Riot Games introduces two new competitions for women in Brazil

Riot Games, a publisher of video games, has launched two new esports competitions in Brazil that are only open to female teams.

The Ignis Cup will feature female League of Legends teams beginning in October. Teams from the Wild Rift can compete in the Wild Circuit: Game Changers in the meanwhile. The total prize fund for both tournaments will be R$110,000 (£18,735).

Riot Games introduces two new competitions for women in Brazil
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Santander Bank and Heineken 0.0, a non-alcoholic beer brand, will sponsor the Ignis Cup. Additionally, both companies support the Brazilian League of Legends Championship (CBLOL). Contrarily, Coca-Cola and Motorola are the only two exclusive sponsors for Wild Circuit: Game Changers.

Carlos Antunes, Head of Esports at Riot Games Brazil, said, “These new championships are part of our aim to introduce competitions and formats to boost the women’s sector. “With these initiatives, we aim to open the door for a movement that includes women who wish to compete in esports on the sports side of the industry.”

Gamers Club, a Latin American esports platform owned by Immortals, will manage the qualifiers for both competitions. The finals will be broadcast live in Riot Games’ So Paulo studios.

As a result of the collaboration with Gamers Club, competition qualifications will be streamed on the channel of the platform on Twitch. However, one of the two Wild Circuit: Game Changers stages will be accessible via Ravena Dutra’s Twitch channel, one of Riot’s authorised Wild Rift commentators.

Following qualifying rounds, Riot Games’ CBLOL and Wild Tour Brasil official channels will broadcast the Ignis Cup and Wild Circuit playoffs, respectively.

Gamers Club has also proactively organised programmes encouraging diversity in esports. Riot Games has been actively nurturing the women’s esports scene with the Game Changers programme since 2021 in VALORANT.

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