Partnership furthers Wisdom’s efforts in creating compelling mobile gaming and Wild Rift tournaments
Wisdom is proud to announce their partnership with Nerd Street Gamers and Riot Games to produce the Wild Rift: Summoner Series, the first-ever official Wild Rift esports event for the North American (NA) region. These events will culminate in the NA Regional Championship, which will qualify a representative from the region for the previously announced Wild Rift world championship taking place later in 2021.
The format features three circuits of qualifying and major events, with the schedule as follows:
2021 WILD RIFT: SUMMONER SERIES | Schedule
- Qualifier 1: July 26-27: Top 4 qualify into Major 1
- Qualifier 2: Aug. 2-3: Top 4 qualify into Major 1
- Major 1: Aug. 7-8 – Top 4 qualify into Major 2
- Qualifier 1: Aug. 16-17 – Top 2 qualify into Major 2
- Qualifier 2: Aug. 23-24 – Top 2 qualify into Major 2
- Major 2: Aug. 28-29 – Top 2 qualify into NA Regional Championship; 3-6 place qualify for Major 3
- Qualifier 1: Sept. 6-7 – Top 2 qualify into Major 3
- Qualifier 2: Sept. 13-14 – Top 2 qualify into Major 3
- Major 3: Sept. 18-19 – Top 4 qualify into NA Regional Championship
Last Chance Qualifier: Oct. 1-3 – Top 2 qualify for NA Regional Championship
NA Regional Championship: Oct. (Dates TBD)
Players can register to compete in the tournament here. Future details on event dates, times, and broadcast locations can be found on the Giant Slayer Wild Rift and Nerd Street Gamers social channels as they become available.
“As big Riot fans, we are honored to be a part of building the Wild Rift esports community,” said Wisdom CEO Mike Zweigbaum. “Since producing the European-focused Battle for the Rift event in May, we’ve been hungry to create more Wild Rift content. This partnership not only sets the stage for us to do just that, but also presents a great opportunity to work with Nerd Street. We’ve been cheered on our neighbors to the northeast for ages, and we’re excited to collaborate with them on such a big project. We both love Wild Rift and hope to foster this growing scene.”
“As Nerd Street continues to grow, our key goals remain the same—expand our offerings to reach new audiences, and grow deeper partnerships with publishers,” said Stephen Csikos, Vice President of Esports Operations at Nerd Street. “The opportunity to work alongside Riot to help structure and create their mobile esports program for Wild Rift in NA is an important step for us as it allows both companies to grow the mobile space within North America. Nerd Street is dedicated to being a reliable partner across multi-verticals for publishers, and we believe that expanding into mobile esports will help further increase awareness and drive participation among a wide, more diverse consumer base.”
Wisdom Gaming is an emerging leader in esports production specializing in content creation, tournament organization, design, and strategic brand activation. From concept to completion, Wisdom’s diverse team of experienced esports minds offer turnkey creative and production services, tournament organization capabilities, and marketing strategy for brands and publishers passionate about establishing their legacy in esport and gaming.
About Nerd Street Gamers
Nerd Street Gamers (Nerd Street) is a national network of esports facilities and events dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers. The company promotes greater access to the esports industry, laying a national framework for esports talent development and high-quality gaming tournaments. Through Localhost, its gaming and esports centers across the country, the company provides opportunities for gamers of all ages and skill levels to participate in esports tournaments, camps, team training, private events like birthday parties, and hourly play for a wide variety of video games. Nerd Street has received backing from Five Below, Comcast Spectacor, SeventySix Capital, Elevate Ventures, angel investor George Miller, and Founders Fund.
For more information, follow @nerdstreet and nerdstreet.com.
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Nicole Du Cane
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Brownstein Group on behalf of
Nerd Street Gamers