Asian Teams begin their journey in the AOV World Cup
Team Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines together with 11 other elite teams across 9 AOV regions, will be undergoing a 2-week bootcamp in Bangkok, Thailand. This is in preparation for the upcoming Arena of Valor World Cup (AWC) which will take place in July 2018 in Los Angeles. With a prize pool of USD 550,000, AWC currently holds the title for the biggest tournament in mobile gaming history.
For the 2 weeks, the 12 teams will be going through a series of training matches by professional coaches and experts, photoshoots, and video shoots. The teams will be playing in the AWC Bootcamp Group Stage from 17 to 24 June 2018. The ranking of this group stage will determine the team’s fate in the seeding process during AWC. Team MSP will be facing off their first opponent, Team South America (SA), at 9:00PM on the very first day of the group stage.
The bootcamp tournament will start off with a Best-of-3 (Bo3) group stage, followed by a knockout stage for the top 8 teams, and then finals. The group stage will contribute 1 point to each winning team. All the teams will be ranked on the leaderboard according to the number of points. For each match, the newly implemented 3-bans system will be used. The audience will definitely see a lot of heroes that are often picked during pro-leagues such as Liliana, Max, and Omen in this tournament.
“The Arena of Valor World Cup 2018 Boot Camp held this year in Thailand aims to create the rare opportunity for players to understand their opponents and get used to the pressure of competition earlier. This will serve to efficiently increase the strength of all participating regions and improve the overall tournament viewer experience. Star players of AOV from all over the world will meet and embark on a journey they are sure to remember.” said Ray Ning, Product Director of Arena of Valor eSports, Tencent.
The group stage and knockout stage will place the teams into different groups depending on their tiers during the AWC group draw. The last 4 teams of the group stage will automatically fall into Tier 3, the other 4 losing team in knockout stage will fall into Tier 2, and the top 4 teams will enter Tier 1. Tier 1 teams will be drawing the teams for each group from Tier 2 and Tier 3.
Team MSP matches will be livestreamed on 18 June 2018 (Monday) at 9:00PM against Team Chinese Taipei (TPE) and on 20 June 2018 (Wednesday) at 7:00PM against Team Chinese Taipei Wild Card (TPE WC). All matches for the knockout stage and finals on 23 and 24 June 2018 will be livestreamed starting from 2:00PM. These matches will be shown in the Official Garena AOV Facebook, Youtube, and the in-app streaming function – Valor TV.