The grand final was a thrilling best-of-seven against fellow countrymen, ThunderTalk Gaming but it never looked like the latter had a chance, with DKG proving they had TTG's number even though both teams had never met before. While DKG has shown that they are a force to be reckoned with, things do look promising for TTG - being a relatively new team, second place at the world championship is no joke. Well played to feibai, Chris, Z, Azure and S12K for coming this far. Both of these teams will be favourites heading into the next season of competitive Wild Rift, so keep an eye out for them in the Chinese scene.
DKG won the grand final with a 4-2 score and their support player, Emo (not to be confused with Invictus Gaming's player "?") won the player of the series award for his fantastic gameplay. He knew where to be at exactly the right time. The team walked away from the tournament $100,000 richer, and title of "best in the world". With the Horizon Cup concluded, we can't wait to see what's in store for us next. Make sure you stay tuned to eGG Network for all the latest news and updates on Wild Rift esports!
A night of awards for game developers and performances from some of your favourite artists in the region. It's going to be an event to remember!
Date and Time: 19 November, 8 PM
A conclusion to our 5th Anniversary celebrations, this Rocket League Charity Showmatch will be used to raise funds for Rumah Kanak-Kanak (RKK) Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. There will be tons of prizes we'll be giving out throughout the event, so make sure you tune in!
Date and Time: 20 November, 12 PM
We're down to the final 6 teams this weekend to decide who will win the Horizon Cup. Will it be China's DKG or TTG? What about SEA's SBTC and Secret? Or will it be Korea's Rolster Y or Japan's Sengoku Gaming? Only one way to find out. All you need to know.
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The Free Fire Asia Championship 2021 is finally here! Starting this weekend will be the play-ins, where the two groups of 12 teams will be fighting for a spot at the grand finals. The top two from each group and the best 3rd placed team will qualify for the finals the following week. Let's go Malaysia!
Date and Time: 20-21 November, 6 PM
Red Bull's Mobile Esports Open's regional finals will take place this weekend, so if you've been itching for some PUBG Mobile action, you won't want to miss out!
Date and Time: 21 November, 2 PM
Top Clans is back to close out the year with the Winter Stage! Starting off the event will be Naraka: Bladepoint.
Date and Time: 24-28 November, 1 PM
Which will be the best college/university Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team in Malaysia?
Date and Time: 20-21 November, 10 AM
Where to Watch: Facebook
Arcane continues this weekend with Act Three. Don't forget to join our Nixie Device giveaway!
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Where to Watch: Netflix
Date and Time: 21 November, 10 AM
Another chance to catch Major winners, Na'Vi in action! Can they repeat their previous victory? More info.
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The past week has been pretty exciting for Wild Rift fans, with the group stage of the Horizon Cup playing out. Turns out eastern teams are pretty good at the game! Then again, we did get access to the game before the west. We've got some good news - SEA representatives, SBTC Esports and Team Secret have made it through groups and bad news - they'll be eliminating each other in the quarterfinals this weekend. If either team had won or lost an additional match in the group stage, this could have all been avoided but alas, we'll be getting a rematch of the Wild Rift SEA Championship.
The other teams that made it through are Da Kun Gaming and ThunderTalk Gaming from China - they haven't lost a single series yet, which puts them as favourites to win the whole tournament. With China winning Worlds this year, can they repeat the success of their countrymen at this event? Making it to the other half of the bracket are Japan's Sengoku Gaming and Korea's Rolster Y. Sengoku was pretty shaky, going 2-2 (5-5) in groups, while KT Rolster had a better 3-1 (7-3) record.
With the playoffs being single-elimination best-of-five until the grand finals, anything can happen, and we're excited to watch it all unfold. Catch the action live on eGG Network TV, Twitch, Facebook or YouTube, from 19-21 November, 6 PM (GMT+8) onwards. Stay tuned to eGG Network for more news and updates.
We've crowned the best Dota 2, League of Legends, and CS:GO teams this year, and now it's time to find out who the best Wild Rift team in the world is. If you've been looking forward to seeing all the top Wild Rift teams globally go head to head against each other, you won't have to wait for long. The Horizon Cup is about to kick off this Saturday and this is the first time we'll get to see how each region stacks up against each other.
From China, we have Da Kun Gaming and ThunderTalk Gaming, with the former qualifying through the Spark Invitational 2021 through a 4-1 victory over Team For Champion, while the latter went through the gruelling 2022 LPL Qualifiers. Both teams look good and are from a strong region, so they'll be the ones to look out for at the event. KT Rolster came from Wild Rift Champions Korea where they went undefeated (7-0) in the playoffs, another scary team to look out for.
The SEA representatives, SBTC Esports (Vn) and Team Secret (Ph) emerged from the bloodbath that was the highly competitive SEA Championship. Both teams are looking strong and have the pride of our region on their backs - make sure you give them all your support!
Team Queso are from Wild Rift Origin Series, the EMEA regional circuit, and have been doing well in their region, snagging a lot of 1st and 2nd place spots in tournaments they've been competing in. Tribe Gaming NA are from North America, one of the last regions to receive the game so it'll be interesting to see if they have caught up to the rest of the world or if they will be leading the charge with a new perspective. The team only dropped a single game on their run to the grand finals and have won 12 of the last 17 tournaments they entered. TSM, a staple of the LoL scene that almost made it to Worlds this year, will be making their international debut at this event.
Sengoku Gaming has been dominating Japan for some time and will look to repeat that achievement at the Horizon Cup. eBRO Gaming look like the underdog of the tournament. Prior to Lolcito Salvaje Abierto, the team has struggled to win any prize money, so placing well at this event will be the biggest achievement they can accomplish.
In addition to the countless streams in various languages that will be broadcasting the Horizon Cup, you can catch all the action live on eGG Network TV, starting this Saturday (13 November) at 6 PM. Wild Rift Esports Facebook Page, Official Site, Liquipedia.
With the end of the year in sight (can you believe that it's already November next week?) it's almost time for the biggest Wild Rift tournament for 2021 - the Horizon Cup. Taking place at the Suntech Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore, this will be the first time we get international Wild Rift offline. With the regional qualifiers completed, we now know the 10 teams that will be playing:
While we haven't seen much of the teams out of Southeast Asia, it's going to be interesting to see how we fare against them. After all, League of Legends has been dominated by China and Korea for the longest time - they should be top tier in Wild Rift as well right? It's great seeing mobile esports getting more prominent in the west, perhaps this is a sign of things to come. Let's see how they do in the tournament. The competitors will be fighting for a share of the USD 500,000 prize pool and title of best Wild Rift team in the world.
The teams will be split into two groups of 5 and will play a single round-robin of best-of-three matches. The top 3 teams from each group will move on to the knockout stage.
1st place teams from the Group Stage will be placed in the semifinals, while 2nd and 3rd will have to play a best-of-five against a team from the other group. Winners move on to the semifinals to play for a slot in the grand final. The grand final will be a best-of-seven affair.
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After an epic comeback yesterday against Buriram United in the loser bracket finals, Team Secret earned their place in the grand finals against the team that sent them there in the first place. Can Team Secret get their revenge against SBTC, or will the Vietnamese squad maintain their dominance over them? Here's how the grand final of the Wild Rift SEA Championship went down.
Game 1 started on mostly even footing until SBTC broke away at 12 minutes after trading 1 for 4 with Team Secret. Despite the gold deficit, Secret kept their defences strong against SBTC's assaults. At 19 minutes both snuck objectives on opposite sides of the map - Baron for Secret and an Elder Ocean Dragon for SBTC. With the Baron buff, Secret penetrated SBTC's base, taking out the top inhibitor turret, the first of the game. At 24 minutes, SBTC lost all but one member in a team fight which allowed Secret to quickly march into their opponents base (thanks to Teleport Enchant) and easily destroy the Nexus. Team Secret 1-0 SBTC Esports.
While the first game made the two teams look evenly matched, the second was a complete stomp for SBTC. Not much to say here, besides SBTC making Secret look completely outclassed. With a 20K gold lead and a kill score of 14-1, SBTC had no problems closing out the game before 17 minutes. A flawless performance from the Vietnamese squad. Team Secret 1-1 SBTC Esports.
The game 2 loss didn't affect Secret by much as the teams looked evenly matched again this time. But at 18 minutes, SBTC took an extremely favourable skirmish, wiping out team Secret and only losing 2 members. This was enough for them march down the mid lane to take out Secret's Nexus. Team Secret 1-2 SBTC Esports.
The fastest game of the series so far, it seemed alright for Team Secret until it wasn't. Thanks to a masterful bait by Akeno's Galio at 13 minutes, he drew everyone from Secret into what seemed like a favourable engagement for them. What they didn't expect was Minas, who was split-pushing, teleporting into the fray, and TF flanking them. Team Secret got wiped, while SBTC only lost 1 champion, but that was enough for SBTC to break into their base. Team Secret 1-3 SBTC Esports.
SBTC Esports looked extremely dominant from the get-go, while Team Secret seemed lost this game. While SBTC methodically took over the map and building an early lead, it was a crucial team fight at 12 minutes that spelt disaster for the Filipinos. Secret were wiped and lost their middle inhibitor turret. A quick Baron after gave SBTC the strength they needed for the final push to destroy Secret's base without losing a champion. Flawless execution from the Vietnamese team. Team Secret 1-4 SBTC Esports.
Congratulations to SBTC Esports for winning the very first Wild Rift SEA Championship. Minas, TF, July, KIRAL and Akeno are truly on another level at the moment. We look forward to seeing them and, hopefully, a recovered Team Secret bouncing at the Horizon Cup. The Wild Rift action continues this November, make sure you stay tuned to eGG Network for more news and updates!