New details about the first Wild Rift international event

Riot Games have made the historic announcement of their first ever League of Legends: Wild Rift international event. They are calling it The Wild Rift: Horizon Cup and it will run from November 13th to the 21st at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore.

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The Horizon Cup

Riot Games are working with the Singapore Tourism Board to ensure that teams for all around the world are able to enter the country and attend this new event.

Details about the format, schedule, and schedule have yet to be announced by Riot. All of the qualifying regional events are still ongoing. We suspect that more details will be announced when most or all of the teams have been confirmed.

The regional events will be concluding soon. So, keep an eye on the teams that are qualifying, you don’t want to miss out on a new number one team in an esport.

The teams

Ten teams in total will be attending the event. We don’t have confirmation of all the specific teams that will be attending the event, but we do know the breakdown of the regions that will be fielding teams as well as the number of teams from that region that will be in attendance:

  • China will have two teams at the event. One will come from the LPL Qualifier and the second will come from the Spark Invitational. One team from this region has already qualified, Da Kun Gaming.
  • Southeast Asia will have two teams at the event. Both of these teams will qualify through the SEA Championship.
  • Europe will send one team to the event. They will qualify through the Origin Series.
  • North America will send one team to the event. They will qualify through the Summoner Series.
  • Korea will send one team to the event. They will qualify through their regional KR Qualifier. Their team has already qualified for the event, KT Rolster.
  • Japan will send one team to the event. They will qualify through the Japan Cup.
  • The LATAM region will send one team to the event. They will qualify through the Lolcito Salvaje Abierto.
  • Brazil will send one team to the event. They will qualify through the Wild Tour.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift is the mobile version of Riot Games mega-popular PC MOBA title, League of Legends. The game is still in beta at the moment, and it will be interesting to see what changes, if any, come from their first international event.

Since the game is in beta, all of the events that are taking place this year are still considered the preseason. Riot hope to put a firmer esports structure in place once the game fully releases in its 1.0 form. Right now, they are making the right decision by focusing their esports events in Asia. Mobile esports, and mobile gaming in general, are much more popular there than almost anywhere else. By keeping the international events there, they can grow their audience in a hospitable place.

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