Game editor Riot games announced that his first League of Legends: Savage Rift international tournament will be held in Singapore.
The Wild Rift Horizon Cup will start on November 13 and the finals will be on November 21. According to the press release, the matches will take place at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center.
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Initial plans for an international Wild Rift tournament were first revealed in May 2021, when the publisher provided an esports ecosystem update for all of their titles at a media event.
Following the initial announcement, Wild Rift launched various contests in a multitude of regions including SEA, Europe and LATAM. A total of 10 teams will compete in the Wild Rift Horizon Cup, with teams qualifying through regional competitions.
As of this writing, only two teams – Korean KT Rolster and Chinese Da Kun Gaming – have qualified for the event. The European Wild Rift Origin Series is set to end 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 to all regions earlier this year, and the demand we’ve seen for esports has been incredible. We’ve planned an international esports debut year round and we’re ready to show you what top professional play looks like in Wild Rift. Regional competitions have already started across the world and the year will end with a multi-regional event.
Wilf Rift’s SEA competition, which is currently underway, is the title’s most watched regional qualifier to date with Esports Charts recording peak audience of 21,280 during his play-in phase.
Specific details such as the event’s prize pool, broadcast schedule and format have yet to be revealed.
Esports Insider Says: Hosting the first international Wild Rift event in Singapore is a smart move given the popularity of mobile esports in Southeast Asia. It will be interesting to see how the event is marketed and how the offline mobile event will be presented.
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