Da Kun Gaming was crowned winners of the League of Legends: Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021 over the weekend, taking down compatriots ThunderTalk Gaming in an intense final on Sunday to win 4-2.
DKG will walk away with US$100,000 of the US$500,000 prize pool.
They and ThunderTalk were the two sole representatives from China in the ten-team event.
Both teams outperformed through the event – topping their respective groups without losing a single game.
DKG faced (and took down) Team Secret in the semi-final while ThunderTalk swept into the finals after a 3-2 victory over South Korea’s KT Rolster.
Unlike the rest of the competition which featured a best-of-five game, the finals featured a best-of-seven game. DKG took the first two games but ThunderTalk bounced back to take the next two. Nerves prevailed though and DKG eventually took the last two matches to win the finals 4-
The Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021 is the first ever global esports event for the mobile game. Riot Games had earlier said they will unveil a wider esports plan next year.
In the meantime, Riot said the 12th League of Legends World Championship will take place in-person in 2022 in San Francisco. The tour will include New York, Toronto and Mexico City. This year’s event took place in Reykavik, Iceland and the top team took home nearly US$500,000 in prize money.
By Samantha Chan \ 11:15am, 22 November 2021