Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021: Overview, Teams, Schedule, Stream. League of Legends Wild Rift will celebrate one year of its release on 27th October. Since its introduction, the game has attracted a lot of attention and gained traction among the massive number of mobile users who wished to experience the League of Legends gameplay on their smartphones. The esports scene of Wild Rift has also grown to become a big thing with famous organizations like T1, KT Rolster, RNG, FunPlus Phoenix, Cloud 9, TSM, etc introducing their teams to compete in the game.
There have been eight major regions where esports tournaments have been conducted and ten teams from these regions have qualified for the first major Wild Rift tournament at the international stage which is the Horizon Cup 2021. Let us look at what we know about this tournament so far.
The Wild Rift Horizon Cup is the first international tournament for the game but it is not the first Wild Rift World Championship. The developers intend to start a planned esports season for the Wild Rift (as it is with League of Legends PC) from next year. The Horizon Cup can thus be treated as a pre-season tournament at the international level.
The total prize pool of the tournament is $500,000 and it will be held at the Suntec Singapore Exhibition and Convention Center. It will be an offline tournament that will be conducted from 13th November to 21st November 2021.
Ten teams have qualified from the eight regions where Wild Rift esports tournaments have been held since the beginning of 2021. The regions and the qualifying teams are:
- China: The Chinese region has two teams that will go forward to represent them in the Horizon Cup. Two tournaments were held to select these teams. Da Kun Gaming qualified by winning the Spark Invitational while ThunderTalk Gaming qualified by winning the LPL qualifiers.
- Southeast Asia: The southeast Asian region also has two teams that will go to the Horizon Cup. The two finalists who fought in the finals of the SEA Championship, i.e. SBTC Esports and Team Secret were the ones who qualified from this region.
- Europe: One team qualified from Europe to represent the region in the Horizon Cup. It was Team Quesso who won the Origin Series and got this opportunity.
- North America: Teams from the USA and Canada fought in the Summoner Series for the spot to represent the region in this Horizon Cup. Tribe Gaming NA were the winners and advanced into this tournament.
- Korea: Korea has always been a hotspot for esports, especially in the League of Legends scene. KT Rolster won the Wild Rift Champions Korea tournament and booked their place in the Horizon Cup 2021.
- Japan: Sengoku Gaming won the Japan Cup and qualified for the Horizon Cup to represent their region.
- Brazil: Wild Rift has also been very popular in Brazil. Thus the winners of the Wild Tour tournament advanced for the Horizon Cup. This opportunity was grabbed by TSM.
- Latin America: Apart from Brazil, Wild Rift teams from other Latin American countries also got a chance to fight for a spot in the Horizon Cup. The Locito Salvaje Abierto tournament was conducted and eBRO Gaming, the winners, moved forward.
Apart from the dates for the Horizon Cup 2021 which is between 13th to 21st November, no additional information about the tournament schedule has been provided. The Wild Rift developers have said that they will provide more details later.
Like all other League of Legends and Wild Rift tournaments, it is expected that the Horizon Cup will be streamed live on YouTube. These are the details that we know about the Horizon Cup 2021 currently. Stay tuned for more additional information.