Arena of Valor World Cup 2019 Teams

Arena of Valor World Cup 2019 announces 12 teams to compete for USD$ 500,000 prize pool. Global competition travels to Da Nang, Vietnam from end June till mid July

Key Points:
● AWC 2019 to be held at Da Nang, Vietnam from end June till Mid July
● 12 Teams from 9 Regions to compete at AWC 2019, with a new entry from Japan
● AWC 2019 promises more strategic plays with new Global Ban Pick Mode
● Malaysia/Singapore/Philippines region have selected representatives from Malaysia, team “M8HEXA” via Valor Cup that was held on 10th March 2019

[8th May 2019] The highly anticipated international mobile MOBA esports tournament by Garena and Tencent Games, Arena of Valor World Cup (AWC) 2019, will host its group stage to finals for the first time in Da Nang, Vietnam from end June to mid July. With USD 500,000 in prize money up for grabs between 12 teams from 9 regions, AOV maintains as one of the highest international esports prize pool amongst other similar mobile MOBA genres.

These 9 regions include Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore/Malaysia/Philippines, Korea, America/Europe, Mainland China, as well as newcomers Japan. AWC 2019 marks Japan’s first participation in an AOV international tournament since the game introduced their Japanese server in November 2018. Each team is selected by their respective region’s qualifier process.

The prize pool for AWC 2019 includes USD 200,000 for the champion, USD 110,000 for the first runner-up and USD 50,000 for the 3rd and 4th placed winners respectively

As announced previously, to better improve the spectator experience, AWC 2019 will introduce the “Global Ban Pick” mode from the knockout stage onwards. Global BP is a rule that the same hero cannot be played more than once in a game within the same team. Heroes that were used by the team in the previous match are automatically banned in their remaining matches during the same game, thus increasing gameplay and hero pick diversity.

For the Malaysia/ Singapore/ Philippines region, the representatives have been chosen via Valor Cup that was held last 10th March 2019 by ESL. Team M8HEXA will represent Malaysia at AWC 2019. They have also placed first during the Malaysian Esports Selection 2019 for SEA Games last weekend.

Team M8HEXA after placing first during the Malaysian Esports Selection 2019. Photo credit: Esukan Malaysia (ESM)

The inaugural AWC was hosted in Los Angeles, USA, last year and reported a total viewership of over 33,000,000 as well as over 630,000 peak concurrent viewers in Southeast Asia and Chinese Taipei alone. AWC 2019 follows a record-breaking season during 2018’s Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) for highest mobile esports hours viewed globally . AIC reported a total viewership of over 1 58,000,000 globally at the end of last year.

Garena AOV can be downloaded through the Google PlayStore (here) for Android users as well as through the Apple App Store (here) for iOS users.

Garena is a global-leading games company run by passionate gamers, creating captivating games experiences for the next generation of gamers in the world’s fastest-growing games markets. Garena has a unique understanding of what this new generation of gamers want, and translates this into winning games experiences as proven from hit games like Arena of Valor and Free Fire.

Tencent Games is the world’s largest gaming platform by operating revenue. As the world-class gaming division of Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700), the company develops and publishes AAA products for hundreds of millions of gamers on the world’s most popular platforms. Tencent has built deep strategic partnerships with Epic Games, Riot, Supercell and other top game companies to bring their popular titles to China, the largest game market in the world. Tencent Games is dedicated to creating interactive entertainment experiences that are high in quality, engaging, and fun for a variety of audiences across a multitude of online game products. The company is based in Shenzhen, China and Palo Alto, California, US.

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