After a tiring week in League of Legends: Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021, Chinese team Da Kun Gaming won the championship after defeating ThunderTalk Gaming in the grand final. The tournament saw Da Kun Gaming make it past the group stage to advance to the grand finals without losing a single game. The crowned champion will go home with a $100,000 prize pool along with the title of the first Wild Rift eSports World Champion. Riot Games will also release Exclusive collection in the game in honor of the champions of the Horizon Cup 2021. In the opposite direction, the runners-up, ThunderTalk Gaming will go home with a prize money of 80,000 USD.
Da Kun Gaming went undefeated during Horizon Cup 2021
The grand final saw two Chinese teams fight for the championship title. While both teams made it through the tournament smoothly without losing, the grand final was not a one-way match. It is a match between both unbeaten teams and the aggregate final will decide which team loses.
Da Kun Gaming took two consecutive wins in their BO7 series. However, ThunderTalk Gaming hit back and took the odds by taking two wins of their own. Despite Zhou’s desperate efforts”Z“Tianjian carried his team, they were no match for Da Kun Gaming’s relentless strength. The grand final ended 4-2 in favor of Da Kun Gaming.
During a post-match meeting, Da Kun Gaming’s support player was Mochen”Feel“Fans revealed that the last two halves of the tournament were tough. Pro players said their Jungler Fangjun “Huiba” Li struggled in those matches.
“I’m really excited about the outcome of the event but the hardest (matches) were the third and fourth innings,” stated feelings. “I think our (jungle) player Huiba didn’t perform well.”
Muchuang’s mid laner”You“You’ve revealed that he and ThunderTalk Gaming’s Mid laner have a similar champion lineup and it’s all about who can perform better between them.
“Actually, we (Z) have a pretty similar set of champions so we do the same picks and bans because we have the same abilities,” mentioned You.
After winning the Horizon Cup 2021, Da Kun Gaming is now eyeing the Wild Rift Professional League next year. They have a chance.
It will be interesting to see if Da Kun Gaming can continue to maintain its momentum and qualify for next year’s Wild Rift world championship.
https://afkgaming.com/mobileesports/news/da-kun-gaming-are-the-champions-of-the-wild-rift-horizon-cup-2021 Da Kun Gaming is the champion of Wild Rift Horizon Cup 2021