Riot Games is heavily investing in League of Legends: Wild Rift esports to build a sustainable industry in the long run. Riot recently announced their first ever global event for Wild Rift called as Horizon Cup and has now revealed further details regarding this tournament.
The initial announcement only revealed name and location of this tournament but other details were segregated in various reports. Riot Games recently released a video on their Wild Rift YouTube channel and gave an overview on this tournament.
Riot Games is hosting Wild Rift Horizon Cup in Singapore at the Suntec Centre. The tournament will begin on 13th November and teams from multiple regions will be participating in this tournament.
A total of ten teams will be qualifying for this event. Currently, Wild Rift esports is hosting several regional tournaments and top seeds from these events will ultimately qualify for the Horizon Cup.
The seeding from these tournaments will be as follows:
- China – Top Two teams
- SEA – Top Two Teams
- Brazil – Winners
- Korea – Winners
- Japan – Winners
- NA – Winners
- EMEA – Winners
- LATAM – Winners
The Wild Rift Esports Head clarified yet again that this tournament is not Wild Rift World Championship but is one of the events on the pathway to official esports season. The first competitive season will be held next year and World Championship will be hosted accordingly.
Horizon Cup has a massive prize pool of $500,000 and the competition will be very high with a large sum at stake. Viewers can enjoy this tournament by tuning in to the official Wild Rift YouTube channel from 13th November.