Game publisher Riot Games has announced that its inaugural League of Legends: Wild Rift international tournament will be held in Singapore.
The Wild Rift Horizon Cup will commence on November 13th, with the finals taking place on November 21st. According to the release, the matches will take place at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Initial plans regarding a Wild Rift international tournament were first teased in May 2021, when the publisher provided an esports ecosystem update for all its titles at a media event.
Following the initial announcement, Wild Rift has launched various competitions across a multitude of regions including SEA, Europe, and LATAM. In total, 10 teams will compete in the Wild Rift Horizon Cup, with teams qualifying through the regional competitions.
As of this writing only two teams — Korea’s KT Rolster and China’s Da Kun Gaming — have qualified for the event. Europe’s Wild Rift Origin Series is expected to conclude later this month, with the Origin Series Championship set to take place offline in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Joanne Kang, Riot Communications Specialist wrote in an official announcement: “Wild Rift was introduced across regions earlier this year, and the demand we’ve seen for esports has been incredible. We’ve been planning an international esports debut all year and we’re ready to show you what top tier pro play looks like in Wild Rift. Regional competitions have already begun around the world, and the year will finish off with a multi-region event.”
Wilf Rift’s SEA competition, which is currently ongoing, is the title’s highest viewed regional qualifier so far with Esports Charts recording a peak viewership of 21,280 during its Play-in stage.
Specific details such as the event’s prize pool, broadcast schedule, and format have yet to be revealed.
Esports Insider says: Having Wild Rift’s first international event in Singapore is a smart choice given the popularity of mobile esports in Southeast Asia. It’ll be interesting to see how the event is marketed and how the offline mobile event will be presented.