Updated (September 27): Added results

Which is the strongest Wild Rift team in the Land of the Rising Sun right now?

The Wild Rift Japan Cup will bring together the best mobile MOBA players on one stage to determine the country’s representatives for the upcoming Wild Rift World Championship.


What is the Wild Rift Japan Cup 2021?

League of Legends: Wild Rift Japan Cup 2021
Credit: Riot Games Japan

The Wild Rift Japan Cup 2021 is a regional qualifier that will determine the team that will advance to this year’s League of Legends: Wild Rift World Championship.


Wild Rift Japan Cup 2021 schedule and results

League of Legends: Wild Rift, Ziggs
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The main competition will run from September 11 to September 26.

Before that, Japan Cup will run its July, August, and Last Chance stages.

September 11

GROUP STAGE
TEAMS
RESULTSTEAMS
Killer Gaming2 — 1SCARZ
elDiveGaming2 — 0FIRST Gaming
Killer Gaming0 — 2elDiveGaming

September 12

GROUP STAGE
TEAMS
RESULTSTEAMS
Donuts USG0 — 2Sengoku Gaming
Naminori Boost0 — 2DetonatioN Gaming
Donuts USG2 — 0Naminori Boost

September 18

GROUP STAGE
TEAMS
RESULTSTEAMS
SCARZ 2 — 0FIRST Gaming
SCARZ1 — 2elDiveGaming
Killer Gaming2 — 0FIRST Gaming

September 19

GROUP STAGE
TEAMS
RESULTSTEAMS
Sengoku Gaming 2 — 0DetonatioN Gaming
Sengoku Gaming2 — 0Naminori Boost
Donuts USG2 — 0DetonatioN Gaming

September 25

SEMIFINALS
TEAMS
RESULTSTEAMS
elDiveGaming0 — 2Donuts USG
Sengoku Gaming2 — 0Killer Gaming

September 26

SEMIFINALS
TEAMS
RESULTSTEAMS
Donuts USG1 — 3Sengoku Gaming

Format of the Wild Rift Japan Cup 2021

Wild Rift ban system, Wild Rift Irelia Riven
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The Japan Cup 2021 will feature two stages, the Group Stage and the Knockout Stage.

The Group Stage will be held in a single round-robin format, with all matches played in best-of-threes.

The competition will get tougher at the Knockout Stage, which will be played in a single-elimination format.

All Semifinal matches will be best-of-threes, while the Grand Final will be played in a best-of-five.



Every team competing in the Wild Rift Japan Cup 2021

League of Legends: Wild Rift, Killer Gaming, Japan Cup 2021
Credit: Riot Games Japan

Winning teams from the stages will automatically be qualified to compete at the Japan Cup’s main event.

Two teams will qualify from the July and August stage, and the remaining four teams will enter through the Last Chance stage.

Here are the qualified teams for the Japan Cup main event:

  • Killer Gaming
  • Donuts USG
  • Sengoku Gaming
  • SCARZ
  • elDiveGaming
  • Naminori Boost
  • FIRST Gaming
  • DetonatioN Gaming

Wild Rift Japan Cup 2021 prize pool

League of Legends: Wild Rift, Ashe
Credit: Riot Games

This Japan-based Wild Rift tournament will offer a US$60,000 prize pool.

The winning team will get the lion’s share of US$36,000, and will advance to the Wild Rift World Championship to represent the Japanese region.


Where to watch the Wild Rift Japan Cup 2021?

League of Legends: Wild Rift Japan Cup 2021, Shohei Taguchi, Eclair
Credit: Riot Games Japan

You can watch the Japan Cup 2021 at Riot Games Japan’s official Twitch channels.

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