Riot Games has announced the Empyrean Cup, the first official League of Legends open tournament that will rekindle the competitive spirit among players in the Philippines.
Taking place from mid-September to early November 2023, a total of 256 teams will kick off the tournament’s open qualifiers and battle their way to the finals on newly launched local League servers, in a bid to prove themselves as the best League teams in the region.
The Empyrean Cup is set to feature a total of 256 teams in a high-stakes competition, with two qualifying legs accommodating 128 teams each. The online qualifiers are scheduled for 16-17 September 2023 and 14-15 October 2023.
Registration for the first qualifier in September and the second qualifier in October will start on August 29, 2023, and September 22, 2023, respectively, on a first-come, first-served basis on this website.
During these qualifier weekends, the top four teams from each qualifier leg will battle to secure their spots in the Grand Finals, which is scheduled to be held offline at the Esports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) from November 3–5, 2023. The top four teams will then eke it out for a total prize pool of PHP 1 million.
Notably, this thrilling showdown will coincide with the Worlds 2023 Qualifiers, adding an extra layer of excitement to the League competitive scene.
“This is yet another milestone for us to celebrate, in cementing Riot’s commitment to hyper-serving our League community in the Philippines. Following our recent launch of local League servers, we’re thrilled to put these servers to the test by hosting our very next big competitive moment for players,” said Joel Guzman, Country Manager of Riot Games, Philippines.
“The Empyrean Cup will be one of many League tournaments that our players can expect in the near future, as we plan to reignite the League competitive scene here, to provide more paths for Filipino players to compete on the global stage.”
To find out more about the Empyrean Cup, visit the League of Legends PH facebook page.