Arena of Valor (AoV) - AHQ Wins GCS 2018, Valor Series, AOG Go into Grand Finals (Esports Roundup November 10, 2018)

The Valor Series draws to a heart-stopping climax as teams from the Europe, Latin America and North America regions begin their grand finals matches to decide their representatives at the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2018.

Overview

More regional qualifiers for the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2018 are wrapping up, most notably the Valor Series where the Europe, Latin America and North America representatives will be decided on November 10, 2018. Meanwhile on the same date, Swing Phantom and Team Flash will meet at the last stage of the Arena of Glory (AOG) Winter Championship to fight for the Vietnam region’s coveted title. The conclusion of the AOG Winter tournament will lead to the Group Draw Stage for AIC 2018 to determine the seedings of each team representing their regions.

AHQ Dominates GCS Summer 2018

Source: Garena Taiwan Youtube

AHQ e-Sports Club emerged as the Garena Challenger Series (GCS) Summer 2018 champions after defeating J Team at the grand finals on November 3, 2018 with a 4-2 record. Despite an impressive start from J Team at the first match of the best-of-7 (Bo7) series, AHQ answered with a comeback at game 2 that would gain momentum and claim the GCS title. Both AHQ and J Team will be heading to AIC 2018 as per the arrangements agreed upon in their region.

The Garena Challenger Series (GCS) is Taiwan’s ~$114,000 league. It can be watched in Mandarin on Garena Taiwan’s YouTube channel, or you can catch the unofficial English broadcast on DTwo’s Twitch channel.

Valor Series

Europe

Source: Arena of Valor Facebook

Bubble Team and Nova Esports are set to duke it out for at the Valor Series Europe grand finals after both securing clean 2-0 records against their respective opponents Dead Rabbits and Team Queso.

Latin America

Source: Arena of Valor Facebook

GeO eSports and Nova Esports will meet at the Valor Series Latin America grand finals after knocking out Assassins Crew and Pain Gaming respectively. As with the Europe semifinals, both teams dominated their challengers, ending in strong 2-0 results each. It is also worth mentioning that Nova Esports will make finals appearances in two separate regions (one being Latin America and the other being Europe).

North America

Source: Arena of Valor Facebook

Similar to the Europe and Latin America regional semifinals, Allegiance and Tribe Gaming swept their rivals VeniVidiVici and PrideStark Empire respectively with 2-0 victories each. This means that Allegiance and Tribe Gaming will be vying for the North America ticket to AIC 2018. This marks Allegiance’s second regional finals appearance at a major tournament leading to the international stage. The team previously represented the region at the Arena of Valor World Cup (AWC) 2018.

The Valor Series playoffs are currently being held in São Paulo, Brazil from November 9-10. You can catch the action on the official Arena of Valor Facebook page.

AIC Qualified Teams

The following teams have qualified for the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2018:

Group Stage:

  • Bazaar Gaming (RPL Season 2 Champion – Thailand)
  • AHQ e-Sports Slub (GCS Summer – Taiwan)
  • [Korea Representative]
  • [Vietnam Representative – Team Flash or Swing Phantom]

Knockout Stage Teams:

  • Team Tamago (Valor Cup Season 3 – Singapore)
  • ALPHA Red (Qualifier – Thailand)
  • Toyota Diamond Cobra (Qualifier – Thailand)
  • OverClockerS (AOG 3rd place – Vietnam)
  • Saudara e-Sports (Qualifier – Indonesia)
  • Oh My God (Qualifier – China)
  • J Team (Taiwan Qualifier)
  • [Vietnam Representative – Team Flash or Swing Phantom]
  • [Europe Representative]
  • [North America Representative]
  • [Latin America Representative]
  • [India Representative]

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