st: $2,500
- 2nd: $1,000
- 3rd: $750
- 4th: $750
While the NA Regional Championship will feature a prize pool of $35,000, with each entrant winning a share of the purse just for arriving at this stage:
- 1st: $15,000
- 2nd: $7,500
- 3rd: $5,000
- 4th: $2,500
- 5th: $1,500
- 6th: $1,500
- 7th: $1,000
- 8th: $1,000
Registration for the Open Qualifiers of the First Circuit are now open through the Nerd Street platform. You can also find the full ruleset of the tournament by clicking this link.
The NA Wild Rift Summoner Series will be held from 26th July to November 2021. More info about broadcasts and how to watch will be added as soon as it’s announced.
Don't forget to check out more champion guides, as well as new updates through our Wild Rift dedicated section.