Arena of Valor (AoV) - AIC 2018 Group Stage Starts on November 30

The Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2018 Group Stage will start this Friday (November 30, 2018). Twelve teams from various regions remain to decide who moves on to the quarterfinals and a shot at the AIC title this year.

Arena of Valor International Championships (AIC) 2018 Group Stage Starts On November 30, 2018

AIC 2018 Week 2

Twelve teams remain as the world is set to witness the best Arena of Valor players showcase their talents at the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2018 Group Stage from November 30 to December 2, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The seed teams from Vietnam (Team Flash), Thailand (Bazaar Gaming), South Korea (AHQ e-Sports Club) and Taiwan (J Team) will join the surviving 8 teams from the Knockout Stage to battle each other in a Round Robin, best-of-3 (Bo3) single elimination format.

The top two teams from each group will move to the Quarterfinals. The tournament venue will shift from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Bangkok, Thailand for the remaining duration of the tournament, concluding with the grand finals.

The video below was released by Tencent for the upcoming AIC 2018 Group Stage matches this weekend.

Source: Arena of Valor YouTube

AIC 2018 Group Stage Teams

After the Knockout Stage, 8 teams move forward for the AIC 2018 Group Stage as indicated in the table below. Teams in bold are the seed teams while teams in red have been eliminated from their respective groupings.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Team Flash (Vietnam) Bazaar Gaming (Thailand) AHQ e-Sports Club (South Korea) J Team (Taiwan)
Toyota Diamond Cobra (Thailand) Oh My God (China) Flash Wolves  (Taiwan) ALPHA Red (Thailand)
Nova Esports (Europe) OverClockerS (Vietnam) Swing Phantom (Vietnam) Allegiance (North America)
XDEE Gaming* (India) Tamago* (MSP) Nova Esports* (South America) Saudara e-Sports* (Indonesia)

AIC 2018 Match Schedules (Group Stage)

The schedule for the AIC 2018’s Knockout Stage was released by on the Arena of Valor Official MSP Facebook page (and thus all times listed are GMT+8).

Group Stage – Day 1 (Friday, November 30, 2018)

Time Match
5:15 PM  Swing Phantom (Vietnam) vs AHQ e-Sports Club (South Korea)
6:45 PM Allegiance (North America) vs J Team (Taiwan)
8:15 PM  OverClockerS (Vietnam) vs Bazaar Gaming (Thailand)
9:45 PM Toyota Diamond Cobra (Thailand) vs Nova Esports (Europe)

Group Stage – Day 2 (Saturday, December 1, 2018)

Time Match
3:15 PM Nova Esports (Europe) vs Team Flash (Vietnam)
4:45 PM J Team (Taiwan) vs ALPHA Red (Thailand)
6:15 PM  AHQ e-Sports Club (South Korea) vs Flash Wolves  (Taiwan)
7:45 PM Oh My God (China) vs OverClockerS (Vietnam)

Group Stage – Day 3 (Sunday, December 2, 2018)

Time Match
15:15 PM Flash Wolves (Taiwan) vs Swing Phantom (Vietnam)
16:45 PM Team Flash (Vietnam) vs Toyota Diamond Cobra (Thailand)
18:15 PM Bazaar Gaming (Thailand) vs Oh My God (China)
19:45 PM ALPHA Red (Thailand) vs Allegiance (North America)

AIC 2018 Predictions (Knockout and Group Stages)

Samurai Gamers’ head writer DTwo gave his predictions on which teams are likely to make it out of the Group Stages. You can watch the predictions piece below on our YouTube channel or read our predictions article here.

AIC 2018 will be streamed live on the Arena of Valor’s Official Facebook pageYouTube Channel, and Twitch.

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