Tough competition lies ahead for Team Secret all-Filipino Wild Rift team as it collides against the best teams from esports giant countries in the first-ever Wild Rift Horizon Cup.

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Team Secret will be opening its campaign with a clash against Chinese team Thundertalk Gaming on Saturday, Nov. 13, 8pm at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore.

TS, which finished second in the Wild Rift SEA Championship 2021, was drawn in Group B and is also set to tangle against Japan Cup winner Sengoku Gaming, Latin America Wild Rift Open champions eBro Gaming and Europe-Middle East Asia region titlist Team Queso.

Group A will feature Team Secret’s fellow SEA representative SBTC Esports, North America summoner series champs Tribe Gaming NA, Wild Rift Korea champions KT Roster, China’s Spark Invitational titlist Da Kun Gaming and Wild Tour 2021 winner TSM

TS needs to finish in the top 3 of its group to advance to the knockout stages. Group stage will be in a single-round robin, best-of-three format. The team that will come out on top of each group will get a bye to the semifinals. The second and third best finishers from each group will battle it out in a best-of-five quarterfinals while the bottom two squads will get eliminated from the tournament.

Semifinals will also be in a best-of-five affair while the grand finals is set for a best-of-seven showdown with the winner getting the lion’s share of the $500,000 cash prize.

TS kept its lineup intact for the Horizon Cup with support James “Hamezzz” Santos leading the team along with jungler Robert “Trebor” Mansilungan, Dragon Laner Caster “Chewy” Dela Cruz, and mid-laners Heri “Tatsurii” Garcia and Morris “Core” Raymundo.

Source: Manila Bulletin (