The MOBA eSports phenomenon Arena of Valor World Cup (AWC) taking place in Los Angeles this July breaks yet another world record. With a jaw-dropping PHP 26,000,000 (USD 550,000) in prize money for the top performing national teams and outstanding individuals, AWC’s prize pool has far surpassed all other competing mobile MOBA games.
12 world-class eSports teams from 9 regions will battle for the glory and bounty in Los Angeles this summer. The 9 regions include Taiwan/Hong Kong /Macau, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore/Malaysia/Philippines, Korea, Europe, North America, and South America. With the introduction of individual and team awards this year, we expect to see even more breathtaking techniques on display and innovative strategies that would redefine the MOBA meta.
The upcoming 2018 AWC sets a new record high for prize pool in the mobile MOBA category at PHP 2, 900,000. This surpasses the current record of PHP 2,600,000 which was also set by Arena of Valor at the 2017 AIC held in Seoul. The increased prize pool for AWC includes PHP 1,000,000 for the champion, PHP 500,000 for the first runner-up and PHP 250,000 for the 3rd and 4th place respectively.
Prize Amount (Teams) Prize Money (PHP) Total (PHP)
1st Place 1 1,000,000 1,000,000
2nd Place 1 500,000 500,000
3rd and 4th Place 2 250,000 500,000
5th – 8th Place 4 100,000 400,000
Other Team Awards
Most Tenacious 1 260,000 260,000
Most Creative 1 260,000 260,000
Single Match Winner 73 26,000 1,898,000
To better improve the spectator experience and reward more teams, AWC will include a “Most Tenacious Team” and “Most Creative Team” award for teams that take mobile gaming to a new height. Also, as an incentive for all teams to go the distance for victory, there will also be a RM2,000 “Single Match Winner” prize for each game!
Award Name Description Prize Money (PHP)
1st 2nd 3rd
MVP Player with most single match MVPs 535,000 N/A
Best Killers Most kills 187,000 133,000 53,000
Best Supports Most assists 187,000 133,000 53,000
Best Damage Maker Total damage/gold 160,000 N/A
Best Tank Damage borne/gold 160,000
Most Creative Player Creative strategy with less popular heroes 80,000
Aside from the teams, individual players will also stand a chance to earn titles like “MVP of AWC”, “Best Killer”, “Best Support”, and “Best Tank”. To further encourage creativity and innovation from these worldclass teams, AWC has established a special prize for players who attempt new strategies with less popular heroes. This will stimulate teams to develop even more unconventional lineups, which will no doubt greatly expand the AOV strategy collection.
For the Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines (MSP) region, the top 4 teams at the upcoming Valor Cup Season 2 will be invited to compete against the Top 4 teams from the recently concluded Valor Cup Season 1 (Clutch Guild, Wil New Era, M8Hexa.PenangFood and Tamago) in the Road to AWC 2018. MSP will appoint the champion of the Road to AWC 2018 as the representative team of the Valiant Server. Follow the event closely through our Garena AOV Facebook fanpage.
Garena AOV can be downloaded through the Google App Store for Android users as well as through the Apple App Store for iOS users.