Arena of Valor (AoV) - Bazaar Gaming Wins RPL S2, More AIC Qualifier Tournaments Nearing Close (Esports Roundup October 26, 2018)

Arena of Valor esports roundup for the week ending on October 25, 2018. Major tournaments from around the world proceed to their respective playoffs stages to determine their representatives to AIC 2018 in November.

Overview

The Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2018 scheduled on November draws ever closer as various qualifier tournaments from around the world begin their playoff stages to determine their representatives to the game’s biggest competitive stage since the Arena of Valor World Cup (AWC).

Bazaar Gaming Emerge as RPL S2 Champions

Thailand’s Realm of Valor Pro League (RPL) Season 2 came to a spectacular finish as Bazaar Gaming defeated Alpha Red in the grand finals on October 27. The climactic best-of-7 series ended with Bazaar Gaming losing just 2 games to lay claim to the region’s championship title. Defending champion and AWC 2018 representative IT.City Bacon finished in third place after a dominating comeback performance from Bazaar Gaming to the awe of spectators.

Bazaar Gaming, RPL S2 champions

The RPL is Thailand’s ~$181,000 league, comprising eight teams battling for four playoff spots. You can watch the VODs on Garena RoV Thailand’s YouTube channel or unofficial English VODs on DTwo’s YouTube channel.

Valor Series Update

Europe

Bubble Team’s surprise 2-0 victory over Nova Esports last week leaves both teams still at the top of the Europe standings. Alliance continue their descent down the rankings, being joined by x6tence. Team Queso meanwhile gather enough momentum to tie their record with Dead Rabbits and climb from their previous slump to 4th place this week.

Valor Series Season 2 Standings: Europe
Place Team Record Series Played
1 Nova Esports 14-4 9
2 Bubble Team 13-5 9
3 Dead Rabbits 9-11 10
4 Team Queso 9-11 10
5 x6tence 7-11 9
6 Alliance 4-14 9

Latin America

The rankings for the Latin America group stage have not changed since the previous roundup. GeO eSports continue their reign with an impressive 15-3 record (adding just 1 loss to their numbers for this week), followed by Pain Gaming at 14-6 and Nova Esports at 12-6. The top three teams have now pulled away considerably from Assassins Crew, INTZ eSports and Synergy e-Sports as the region enters the closing dates of the group stage.

Valor Series Season 2 Standings: Latin America
Place Team Record Series Played
1 GeO eSports 15-3 9
2 Pain Gaming 14-6 10
3 Nova Esports 12-6 9
4 Assassins Crew 8-10 9
5 INTZ eSports 6-12 9
6 Synergy e-Sports 1-19 10

North America

Allegiance still reigns supreme in the region, despite having ended their clean record with 2 losses handed to them by 2nd place Tribe Gaming. Meanwhile, Toxic and Drawn to Fame manage to hold their spots, though the former team now confidently boasts a positive win-loss ratio compared to the latter. PrideStark Empire (formerly Kranniz) and VeniVidiVici now appear to be out of the playoffs after reaching their 9-game series this week.

Valor Series Season 2 Standings: North America
Place Team Record Series Played
1 Allegiance 16-2 9
2 Tribe Gaming 14-4 9
3 Toxic 11-9 10
4 Drawn to Fame 7-13 10
5 PrideStark Empire 5-13 9
6 VeniVidiVici 3-15 9

J Team dominate GCS Group Stage, Secure Finals Slot

Despite a solid effort from SMG to scale the rankings over the closing weeks of the GCS group stage, J Team asserted their claim to 1st place and a spot at the finals with a 24-7 record, followed by Flash Wolves at 20-11. SMG still managed to climb to the 3rd spot, just barely vaulting over ahq e-Sports Club before the start of playoffs.

Garena Challenger Series Standings
1st J Team 12-2 (24-7)
2nd Flash Wolves 10-4 (20-11)
3rd Still Moving Under Gunfire 9-5 (22-13)
4th ahq e-Sports Club 9-5 (21-13)
5th MAD Team 6-8 (15-18)
6th ONE Team 5-9 (15-20)
7th Hong Kong Attitude 3-11 (7-24)
8th Monster Shield 2-12 (7-25)

The Garena Challenger Series (GCS) is Taiwan’s ~$104,000 league, comprising eight teams battling for four playoff spots. 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.

Team Flash Awaits AOG Finals Adversary, Tops Group Stage

Team Flash secures their spot at the Finals of the Arena of Glory league after an impressive run as the top team during the Group Stage. OverClockers and Swing Phantom (formerly Saigon Phantom) follow behind at 2nd and 3rd place as Honor Adonis drops to 4th place from back-to-back losses in week 7 and 8 of the tournament.

The AOG’s standings are also based on a points system:

Arena of Glory Standings
1st Team Flash 13-1 (19-4) 27p
2nd OverClockers 11-3 (17-7) 23p
3rd Swing Phantom 9-5 (21-15) 21p
4th Honor Adonis 7-7 (17-17) 17p
5th BOX Gaming 6-8 (16-17) 16p
6th Esports Kingdom 5-9 (15-19) 15p
7th Tamago AA 4-10 (11-20) 11p
8th Team Thai Nguyen 1-13 (2-27) 2p

The Arena of Glory (AOG) is Vietnam’s ~$77,000 league, comprising eight teams battling for four playoff spots. You can watch the AOG on Garena Vietnam’s YouTube channel.

GGWP.ID and Saudara e-Sports Unmoved from Top ASL Spots

GGWP.ID and Saudara e-Sports maintain their spots at the 1st and 2nd place respectively, the first remaining undefeated throughout the week 6. Defending champions EVOS.AOV climb up to third place and just barely above Rex Regum Oen as the tournament proceeds to the last few games on October 25 (week 7).

The ASL gives teams three points for every series win:

AoV Star League Standings
Place Team Record (games) Points Series Played
1st GGWP.ID 5-0 (10-0) 15p 6
2nd Saudara e-Sports 4-2 (9-4) 12p 6
3rd EVOS.AOV 3-2 (6-4) 9p 6
4th Rex Regum Qeon 3-2 (6-5) 9p 6
5th Dunia Games 2-3 (4-8) 6p 6
6th Bigetron eSports 1-4 (3-8) 3p 6
7th Headhunters 0-5 (1-10) 0p 6

The AoV Star League (ASL) is Indonesia’s ~$175,000 league, comprising seven teams battling for four playoff spots. You can watch the ASL on Garena Indonesia’s YouTube channel.

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