$200,000 Prize Pool and Determines Top Regional Teams Heading to Live Playoffs in Sydney, Australia
Palo Alto, Calif. – Feb. 1 – Tencent today detailed how Season 3 of the Valor Series, its established esports proving grounds where the most formidable Western Arena of Valor teams can elevate their status from regional to global powerhouses, will progress ahead of its kickoff this Saturday, Feb. 2.
Top grassroots and professional talent from North America, Latin America, and Europe will face regional rivals in separate divisions across an eight-week season, with matches set for each weekend from tomorrow through March 23. With Season 3’s open qualifiers now completed, the Valor Series’ North American division has been established by six fearsome teams; BMGaming, PrideStark Empire, Dino Riders, Minority, YD Alpha, and Just4Fun.
Each of Season 3’s divisions will follow a best-of-3 group round-robin structure, from which each territory’s four best performing teams will advance to the Valor Series’ playoffs held live in Sydney, Australia. Dates for the Valor Series inter-regional playoffs have also been confirmed to be April 6-7, which will be taking place at ESL Studio Sydney. More details will follow about how the playoff winners will progress to further international tournaments.
Every division’s prizes will be awarded following the structure below, with an additional overall MVP prize of $5,000 to be awarded to Season 3’s standout player:
- 1st Place: 20,000 US dollars
- 2nd Place: 15,000 US dollars
- 3rd Place: 10,000 US dollars
- 4th Place: 10,000 US dollars
- 5th Place: 6,000 US dollars
- 6th Place: 4,000 US dollars
North America’s group will first meet this Saturday to compete starting at 2:00 p.m. PT, and fans can catch each match of the season live at www.facebook.com/arenaofvalor or directly through the Arena of Valor app itself.
For the latest updates on Valor Series Season 3, be sure to visit https://www.valorseriesesports.com/. For more information on Arena of Valor, visit www.arenaofvalor.com or download the game for free now on iOS, Google Play and Nintendo Switch via the eShop.
About Tencent Games
Tencent Games is the world's largest gaming company by operating revenue. As the world-class gaming division of Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700), the company develops and publishes AAA products for hundreds of millions of gamers on today's most popular platforms. With stakes in Epic Games, Supercell, and Riot, Tencent publishes popular western titles like League of Legends in the Chinese market. Tencent Games is dedicated to creating interactive entertainment experiences that are high in quality, engaging, and fun for a variety of audiences across a multitude of online game products. The company is based in Shenzhen, China and Palo Alto, California.
About Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor is the most popular mobile game in the world. Free to download, the game features an excited and extensive champion roster, including beloved DC characters like Batman and Superman, and lets anyone play 10-15 minute rounds of 5v5 action whenever their schedule allows. With its accessible but uncompromising strategic style of gameplay, Arena of Valor features a refined, intuitive user interface for experienced players and newcomers alike, comprehensive tutorials and practice matches so players can experiment with each champion's ability. Arena of Valor is unparalleled action on your mobile phone, anywhere, anytime.