Wild Rift: Horizon Cup Event Primer

2021-10-27

All you need to know about the first Wild Rift international showdown

WILD RIFT: HORIZON CUP EVENT PRIMER
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FIRST WILD RIFT INTERNATIONAL SHOWDOWN
It’s been a minute since the introduction of the Wild Rift Horizon Cup, and now there’s more info to share! The 10 best teams around the world will come together to compete for the first international title (and a share of the $500K prize pool!) in Singapore from Nov. 13 - 21. Read on to get the full scoop including the qualified teams, tournament format, groups selection, broadcast schedule, and free in-game items!
QUALIFIED TEAMS


Look out for Wild Rift’s next icons:

  • 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
Here’s how the teams will advance through the tournament:

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!
GROUPS
The qualified 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

BROADCAST SCHEDULE


Here are the start times for each stage of matches:

  • Groups: Nov 13 - 17 | 2AM PST | 6PM GMT +8
  • Quarters: Nov 19 | 2AM PST | 6PM GMT +8
  • Semis: Nov 20 | 2AM PST | 6PM GMT +8
  • Finals: Nov 21 | 4AM PST | 8PM GMT +8
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