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The Wild Rift NA Season 1 Championship will take place at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, from April 29 to May 1, developer Riot Games announced Thursday. The event will be played on LAN and feature a live audience.

Wisdom Gaming have partnered with Riot Games to host the WNS Championship, which will see one North American team qualify for the Icons Global Championship 2022 and one qualify for the play-in. The Icons Global Championship 2022 will take place in Europe from June 12 to July 10. The winner will be crowned the best Wild Rift team in the world.

“It’s been incredible to watch the positive response from the NA Wild Rift community this season,” Jaycie Gluck, senior vice president of Wisdom Gaming, said in a statement. “Having the Regional Championships take place in person marks a first for the community and the esports community within the Twin Cities who will benefit greatly from this event and future events we plan to bring through our space within Mall of America.”

Eight teams will battle it out at the WNS Championship for the Icons spot and a share of the $80,000 prize pool. So far, only Immortals and Sentinels have qualified. Four more teams will be added at after the upcoming Major 3 on April 3-4.

“The competitive experience for our players within Season 1 has been thrilling to witness,” Chad Smeltz, the product lead for NA/OCE Wild Rift Esports at Riot Games, said. “We are confident that the WNS Season 1 Championship event will only amplify the success we’ve seen with the tournament and within the community.”

The Wild Rift NA Season 1 Championship will be free to attend, with seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tournaments itself will be held at the Huntington Bank Rotunda located on the second floor. For more information and tickets visit this link.

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