Tencent Games and ESL Reunite for Gamescom Arena of Valor Showcase – The Esports Observer

Tencent Games, the game development arm of Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Database-Link-e1521645463907, will launch a second season of the Valor Series, a competitive league for its mobile game Arena of Valor, with ESL Database-Link-e1521645463907 once again handling tournament operations.
To kick off the new season, the pair will host an AoV showcase in the ESL Arena at Gamescom 2018 featuring several top ranked European teams competing in an exhibition tournament. The event will also feature showmatches with professional players of other multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games.
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ESL previously hosted an Arena of Valor tournament in partnership with Tencent at its ESL Arena at the E3 games expo. The event was part of the first season of the Valor Series, which qualified the top teams from North America and Europe for the $550K prize pool Arena of Valor World Cup. The new season will add a new Latin American arm of competition and begin with online qualifiers for each region, organized through ESL Play.
The top six teams from the online qualifiers will move on to compete in their region’s Valor Series, playing for the chance to represent their region at the Arena of Valor International Championship later this year.

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