Riot Games has announced the broadcast talent line-up for the Wild Rift: Origin Series Championship taking place between September 24th and 26th 2021.
The event will see some of the best Wild Rift players EMEA/MENA battle it out in Stockholm for the chance to be crowned the Wild Rift: Origin Series champions, as well as taking home the lion’s share of €150,000.
Casters include existing Wild Rift talent, Brits Excoundrel, Deman and Tridd, who are now joined by Viperoon and Carmeline – a pair who have cast several other tournaments in the UK scene in recent years.
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The news comes as UK esports organisation Rix.GG announces the signing of No Team No Talent to its new Wild Rift roster.
This roster will be playing in the finals and includes the following players, featuring UK mid-laner and former Heroes of the Storm pro player Snitch.
The roster is as follows:
- Leon ‘L3on’ Pham – Baron Laner
- Arthur ‘Doom’ Parsin – Jungler
- Joshua ‘Snitch’ Bennett – Mid Laner
- Luis ‘Friend’ Cepeda – Dragon Laner
- Ryan ‘Clue’ Maaroufi – Support
- Weihong ‘Elegy’ Cheng – Substitute Player
Prior to joining Rix.GG, the team scored first place in a number of competitions including Wild Rift Origin Series June, Wild Rift Origin Series July, Lyone – Sport 2021 and RiftZone. The team will be managed by Zack Chandler, head of esports and Wild Rift team manager.
Zack said: “Wild Rift is a game I spent months being excited about the release. Now working with the best team in the world under Rix.GG, I’m certain they can continue to leave their mark on the esport title.”
You can watch the Origin Series finals at www.twitch.tv/originseries_en or www.youtube.com/wildrift from September 24th to 26th 2021
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.