Garena had just announced that they will be holding the Arena of Valor World Cup (AWC) in Los Angeles, U.S.A. this July 2018! A total prize pool of RM 2,000,000 (USD 500,000) will be making AWC as one of the largest-scale mobile eSports tournaments in gaming history. A total of nine regions will compete for the grand prize which includes Taiwan/HK/Macau, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore/Malaysia/Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, North America, South America and Europe. Additionally, the tournament host will select three Wildcard teams to participate in AWC.
With the growing community in AoV, it is seen that AoV has the potential to become the premiere eSports MOBA on mobile which has pulled in pro teams together like Team Liquid, Fnatic, SK Gaming, Team Vitality and Alliance. This year’s AWC will be like no other tournament you’ve seen before!
During the first Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) that was first held in 2017, the event attracted more than 36,000,000 online viewers, breaking mobile game records worldwide and has since became the leading standard of mobile eSports. The game occupying the top positions of mobile game rankings in Asia for months has also received the honor of Google Play’s Best of 2017 Game award in Europe.
In addition of this coming AWC, AoV eSports will continue to expand and develop into a full-fledged global ecosystem with AWC and AIC serving as 2 world-class tournaments that connect all pro and major leagues in various regions, including tournaments that are already in place in Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and Indonesia.
Following AWC rules, The Valiant server (which consists of the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore) will be granted one slot for AWC. The representing team for The Valiant server will be determined via our AWC qualifiers a.k.a. Road to AWC. Only teams who have reached the Top Four in our regional Valor Cup will be invited for Road to AWC. As there are two Valor Cups scheduled before Road to AWC, this means that a maximum of eight teams can be invited (assuming no duplicated winners).
The first Valor Cup in 2018 is planned for in early April, so start rallying your teams now! More information about Valor Cup and Road to AWC will be released soon. To complete the mobile eSports ecosystem, amateur tournaments between cities and schools will be held regularly all over Garena AOV territories, cumulating to thousands of eSports tournaments yearly. The abundance of these grassroot competitions ensures a constant pipeline of not only players, but of individuals in peripheral industries, such as livestream commentators and hosts, as well.
Garena AOV always puts its players first, be it in designing the easy to learn gameplay, carefully maintained hero-and-meta balance, or the unique guild and ban/pick systems, exclusively tailored to fit the needs of eSports players.