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League of Legends: Wild Rift developer Riot Games has finally unveiled more details about the upcoming Wild Rift Horizon Cup in Singapore, announcing on Wednesday (27 October) that the tournament will feature 10 of the best teams from around the world competing for their cut of a US$500,000 prize pool.
Riot first announced the Horizon Cup back in September, revealing that the tournament will serve as Wild Rift's international esports debut and will be held from 13 to 21 November at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The 10 participating teams in the Horizon Cup will be coming from Southeast Asia, China, South Korea, Japan, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), North America, Latin America, and Brazil.
SBTC Esports from Vietnam and Team Secret from the Philippines will represent Southeast Asia, Da Kun Gaming and ThunderTalk Gaming will represent China, Rolster Y will represent South Korea, Sengoku Gaming will represent Japan, Team Queso from Spain will represent EMEA, Tribe Gaming NA will represent North America, eBro Gaming from Argentina will represent Latin America, while TSM will represent Brazil.
The Horizon Cup will begin with a Group Stage from 13 to 17 November followed by the main Knockout Stage from 19 to 21 November.
The Group Stage will see the 10 teams split into two groups of five teams each, with the teams playing in a single round robin of best-of-three matches. The top three teams from group will advance to the single-elimination Knockout Stage while the bottom two will be eliminated early.
The top team of each group will automatically advance to the semi-finals of the Knockout Stage while each group's second and third-placed teams will start in the first round of the main event. All matches in the Knockout Stage will be a best-of-five except for the Grand Finals, which will be a full best-of-seven series.
Here are the groupings for the Horizon Cup Group Stage:
Da Kun Gaming (China)
Tribe Gaming (North America)
SBTC Esports (Southeast Asia)
Rolster Y (South Korea)
Thunder Talk Gaming (China)
Team Queso (EMEA)
Sengoku Gaming (Japan)
eBRO Gaming (Latin America)
Team Secret (Southeast Asia)
The Wild Rift Horizon Cup will be the fourth major esports event to be hosted in Singapore this year. The republic previously hosted the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M2 World Championship in January, the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major from late March to early April, and the 2021 Free Fire World Series in May.