Catch the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2022 Group Stage this 16th June!

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The long-awaited Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2022 Group Stage is finally around the corner! The Group Stage, taking place from 16 June to 19 June, will feature 15 talented teams from across 9 regions – Garena Challenger Series (GCS), RoV Pro League (RPL), Arena of Glory (AOG), AOV Star League (ASL), SEA Wildcard (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines), Brazil, West Europe, Turkey and South Asia – competing for the coveted championship title and the biggest slice of the prize pool yet - US$2,000,000.

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  • 15 teams from 9 regions will compete for the lion’s share of the US$2,000,000 prize pool between 16 June and 10 July.
  • AIC 2022 features top AoV star players such as SGP Yiwei, BAC Markky and ONE Nk.
  • Fans and players can be part of the action through the exciting lineup of in-game activities in conjunction with the AIC 2022 Group Stage.
AIC 2022 Matchup Schedule

The AIC 2022 Group Stage will take place across 2 phases starting 16 June. All matches will be played in a single round-robin format. The global ban pick rules will also be implemented to enhance the strategy and pick diversity of the teams. Over the span of four days, the top 8 teams with the highest overall points will advance to the playoffs, where they will face each other in the Quarter Finals (23 June to 26 June) and Semi Finals (2 July to 3 July). The top 2 finalists will then gather once again at the Grand Final on 10 July. The rivalry among teams is bound to become more intense as teams put in their best efforts to fend off all competition along their journey to become the next AoV champion.

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Gathering of the world’s best AoV players

The AIC 2022 will see some of the best teams from around the world compete for honor, including Saigon Phantom from Arena of Glory (AOG), Bacon Time from RoV Pro League (RPL), and ONE Team Esports from Garena Challenger Series (GCS). Their impressive track records have set them to be among the strongest contenders for the AIC 2022 championship title as they return stronger than before.

The AIC 2022 will also feature some of the best AoV players that will lead the teams to rise through the ranks, including Saigon Phantom’s Yiwei (SGP Yiwei), Bacon Time’s MarkKy (BAC Markky), and ONE Team Esports’s Nk (ONE Nk). Having been awarded the Final Most Valuable Player (FMVP) in the AOG Spring 2022, SGP Yiwei from Saigon Phantom is currently ranked number 1 Dark Slayer Laner in Vietnam. 16-year-old MarkKy from Bacon Time, who has won the FMVP title in the latest RPL 2022 Summer, is one of the youngest star players to look out for in the AIC 2022. Nk from ONE Team Esports is also another renowned figure in the GCS with remarkable strategic playing skills, and has won himself the FMVP title in the GCS Spring 2022.

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The AIC 2022 Group Stage will be broadcast on the following channels. All livestreams will be accompanied by local commentary in 6 languages – English, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Catch the first set of Group Stage matches on 16 June, from 12:00 pm (GMT+8). See you there!

More updates on the AIC 2022 will be announced in the following weeks. Stay tuned for all the latest AoV updates on the AIC 2022 official website and on Facebook and YouTube. Download AoV on the App Store or on Google Play.

About Garena

Garena is a leading global online games developer and publisher. Free Fire, its self-developed mobile battle royale title, was the most downloaded mobile game in the world in 2019, 2020, and 2021, according to, previously known as App Annie.

Garena is run by passionate gamers and has a unique understanding of what gamers want. It exclusively licenses and publishes hit titles from global partners – such as Arena of Valor, Call of Duty: Mobile, and League of Legends – in selected markets globally. Garena champions social and entertainment experiences through games, enabling its communities to engage and

interact. Garena is also a leading esports organiser and hosts some of the world’s biggest esports events.

Garena is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Garena, Sea’s other core businesses include its e-commerce arm, Shopee, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

About Level Infinite

Launched by Tencent Games, Level Infinite is dedicated to delivering high-quality games to a global audience. It operates from bases in Amsterdam and Singapore with staff around the world.

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