Arena of Valor (AoV) - Valor Series Playoff Teams Set For E3 (Week 6 Recap)

A recap of what took place during the sixth and final week of the $100,000 USD (total) Valor Series, Europe and North America's qualifying tournament for the Arena of Valor World Cup.

Valor Series Playoff Teams Set For E3 (Week 6 Recap)

The sixth and final week of the Valor Series, North America and Europe’s $100,000 (combined) qualifier for the $550,000 Arena of Valor World Cup, is complete and the four playoff teams from each region have been decided. They will compete at E3, where in addition to a spot in the AWC for the champion of each region, the following payouts are on the line:

1st – $20,000
2nd – $10,000
3rd – $7,500
4th – $5,000
5th – $3,000
6th – $2,000
7th – $1,500
8th – $1,000

Let’s take a look at how the Valor Series regular season wrapped up. For previous weeks’ recaps, here are the recaps for week 5week 4,  week 3, and for weeks 1 and 2.

Here’s how things stood after 5 weeks of play:

Valor Series Standings After Week 5
North America
Team Points
Allegiance 700
Immortals 515
Dino Riders 305
Team Upsla 285
One Trick 230
Team Feroxx 95
Ten Toes Down 75
Glory Awaits Us 75
Europe
Team Points
Team Noob 750
Team Vitality 410
For The Dream 375
Team RoyaL 290
Nova Esports 285
Team Queso 140
x6tence AoV 135
MYTH in the Jungle 105

Week 6 Open Qualifiers

Every week, two teams are relegated from the top eight, and a qualifying tournament is held to see which teams will take their places.

North America

Eight teams signed up for the North American qualifiers, with six checking in. ToxicPigs, led by streamer Focuzed, qualified for the first time, while Reformed – with their own streamer, Casualkitty – won the qualifier to secure the 7th seed.

Europe

Nine teams signed up and seven teams checked into Europe’s qualifying tournament. Arctic Gaming qualified again, though they were taken out in the finals by newcomers Spanish Takers.

Week 6 Results

North America

Needing to advance to the finals to go to the playoffs, One Trick defeated 4th-place incumbents Upsla, 2-0, to stay alive. Every other series was completely one-sided, every game lasting just 12 minutes or less. Toxic Pigs, seeing the writing on the wall, went for a fun and unusual strategy of committing five members to a single lane to rush down towers, only to lose in nine minutes anyway (VOD, bracket, and Nyjacky Reddit recap):

Valor Series North America Week 6 Day 1
Team 1 Score Team 2
Allegiance 2 0 Toxic Pigs
Team Upsla 0 2 One Trick
Dino Riders 2 0 Zero9
Reformed 0 2 Immortals

One Trick’s shot at the playoffs was denied by juggernauts Allegiance in the semifinals, as the results of the day 2 were identical to those of week 5. Immortals finally took a game off of Allegiance, ending the latter’s 27-game winning streak, but Allegiance keeps alive their 14-series win streak going into the playoffs (VOD and Nyjacky recap):

Valor Series North America Week 6 Day 2
Team 1 Score Team 2
Allegiance 2 0 Team Upsla
Dino Riders 0 2 Immortals
Finals
Allegiance 2 1 Immortals

Check out highlights on the Valor Series YouTube channel.

Though the relegation matches didn’t relegate anyone, Zero9 managed to pick up some crucial points with a win over Reformed. Because One Trick already lost in the semifinals, Upsla’s win over Toxic Pigs was meaningless in the end.

Europe

It was win or go home (figuratively speaking) for Team RoyaL and Nova eSports, as the winner would advance to the playoffs while the loser would be eliminated. Nova managed to reverse the result from a week prior, convincingly outplaying RoyaL to the tune of a 2-0 victory. Elsewhere, the results went chalk, with Team Noob busting out a Team DC + Toro lineup and styling over Arctic Gaming. (VOD, bracket, and Nyjacky recap):

Valor Series Europe Week 6 Day 1
Team 1 Score Team 2
Team Noob 2 0 Arctic Gaming
Team RoyaL 0 2 Nova eSports
For The Dream 2 0 Team Queso
Spanish Takers 1 2 Team Vitality

For the second week in a row, For The Dream defeated Team Vitality, making a strong claim as the 2nd-best team in Europe. FTD showed very strong play in game 1 against Team Noob as well, but ultimately fell once again, 2-0. Team Noob thus caps off their perfect Valor Series, winning all six regular season titles (VOD and Nyjacky recap):

Valor Series Europe Week 6 Day 2
Team 1 Score Team 2
Team Noob 2 0 Nova eSports
For The Dream 2 0 Team Vitality
Finals
Team Noob 2 0 For The Dream

In the relegation matches, Arctic Gaming defeated a dejected Team RoyaL, while Spanish Takers defeated Team Queso.

Playoff Standings and Prize Money

Here are your final standings:

Valor Series Final Standings
North America
Team Points
Allegiance 850
Immortals 615
Dino Riders 370
Team Upsla 330
One Trick 295
Team Feroxx 105
Zero9 105
Glory Awaits Us 85
Europe
Team Points
Team Noob 900
Team Vitality 475
For The Dream 475
Nova Esports 350
Team RoyaL 320
Team Queso 170
x6tence AoV 135
MYTH in the Jungle 105

__ = Advances to Playoffs

Update: It appears One Trick has taken Upsla’s spot in the playoffs:


We have not yet confirmed the reason for Team Upsla dropping out.

It is unclear what the prize money procedure is for tied teams Feroxx and Zero9. As for DarkPower and Arctic Gaming, neither team could fill 3/5s of the roster needed to qualify for points, so they were discontinued.

The North American and Europe playoffs will take place at E3 in Los Angeles June 12-14, determining two teams that will advance to the Arena of Valor World Cup. To catch the stream, tune in to www.twitch.tv/arenaofvalor or www.youtube.com/arenaofvalor. You might even find yours truly competing in the Caster School on those channels in the days leading up to the event.

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