Rift Rivals has already kicked off for the SEA, LJL and OPL leagues! The three regions are facing off in Sydney at the State Theater from July 2-5. Fans from last year’s Rift Rivals will recognize some of these teams, but we’re seeing some new faces.
From SEA, which just reformatted from the old GPL, we’re seeing Ascension Gaming, Kuala Lumpur Hunters and Mineski. We saw Ascension and Mineski play last year, but neither team did so hot, both going 0-2. With the reformatted league, we can possibly see them doing much better this year.
From LJL, PENTAGRAM, DetonatioN FocusMe and Unsold Stuff Gaming are all making a return from last year’s event. LJL ended up taking it all last year, going 3-1 in the finals against what is now SEA, so they’re definitely the region to look out for.
OPL is being represented by none other than the well-known Dire Wolves, as well as The Chiefs Esports Club and Legacy Esports. Dire Wolves and Legacy Esports both put up a fight last year, but ended up taking third in the tournament.
The group stage for these regions will be a best of 1 single round robin. Finals will be a best of 5 “blind relay,” which means the teams will be decided on the last day with no counter picks.
Monday, July 2
- DetonatioN FocusMe vs The Chiefs Esports Club, 3 a.m. ET
- Team Mineski vs Unsold Stuff Gaming, 4 a.m. ET
- Kuala Lumpur Hunters vs Dire Wolves, 5 a.m. ET
- PENTAGRAM vs The Chiefs Esports Club, 6 a.m. ET
- Ascension Gaming vs PENTAGRAM, 7 a.m. ET
Tuesday, July 3
- Unsold Stuff Gaming vs Legacy Esports, 3 a.m. ET
- The Chiefs Esports Club vs Kuala Lumpur Hunters, 4 a.m. ET
- Dire Wolves vs DetonatioN FocusMe, 5 a.m. ET
- PENTAGRAM vs Kuala Lumpur Hunters, 6 a.m. ET
- Dire Wolves vs Ascension Gaming, 7 a.m. ET
Wednesday, July 4
- Kuala Lumpur Hunters vs DetonatioN FocusMe, 3 a.m. ET
- The Chiefs Esports Club vs Ascension Gaming, 4 a.m. ET
- Legacy Esports vs Team Mineski, 5 a.m. ET
- Ascension Gaming vs DetonatioN FocusMe, 6 a.m. ET
- PENTAGRAM vs Dire Wolves, 7 a.m. ET
- Team Mineski vs Dire Wolves, 3 a.m. ET
- Legacy Esports vs Ascension Gaming, 4 a.m. ET
- Kuala Lumpur Hunters vs The Chiefs Esports Club, 5 a.m. ET
- Team Mineski vs The Chiefs Esports Club, 6 a.m. ET