Everything You Need To Know About The WCS SEA Finals

by Bradley Tan
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After weeks of gruelling and intense competition, eleven professional League of Legends: Wild Rift teams across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Oceania will now continue their battle at the WILD RIFT CHAMPIONS SEA FINALS 2022. They’ll be competing for their spot to play with the best teams in the world at the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship later this year.

To put the cherry on top of that cake,  SEM9 was on an eleven game winning streak in the WCS MY/SG tournament, only losing one game in the group stage. SEM9 will eventually fight their way to the finals where they met and defeated RSG 4-1 in the finals.

Qualified

SEM9 Qualifies For The WCS SEA Finals

SEM9 has been on a monster streak this season. Not only did the team beat a formidable team in RSG at the WCS MY/SG tournament, but they will also be representing Malaysia at the 2021 SEA Games.  This gives SEM9 great momentum heading into WCS SEA Finals and we’re looking forward to seeing how far they’ll go in the tournament. 

Teams Qualified for WCS Final SEA

Teams Qualified for WCS SEA FINALS

    • MY/SG – SEM9
    • Masters Flash Wolves, ONE team
    • Indonesia – Persis Esports
    • Philippines – FENNEL Adversity, Rex Regum Qeon (RRQ)
    • Thailand – EVOS Esports, Buriram United Esports
    • Vietnam – Team Flash, Cerberus Esports
    • Oceania – Smash Logic Gaming 

Schedule

  • Play-ins: April 23 – 24
  • Playoffs: April 26 – 27, April 29 – May 1, May 6 – 7
  • Finals: May 8

Tournament Format 

The Top 4 teams will earn their spot to enter the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship, together with a combined prize pool of USD 200,000 (RM 846900).  

Play-ins

During the play-ins, five teams from the Wild Rift Champions SEA & Wild Rift Oceania Championships tournaments (1st runner ups from WCS Masters, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and the champion of Wild Rift Oceania Championships)  will play a single round-robin match. Each team will play against the other in a Best-of-3 format.

The top team will instantly move to the playoffs. However, the 2nd and 3rd placed teams will need to play each other in a best-of-five series to secure the remaining playoff spot.  

Playoffs

In the playoffs stage, the two teams who advanced from the play-ins will meet the six sub-regional champions of the Wild Rift Champions SEA.  The teams will then compete under a double-elimination format. 

The eight teams will be split into two pools of four teams.

The first pool consists of the sub-regional champions of WCS Masters, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The second pool will include the sub-regional champions of WCS Malaysia & Singapore, Indonesia along with the two qualified teams from the Play-ins stage. The teams from the same sub-regions cannot be drawn against each other.

The teams from the first pool drawn will play against teams from the second pool.

Second Chances

Winners of the first playoff matches will advance to the next round of the Upper Bracket while the defeated team will drop into the Lower Bracket. All matches will be played in a Best-of-5 format with the exception of the Lower Bracket Finals and Grand Finals, which will be played in a Best-of-7 format. 

If a team drops out of the Upper Bracket, they will then have another opportunity to make the finals, by winning their remaining matches in the Lower Bracket. 

The top four teams will represent the SEA region and compete in the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship taking place in Europe this summer!

Teams In Playoffs

  • SEM9 (MY/SG)
  • Team Flash (Vietnam)
  • RRQ (Philippines)
  • Buriram United Esports (Thailand)
  • Flash Wolves (Masters)
  • Persis Esports (Indonesia)

Teams In Play-ins

  • Cernberus Esports (Vietnam)
  • Fennel Adversity (Philippines)
  • EVOS Esports (Thailand)
  • ONE Team (Masters)
  • Smash Logic Gaming (Oceania)

How To Watch:

The WCS SEA Finals 2022 will be broadcast in English, Tagalog,  Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Thai.

The first game will start at 2PM GMT+8 on April 23, 2022.  The games will go LIVE on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube on Riot’s official channels as well as on its partner broadcast channels:

English: 

Tagalog

Bahasa Indonesia

Bahasa Malaysia

Mandarin

Vietnamese

Thai

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