Riot Games announced its first international tournament, for League of Legends: Wild Rift, in Singapore this year. The Wild Rift Horizon Cup will kick off ahead of the 2021 season and will kick off on November 13, with the final on November 21, the first mobile esports tournament from Riot Games.
Eight regions from around the world have been competing in their regional tournaments to qualify for the Wild Rift Horizon Cup. The top 10 teams from the regional qualifiers will head to the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center to compete for the international title. Prizes and tournament format have yet to be announced.
“The Wild Rift Horizon Cup is the first of many steps we will take to show how committed we are to mobile fans around the world.” Leo Faria, the global head of Wild Rift Esports, said in a Press Release. “We are excited to share more about what we have prepared for the future of the sport later this year.”
An international tournament for Wild Rift It’s no surprise for Riot Games fans. Mobile games join the ranks of Valuable substance and League of Legends as an internationally competitive e-sport. League of Legends: Wild Rift launched across multiple regions this year and have shown that they are committed to esports.
League of Legends: Wild Rift is a version of League of Legends but built for consoles and mobile devices from the ground up. The game already features more than 70 iconic characters from League of Legends roster and promises to roll out two champions per month.