Riot Games recently announced the open qualifier for Wild Rift Wild Circuit Asia called Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022. Teams from three different regions of Asia can register for this tournament for a chance to go against the powerhouses of Asia. The Wild Circuit Asia tournament was invite-only before but will be open for all through qualifiers from the next season.
Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022: Tournament Format
The top four teams will then advance to the playoffs where they will fight in a single-elimination bracket. All the playoff matches will be held in a Best of 5 (Bo5) format.?
The Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022 will be held in two stages. The first stage will be the League Stage where all the teams will go against each other in a single round-robin format.
Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022: Participating teams
A total of 14 teams will participate in the Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022 tournament, including both qualified and invited teams. Each of the three regions will have its own qualifiers. The complete slot reservation for each region in the Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022 is described below:
A total of seven teams will play in the Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022 from the Southeast Asia region. Six teams will qualify directly from the Southeast Asia Open Qualifiers. Rex Regum Qeon (RRQ) will participate in this region as an invited team.
Five teams will participate in the Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022 from the Korea region. Two of the teams will directly qualify from the Korea Open Qualifier. Rolster Y (RY), Kwangdong Freecs (KDF), and Liiv SANDBOX (LSB) will take part in the tournament as invited teams.
Two teams will qualify from Japan for the Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022. Both of the teams will come from the Japan Open Qualifier. There will be no invited teams from this region.
Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022: Tournament schedule
- SEA: October 20th (Thursday) to 30th (Sunday)
- KR: October 20th (Thursday) to 23rd (Sunday)
- JP: October 27th (Thursday) to 30th (Sunday)
- Week 1: November 2 (water) to 6 (Sun)
- Week 2: November 9 (Water) to 13 (Sun)
- Week 3: November 16 (Water) to 20 (Sun)
- Week 4: November 23 (Water) to 27 (Sun)
- Semifinals: December 3 (Sat)
- Final & 3rd place match: December 4th (Sun)
Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022: Prize pool
The tournament features a massive prize pool of $70,000. The base prize money will be $1,500 per team. The prize money received per team will increase according to the match result.
Here is a detailed prize money distribution according to the match results:
- 2-0 winner: $400, loser: $0
- 2-1 winner: $250, loser: $150
- Champion: $6,600
- 2 people: $3,000
- 3 places: $2,000
- 4 places: $1,000
Teams interested in the regional open qualifiers can register for the tournament through the registration form. The last day to register is October 16th at 24:00 Japan time.
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