Group Secret, the European esports company most well understood for their star-studded Dota 2 department, has formally established a League of Legends: Wild Rift team, which is relatively comprised of gamers from the Philippines.

In December in 2015, James Santos (Hamezz) was revealed as the first player of Team Trick’s Wild Rift gamer team. While the complete roster has actually not been revealed, the group will be making their competitive debut in the League of Legends: Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series: Preseason.

The Icon Series is a 5 weekend-long regional competition including 7 location-specific competition circuits.

After preseason, players in the region have a possibility to complete in the Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series: Summertime season, an eight week-long competitors where any group might join to complete to be the very best in their area and go onto our pan-regional tournaments to compete to be the first local champs.

” The Southeast Asia Icon Series is our very first step to grow League of Legends: Wild Rift into a local esport deserving of our gamers’ passion and skills,” states Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Tran stated Riot Games desired their fans to feel pleased with the local skill who will represent the area in the Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series, which they are thrilled to introduce the first Wild Rift esports series with the list below local partners – Cyber Games Arena, ESL Asia, Mineski, One Up, Eliphant, and VNG.

” With them, we intend to showcase the quality of efficiency, level of imagination and large resilience of the groups who will shape the competitive scene across Southeast Asia. We hope that teams and fans alike will enjoy this customized experience of high-stakes Wild Rift competitors.”

The Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series: Preseason will start on February 26, and will feature three-day vacation tournaments in the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.

The full list of dates for each local competition is listed below:

The League of Legends: Wild Rift SEA Icon Series: Preseason will also feature appearances from skilled players and teams, including Team Secret and The Alliance, whose Dota 2 group won The International 2013.