Cellular MOBA recreation Area of Valor has expanded its esports ecosystem to permit Honor of Kings groups into the 2022 Area of Valor World Cup (AWC).
In accordance with the discharge, the mixture of each titles is predicted to bolster world competitors throughout the scenes.
Created in 2015, Honor of Kings is a multiplayer cell title printed by Tencent Video games for Chinese language markets. Area of Valor is Honor of Kings’s worldwide adaptation that was launched a yr later.
The AWC will function groups representing Asia, North America, South America, Center East, and Europe. Precise particulars concerning qualification for the event has but to be revealed, nonetheless, Tencent Video games did affirm that the AWC will use a particular esports model of the title.
Constructed to ‘guarantee a good, balanced and thrilling competitors’, Area of Valor’s esports model will function a mix of heroes from each video games.
Bernd Gottsmann, Lead of the World Esports Middle at Tencent Video games, commented: “As we hit 5 years of Area of Valor esports, our growth of the aggressive ecosystem is an bold plan for the Area of Valor World Cup 2022.
“We’re combining Area of Valor and Honor of Kings for the primary time and we sit up for sharing extra particulars on how groups can qualify very quickly. The Area of Valor neighborhood and participant base is so passionate, and that’s why we needed to create one thing that would actually take the aggressive expertise to an entire new stage.”
The AWC, which is about to happen in October 2022, will function 16 group stage spots and a prize pool ‘in extra of $8m (~£5.8m)’, based on the discharge. The title’s esports growth will even embrace a restructuring of its schedule and event construction. The brand new system, which is able to have an effect on native to regional skilled leagues, is predicted to supply high groups with the chance to battle for a slot on the AWC.
A full aggressive roadmap, particulars on the brand new leagues, and an replace on the Area of Valor Worldwide Championship shall be acquired within the subsequent few months.
Esports Insider says: Combining Honor of Kings and Area of Valor ought to solely strengthen each titles’ aggressive ecosystem, so long as the merger is completed successfully. It’s vital to make the growth seamless, significantly from a aggressive standpoint so it doesn’t negatively have an effect on the participant expertise of each titles. If confirmed to be successful, it’s very probably that Tencent could undertake an identical strategy on the subject of TeamFight Ways and its Chinese language adaption.