In addition to information related to the 2023 Spring Split, information related to the upcoming 2023 APL tournament also received special attention from the public.
Vietnam, April 27, 2023 – Garena officially announced the start of the leading international tournament Arena of Valor Premier League (APL) 2023 from June 9 to July 23. Fans will have the opportunity to watch the dramatic competition live when the best teams gather in Bangkok – the city that has successfully hosted the AIC 2019 international Mobile Alliance tournament.
With the official message of APL 2023 – “Echo of Glory” – Garena looks forward to a stage where fans and professional players can share a vibrant, bustling atmosphere with loud cheers. for the winners. Fans can also witness the growth of their favorite Lien Quan Mobile players as they pass each round and prove themselves to be the best fighters in the international arena.
This year’s APL 2023 tournament also marks the return of the Selection round. Accordingly, a domestic tournament can have up to 4 or more representatives participating in the Group Stage, for AOG – Vietnam, the total number of representatives can be up to 5 teams. Besides, on the closing day of the tournament 23/07, Lien Quan Mobile players can look forward to the Lien Quan festival with a series of interesting events and attractive gifts, along with the launch of the League of Legends. Brand new champion skins!
APL 2023 schedule and format
APL 2023 will start with a Selection round held online for 3 days from June 9 to June 11. The eight teams participating in this round include the 4th and 5th seeds of GCS – Chinese Taipei, RPL – Thailand, AOG – Vietnam, and the two 3rd and 4th seeds of ASL – Indonesia. Within three days, eight teams will compete for three spots in the 2023 APL Group Stage.
Eligible teams will travel to Bangkok, Thailand to compete in the Group Stage from June 28 to July 9. The group stage will be played in a round-robin format, consisting of 14 teams, with the three seeded teams from the Selection round, the three best teams from GCS, RPL and AOG along with the two strongest teams of ASL.The teams will be divided into 2 groups, each group consists of 7 teams and the top 4 teams in each group will advance to the Quarter Finals, which will take place from June 13 to June 16. During this period, 8 teams will compete in the format of the winning bracket to win 4 places to reach the Semi-finals.
The audience can fully expect the thrilling matches, culminating in the semi-finals that will take place from July 22 to July 23 before coming to the Finals held on the same day on July 23. The Semi-Finals will be played in a win-lose format, while the Finals will use a knockout to determine the champion of the tournament.
The draw ceremony for the Selection round will be broadcast live on May 14 on the official channels of Lien Quan Mobile including Fan page of Lien Quan Master, Youtube of Lien Quan Master and AOV TV right after the final match. The Spring of Fame 2023 ends. After that, the audience can watch the draw for the Group Stage taking place on June 11 when the official selection results are announced.
Teams participating in the competition
19 teams will compete at APL 2023, including four from ASL and five from each of the AOG, GCS, and RPL tournaments. The list of representatives attending APL 2023 includes:
Selection Round (8 places to attend):
● AOG – Vietnam: 4th and 5th seeded teams
● ASL – Indonesia: AEsir (AE), Draven (DRV)
● GCS – Chinese Taipei: Hong Kong Attitude (HKA), One Team Esports (ONE)
● RPL – Thái Lan: B Esports x Goldcity (BGC), eArena (EA)
Group stage (11 places to participate directly and 3 places to participate from the Selection round)
● AOG – Vietnam: 1st, 2nd and 3rd seed teams (Results will be updated after the Finals of the Arena of Fame on May 14th)
● ASL – Indonesia: Dewa United Esports (DU), Kagendra (KG)
● GCS – Đài Bắc Trung Hoa: Most Outstanding Player (MOP), BRO Esports (BRO), Flash Wolves (FW)
● RPL – Thái Lan: Bacon Time (BAC), Valencia CF Esports (VCF), Buriram United Esports (BRU)
● Selection Round: Top 3 seeded teams
Although the domestic tournaments ASL – Indonesia and RPL – Thailand have ended, the audience can still continue to watch the most exciting developments of the Arena of Fame (AOG) – Vietnam and GCS – Taipei. China to find the king of these two tournaments. AOG will start the Playoffs and Finals from April 30 to May 14, the rankings of the five AOG representative teams participating in APL 2023 will also be officially revealed. Meanwhile, the GCS Finals taking place on April 29 will be the match of three MOP, BRO and FW teams for the prestigious crown.
Union Army Day
As part of the series of activities to accompany APL 2023, Garena will celebrate the League of Legends festival on July 23 with a series of interactive events, exclusive gifts and the launch of a complete champion skin. new!
Meanwhile, Lien Quan Grandmasters will also be invited to the 5V5 Festival taking place from April 26 to May 31 for a chance to receive free Lauriel and Kahlii skins (for Chinese Taipei, Vietnam, Indonesia) and Krixi and Kahlii costumes (for Thailand). The goal of the 5V5 Festival is towards unity in the Lien Quan Mobile community through a series of exciting activities where everyone can form groups and participate in exciting matches with friends.
The APL 2023 tournament will be broadcast live on Lien Quan Mobile’s official channels including Youtube, Facebook, TikTok and AOV TV. Audiences can also participate in group watching activities organized by popular streamers in the community.