Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 PM (GMT + 7)
With a total prize of nearly 12 billion VND, AIC 2020 is one of the international e-sports tournaments with the largest prize money in the mobile MOBA category.
Immediately after the end of the Winter Arena of Fame Finals 2020, the draw ceremony for the international division of the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2020 was held. The 12 best teams from 6 regions include: Vietnam, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, China and South Korea divided into two groups with the results and schedule as follows:
Lottery results split table.
Schedule of teams.
The AIC 2020 group stage officially started from November 19 to 29, 2020 with a total of 30 BO3 matches, each winning one point. The top four teams in each group will advance to the Knock-out round.
The Law “International Ban Pick” (Global Ban Pick) will be applied throughout the tournament to improve the play style and diversity of the championship pool. Accordingly, teams will not be able to re-select the generals they used in the previous games.
However, for BO7 (Best-of-Seven) matches, the international pick ban rule will apply from game 1 to game 6. In game 7 both teams will return to their regular picks and bans, ie can reuse used champions from game 1 to 6.
Journey from the qualifiers to the final.
The Vietnamese representatives attending the AIC 2020 were identified on November 8. Based on the results of the 2018 Winter Arena of Fame tournament, the three best performing teams including Saigon Phantom, BOX Gaming and Team Flash will be seed No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 representing Vietnam respectively in AIC 2020.
The No. 2 seed of Vietnam, BOX Gaming, is considered to be “easy to breathe” if it is not too difficult to play with the right strength when it falls into Group A. Meanwhile, in contrast, Group B is considered to be the death squad with the gathering of big men including Saigon Phantom (the current champion of mobile phone), MAD Team (the current champion of GCS), Talon Esports (seed 1 Thailand), Flash Wolves (2020 APL champions) and Team Flash (2019 AIC champions). The competition for a place in the top 4 is sure to be fierce and unpredictable.
The Knock-out round at AIC 2020 will include the quarterfinals (from December 2 to December 6, 2020) and the semifinals (from December 12 to December 13, 2020), competing in the split-bracket format. win the losing branch. Playing the new format will give teams more chance as they will only be eliminated after losing two games.
The first series of the quarterfinals and the first series in the losing bracket will be played in a BO5 format. All subsequent matches, including the Finals, will be on a BO7 format.
The final match will take place on December 20, 2020 with the knockout format, the winning team will be crowned champion of AIC 2020.
After a year of waiting, AIC 2020 will mark the return of the 1v1 tournament. Starting from the quarterfinals, the audience will witness the performance of players from 8 teams to find the player with the highest skills at AIC 2020. Nunu of Buriram United Esports is the player. holds the title of “King of solo” after winning the 1v1 tournament at AIC 2019.
With a total prize of nearly 12 billion VND, AIC 2020 is one of the international e-sports tournaments with the largest prize money in the mobile MOBA category. The tournament will be held in a completely online form. All matches will be live streamed on multiple streaming platforms and will be commented on in 5 languages: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese.
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