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Da Kun Gaming declared the winner of the Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021

The team beat ThunderTalk Gaming in the All-China final

After an 8-day long exhilarating battle, the crowning Wild Rift event of 2021, Wild Rift Horizon Cup comes to an end today with Chinese giant Da Kun Gaming (DKG) emerging as the winner of the esports tournament, bagging a monstrous $100,000 prize money. The team defeats ThunderTalk Gaming by 4-2 in the All-China final.

The offline event started on November 13 and ended on the 21st. Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore hosted the top ten teams from 8 regions for the year finale event of Wild Rift.

Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021: Winner DKG’s journey to the trophy

10 teams divided into two groups faced off each other for the group stage play. Both the finalists confirmed the semi-finals by being the champions of each group. On the other hand, KT Rolster and SBTC Esports from Group A and Team Secret and Sengoku Gaming from Group B moved on to the quarterfinals.

DKG then beat Team Secret by 3-1 and ThunderTalk beat KT by a close 3-2. In the Bo7 grand finals, DKG picked up the first two rounds but the runner-up made a great comeback by winning the latter two. Thus, the scoreline stands at 2-2. DKG again won the fifth round and went close to the trophy. ThunderTalk did try to make a turnaround at the sixth match but lost again. And, the final scoreline became 4-2, and DKG confirmed their champion title.

Prize pool

The event featured a massive $500,000 prize pool. The share of each team is as follows. 

PositionTeamPrize money
ChampionDa Kun Gaming $100,000
Runner-up ThunderTalk Gaming$80,000
3rd-4thTeam Secret
KT Rolster
$60,000
5th-6thSBTC Esports
Sengoku Gaming
$40,000
7th-8thTSM
Team Queso
$30,000
9th-10thTribe Gaming
NAeBRO Gaming
$30,000

Final thoughts

Horizon Cup 2021 is the first international event of Wild Rift Esports. As per Riot’s claim, the next year will be more exciting and feature a wider roadmap. However, the just-concluded event sent a message to the fans that the upcoming tournaments will be more glamorous as the Horizon Cup fulfilled the fans’ expectations in every aspect.

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