On October 3rd, the Southeast Asia (SEA) Championship grand finals will be held. Riot has hinted that the opening ceremony will feature a performance by the popular South Korean girl band Aespa.
Aespa scheduled to perform at SEA Championship finals
Founded by SM Entertainment, a Seoul-based entertainment firm, Aespa is a South Korean girl band, comprising of four members – Karina, Giselle, Winter and Ningning. The band debuted at the end of 2020 and is presently reigning supreme on the global music charts with their recent single Next Level, the track that the group will perform at the opening ceremony of the finals of Wild Rift.
Here are a few words from aespa. 5 days until their appearance at the SEA Champs Finals Opening Ceremony happening on the 3rd of October!#UnleashGreatness #WildRift #ESLMobile #IconSeries pic.twitter.com/V7kD23ukHU
— ESL Asia (@ESL_Asia) September 28, 2021
Over the past two years, Riot has quickly ramped up to be more than just a video games company. We have been increasingly active in the music space, with our virtual bands K/DA and Pentakill both releasing new EPs over the past year. Esports fans are no stranger to our music efforts either, with MNL48 opening the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Summer Super Cup earlier this June. We are now thrilled to announce Aespa’s showcase for the Wild Rift SEA Championship Grand Finals and we hope to continue delighting fans across the region with the highest quality of entertainment
said G. Justin Hulog, General Manager of Riot Games Southeast and Taiwan.
Broadcasting details of the SEA Championship Wild Rift finals
In the grand finals, eight teams will compete for the title of champion. The finals will be aired in English, Tagalog, Indonesian Bahasa, Malaysian Bahasa, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Thai, and Cantonese, among other languages. The first match will begin at 1:00 p.m. SGT or 10:30 AM IST, with broadcasts beginning at 12:30 p.m. SGT. The matches will also be broadcast live on Riot SEA’s official Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube channels, as well as the official partners’ broadcast platforms.
The final stage of SEA Champs is starting tomorrow! Take a look at the brackets and schedules.
— ESL Asia (@ESL_Asia) September 29, 2021