Yesterday in Brazil the Chiefs Esports Club began their campaign towards the League of Legends World Championship. But before they get there they will have to prove themselves at the International Wildcard Qualifiers (IWCQ) against the seven other hungry teams who are each domestic champions. As of now, no team from the Oceanic region has ever qualified for the World Championships. The Chiefs now have a chance to make esports history if they can place in the top two at this tournament stamping their ticket to Worlds.
In order of qualification, the teams competing are:
- INTZ e-Sports representing Brazil
- Kaos Latin Gamers representing Latin America North
- Rampage representing Japan
- Dark Passage representing Turkey
- The Chiefs eSports Club representing Oceania
- Albus NoX Luna representing the Commonwealth of Independent States
- Saigon Jokers representing South-East Asia
- Lyon Gaming representing Latin America South
With competitive roots similar to our own, teams that won their local leagues in Brazil, Japan, Turkey, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), South-East Asia, as well as Latin America North and South (often abbreviated to LAN and LAS respectively) will be represented at the International Wildcard Qualifiers.