China’s top gaming publisher Tencent will host Arena of Valor World Cup with a total prize of US$500,000. The event will be held July of this year. So, will Indonesian teams such as GGWP.ID or Elite8 be excited?
Mobile gaming eSport will again be on the rise. This time with the news that MOBA (Massive Online Battle Arena) game Arena of Valor will have a new big tournament. The tournament itself will be called Arena of Valor World Cup and is reported to have a total prize of US$500,000 and will be held in Los Angeles, USA.
The game, which is also called Honor of Kings in China, also had a tournament in November 2017. The tournament was called Arena of Valor International Championship and was held in South Korea. It also had a total prize of US$500,000.
But the World Cup will not be a replacement for the International Championship. Rather, this tournament will be adding in for more players outside of China to participate. The World Cup will be open for teams from around the globe.
The detailed information regarding how the tournament works, prize breakdowns, and also registration phase will be informed in upcoming months. As of now, Tencent has only confirmed that they have been working with highly named eSport teams such as Team Liquid, Team Vitality, and others.
Arena of Valor has been one of the most successful games for Tencent. It reportedly has more than 200 million registered players from China itself and over 80 million daily active users.
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In Indonesia, Arena of Valor is a game published by top Indonesian publisher, Garena. The game has been around since early 2017 when Mobile Legends was a hit. These MOBA games for mobile have been one of the most anticipated games in terms of eSport. So we hope to see that the Arena of Valor World Cup can fit in Indonesia’s top teams.
Source: Pocketgamer.biz. Edited by Devi