Calyx, a division of Hockwood Games announced its partnership with Riot Games MENA for Battle of the Rift, the first-ever League of Legends: Wild Rift tournament in the Middle East and North Africa. The partnership revolves around its focus to showcase the best regional talent.
Riot Games MENA brings the most-watched esports title in the world to Mobile with the launch of League of Legends: Wild Rift. Rapidly growing in popularity and with an established competitive scene set up by its predecessor, the game is set to become popular among the Mobile crowd who are passionate about MOBAs.
Battle of the Rift League 1 registrations started yesterday (25th June 2021), with the matches beginning from 15th of July 2021. The roadmap will span over 7 months and is split into 2 leagues, 2 cups, and a grand finals where we will see a team crowned as the winner. The two leagues will feature a prize pool of $20,000 each ($10,000 for each region), with the finals boasting a prize pool of $30,000. Participating countries will be split into 2 regions, GCC & Iraq (KSA, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Iraq) and Levant & North Africa (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya). Top 8 teams from each regional league will make it to the Battle of the Rift Finals. The 2 cups will further see another 4 teams qualifying, having a total of 20 teams competing in the Finals.
Riot Games said “Part of our mission in the region is to provide our players with multiple roadmaps that deliver on the Wild Rift experience. Battle of The Rift is just one of many products for this year and we are excited to see how our players will interact with it.”
Ishan Saksena, Chairman of Hockwood Games is committed to become an industry leader for the region. He said “Esports as an industry has seen unprecedented growth over the past decade. On a global stage the incredible growth of the field is obvious as it has quickly become one of the core pillars of the entertainment industry. With the quick rise of esports in the MENA region, we have every intention of being at the forefront of the development of its ecosystem in the region.”
To register for The Battle of the RIFT, click https://botrarabia.leagueoflegends.com/ar/register