Arena of Valor (AoV) - AIC 2018 Group Stage Results (Esports Roundup December 3, 2018)

The Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2018 ends its Group Stage with only 8 teams remaining to compete in the playoffs on December 7 to 9, 2018.

Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2018 Group Stage Results

AIC 2018

The intense action at the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2018 resumed last November 30 to December 2, 2018 with the seed teams from Vietnam (Team Flash), Thailand (Bazaar Gaming), South Korea (ahq e-Sports Club) and Taiwan (J Team) taking on their opponents in their respective groupings. The last team to place in each group will be eliminated (4 in total), leaving only 8 teams to fight it out in the playoffs on December 7 to 9, 2018.

Group A

Group A Group Stage Final Standings
Place Team Record Result
1  Team Flash (Vietnam) 2-0 Moves to Playoffs
2 Toyota Diamond Cobra (Thailand) 1-1 Moves to Playoffs
3 Nova Esports (Europe) 0-2 Eliminated

Vietnam’s Team Flash reigned supreme in Group A, winning against both Thailand’s Toyota Diamond Cobra and Europe’s Nova Esports at the tournament. An impressive showing from Toyota Diamond Cobra lead to them snagging one win against Team Flash in Day 3 but to ultimately fall against Vietnam’s top team to close out their series. Meanwhile, Nova Esports Europe exits the stage and stakes the western region’s claim to the championship to North America’s Allegiance in Group D.

Group B

Group B Group Stage Final Standings
Place Team Record Result
1 Bazaar Gaming (Thailand) 1-1 Moves to Playoffs
2 OverClockers (Vietnam) 1-1 Moves to Playoffs
3 Oh My God (China) 1-1 Eliminated

A somewhat odd decision was reached in Group B to declare Thailand’s Bazaar Gaming, Vietnam’s OverClockers and China’s Oh My God in first, second and third place respectively after each team  locked in 1-1 records each (Bazaar Gaming defeated OverClockers in Day 1, OverClockers defeated Oh My God in Day 2 and Oh My God defeated Bazaar Gaming in Day 3). The decision to eliminate Oh My God was based on their team failing to meet the condition of clocking in a win in 15 minutes and 4 seconds in their second game against Bazaar Gaming.

Group C

Group C Group Stage Final Standings
Place Team Record Result
1 ahq e-Sports Club (South Korea) 2-0 Moves to Playoffs
2 Flash Wolves (Taiwan) 1-1 Moves to Playoffs
3 Swing Phantom (Vietnam) 0-2 Eliminated

Seed team ahq e-Sports Club from South Korea breezed through their group stage matches, completely demolishing Flash Wolves from Taiwan and Swing Phantom from Vietnam. A devastated Swing Phantom will be dropped from the race and the first of 3 Vietnam teams to be eliminated in the tournament.

Group D

Group D Group Stage Final Standings
Place Team Record Result
1 J Team (Taiwan) 2-0 Moves to Playoffs
2 ALPHA Read (Thailand) 1-1 Moves to Playoffs
3 Allegiance (North America) 0-2 Eliminated

Taiwan’s J Team displayed a near-perfect performance in their group stage matches against Thailand’s ALPHA Red and North America’s Allegiance, closing out the group stage with a  2-0 win record. ALPHA Red managed to pull-off one win against Taiwan’s top team before losing out in Day 2. Meanwhile, the western region endures heartbreak as their last hope for the AIC 2018 title is eliminated from the tournament this year.

AIC 2018 Playoff Stage Teams

The AIC 2018 Playoff Stages are scheduled for December 7 to 9 (quarterfinals), and December 14 to 16, 2018 (semifinals and finals) in Bangkok, Thailand. The quarterfinals will adopt single a elimination format, while the semifinals and grand finals will be conducted in  Best-of-5 (Bo5) and Best-of-7 (Bo7) setups respectively.

Quarterfinals Group A Quarterfinals Group B Quarterfinals Group C Quarterfinals Group D
Team Flash (Vietnam) AHQ e-Sports Club (South Korea) Bazaar Gaming (Thailand) J Team (Taiwan)
Flash Wolves (Taiwan) OverClockerS (Vietnam) ALPHA Red (Thailand) Toyota Diamond Cobra (Thailand)

AIC 2018 is streamed live on AoV’s Twitch Channel, the official AoV YouTube Channel, the official Arena of Valor Facebook page as well as the official Arena of Valor MSP YouTube channel.

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