Riot Games MENA and their partner Intel have announced the return of the long awaited and anticipated Intel Arabian Cup (IAC). In 2020, Riot and Intel both committed to help shape the gaming industry and develop the talent around its most popular title League of Legends, and in 2021, they are doubling down on this commitment by making IAC 2021 bigger and better for all the players.
Ali Muslumanoglu, MENA General Manager at Riot Games said “After IAC 2020, we sat down with our players, partners and communities and discussed ways to bring them a better IAC in 2021. We took everyone’s feedback into consideration and decided to make this year bigger and better as part of our commitment to our League players. We want to ensure that everyone can relate to the tournament and have equal chances to grow.”
In 2021, IAC will have two divisions that will run in parallel across 3 seasons: the Champions League, and the Country Qualifiers that lead up to the Competitors League. The Country Qualifiers follow the same format as IAC 2020, where 14 countries – the recent addition to the eligible countries being Libya – will have their individual tournaments that will allow the top teams to advance to the Competitors League.
In the Champions League, we will see the return of last year’s top 8 teams, with the defending champion Anubis Gaming facing power houses such as EGZ, Fox Gaming, Galaxy Racers and more. The teams will need to maintain and protect their positions in the League against the top teams from the Competitors League and earn points on the leaderboard that will qualify them to reach the IAC Grand Finals.
The Grand Finals will see the ultimate 8 teams with the highest points across all divisions battle
it out for the ultimate title of IAC 2021 champions.
Registrations are now open and more information can be found on: