Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021: The First International Tournament Announced
Riot Games has announced League of Legends: Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021, the first official international esports event for the mobile MOBA title. Riot Games clarified that the Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021 is an entirely different esports tournament than the promised Wild Rift World Championship 2021. The esports event will serve as the first step to a global esports event for Wild Rift and will feature 10 teams from different regions competing for the first international championship title. With support from the Singapore Tourism Board, the Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021 will be held in Singapore and will kick off on 21st Nov 2021.
Riot Games announces first-ever international esports event for Wild Rift
Since the initial launch of the mobile MOBA title, fans have been eagerly following the esports scene of Wild Rift. Regional championships have already begun across the globe with the promised Wild Rift World Championship on the horizon.
As a sort of warm up for the top-tier teams from each region, Riot Games announced Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021. The announcement came out of nowhere and surprised the fans when the international event was announced on 21st Sept 2021. The event will be held in Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre on 13th November and will last until 21st Nov 2021.
The participants for the Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021 will be selected from the ongoing regional qualifiers around the world. This means that the Chinese team Da Kun Gaming who won the Wild Rift Spark Invitational 2021 and KT Rolster who won the Wild Rift Champions Korea have already secured their slot and shall be participating in the esports event.
More details regarding the regional qualifier dates, prize pool, broadcast schedule, and format for the Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021 are yet to be revealed. Fans should keep an eye out for the official announcement in the coming few days.
Riot Games launched Wild Rift across regions earlier this year and is committed to building out their mobile MOBA title’s esports ecosystem.
“The Wild Rift Horizon Cup is the first of many steps we will take to show how committed we are to our mobile fans around the world. We are excited to share more of what we’ve been preparing for the future of the sport later this year” stated Leo Faria, Global Head of Wild Rift Esports.
It will be interesting to see which of the top-tier teams will rise above the rest in the upcoming Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021.