Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021

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Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021


Riot Games has announced its first-ever major tournament from Wild Rift. The Horizon Cup 2021 will be the global event featuring 10 teams from all regions such as China, South Korea, Vietnam, Spain, United States and much more. Although it is the first International Preseason event, it will not be considered as the Wild Rift world Championship event.

The top 10 teams qualified through the regional qualifiers that will be headed to the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre to fight for the first international title. The tournament will begin on November 13 with the Finals taking place on November 21.

QUALIFIED TEAMS

A total of 10 teams qualified through various regional qualifiers. Here is the list of teams competing in the Horizon cup 2021.

  • Brazil: [TSM] TSM
  • China: [DKG] Da Kun Gaming
  • China: [TT] Thunder Talk Gaming
  • EMEA: [TQ] Team Queso
  • Japan: [SG] Sengoku Gaming
  • Latin America: [EBG] eBRO Gaming
  • North America: [TG] Tribe Gaming
  • Southeast Asia: [SE] SBTC Esports
  • Southeast Asia: [TS] Team Secret
  • South Korea: [RY] Rolster Y

FORMAT

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Group Stage: Nov. 13-17

The 10 teams who have qualified through the Regional Qualifiers will be split into 2 groups of 5 teams each. In each group, the teams will play a single round-robin of best-of-three matches. The top 3 teams from each group will move onto the Knockout Stage.

Knockout Stage: Quarters (Nov 19), Semis (Nov 20), and Finals (Nov 21)

The 1st place teams from Groups A & B have earned a bye and will automatically advance to the Semis. The 2nd and 3rd place teams in each group will face off in a single best-of-5 against a team from the other group. The winners of the Quarterfinals round will move onto the Semis where they will compete in a best-of-5 against one of the Group A & B winners.

The Semifinals winners will head to the Finals in a best-of-7 round for the first international title.

The teams have been split into the two groups below:

Group A:

  • Brazil: [TSM] TSM
  • China: [DKG] Da Kun Gaming
  • North America: [TG] Tribe Gaming
  • Southeast Asia: [SE] SBTC Esports
  • South Korea: [RY] Rolster Y

Group B:

  • China: [TT] Thunder Talk Gaming
  • EMEA: [TQ] Team Queso
  • Japan: [SG] Sengoku Gaming
  • Latin America: [EBG] eBRO Gaming
  • Southeast Asia: [TS] Team Secret

Groups A and B were split based on the criteria below:

  • No 2 teams from the same country will begin in the same group
  • Maximize regional diversity and representation within each group

The Horizon Cup 2021 will be played in the 2.5 patch note and features a massive prize pool of $500,000 USD distributed among the teams and players

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