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Wisdom Gaming, the emerging leader in esports entertainment, and Riot Games today announced the location of the WNS Season 1 Championship to take place at Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. After months of thrilling competition during Season 1 of the Wild Rift NA Series, the best of the best teams emerged for the chance to represent NA at the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship this summer. Announced at the start of the season, Wisdom Gaming was named the exclusive partner overseeing operations and broadcast on behalf of Riot Games for the NA Wild Rift Series Season 1 tournament.

“It’s been incredible to watch the positive response from the NA Wild Rift community this season,” said Jaycie Gluck, SVP of Wisdom Gaming. “Having the Regional Championships take place in person marks a first for the community and the esports community within the Twin Cities who will benefit greatly from this event and future events we plan to bring through our space within Mall of America. We’re looking forward to providing players and fans the ability to experience the excitement first-hand and are grateful for our continued partnership with Riot Games.”

The Regional Championships will see the top eight teams compete for a piece of the $80,000 prize pool and one team moving forward to represent North America at the Wild Rift Icons Global Championships. Teams including Immortals and Sentinels have already qualified for the event, with more teams qualifying during the third Major event this upcoming weekend. Tune in to to catch all the action this weekend and see who will win Major 3 of the Wild Rift North American Series.

“We are excited to partner with Wisdom Gaming to bring the WNS Season 1 Championship in-person at Mall of America,” said Chad Smeltz, Product Lead, Wild Rift Esports of NA/OCE, Riot Games. “The competitive experience for our players within Season 1 has been thrilling to witness. We are confident that the WNS Season 1 Championship event will only amplify the success we’ve seen with the tournament and within the community.”

Sponsors of the event include Coca-Cola and Verizon Wireless. Wild Rift NA fans attending in person will be treated to exciting fan experiences, with the main tournament being held at the Huntington Bank Rotunda located on the second floor. 

Wild Rift NA Regional Championships will take place April 29th through May 1st, with broadcasts beginning at Noon CDT each day. The event will be free with seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

For more information on WNS Regional Championship LAN and tickets, visit  and follow @wre_na for more information.

About Wisdom Gaming

Wisdom Gaming is an emerging leader in esports entertainment, building global communities across the gaming ecosystem. Wisdom Gaming offers turnkey creative and production services, tournament organization, and marketing strategy for brands and publishers passionate about establishing their legacy in esports and gaming. The company boasts a growing portfolio of esports organizations, including Torrent and Minnesota Varsity League (MNVL), that span professional, amateur, and scholastic levels of competition. Founded in 2019, the company is headquartered in Bloomington, MN where it maintains an office and gaming and esports venue, arena, and live broadcast studio. For more information about Wisdom Gaming and events, visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Riot Games

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.

As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles. Riot is also building the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, board games, and the upcoming animated series Arcane.

Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, and led by CEO Nicolo Laurent, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.

About Mall of America

At 5.6 million square feet, Mall of America is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America with more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; FlyOver America; Crayola Experience; The Escape Game; more. The Mall opened in 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

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