It’s an all-Asian lineup tonight, as the next stage of the inaugural League of Legends: Wild Rift Horizon Cup gets underway in Singapore.
They were among the six (Team Da Kun and Team Thundertalk have already made it into the semis) teams that took part in the tournament, which featured the best of the best Wild Rift teams from across the world and is the game’s international esports debut.
They now head into the quarter-finals on Friday (19 November), where the competition will feature a best-of-five game.
The finals are slated for Sunday (21 November), and will feature a best-of-seven game.
The winning team will take home the lion’s share of the US$500,000 prize pool.
Despite it being the first ever global Wild Rift event – this tournament is not considered the first-ever Wild Rift World Championship.
Riot Games had earlier said the event is marked as an international pre-season with the first official World Championships for the Wild Rift expected next year.
Makes business sense – a report by the mobile analytic firm App Annie found that League of Legends: Wild Rift has surpassed US$150 million in consumer spending. Not bad, when you consider Wild Rift was only released in 2020.
Wondering where (and how) you can watch the knockout stages?
All the Horizon Cup action is being livestreamed on the official Wild Rift esports Twitch channel and the League of Legends: Wild Rift YouTube channel. The broadcast will start at 6pm SGT/8am GMT except for the finals, which will kick off at 8pm SGT/10am GMT on Sunday.
By Samantha Chan \ 19 November 2021