After many rumors, the 10 million USD tournament of Lien Quan Mobile has been officially replaced by APL 2022.
At the end of 2021, the LQMB fan community was overwhelmed by the announcement of the AWC 2022 (Arena of Valor World Cup) tournament, with a total prize money of up to 10 million USD. That means that 16 teams participating will receive at least 250k USD (~5.9 billion VND).
However, the incident happened in early June, when Tencent suddenly announced the international release of the Honor Of Kings, accompanied by the Honor of Kings World Champion Cup (KCC) tournament with prize money. similar to AWC 2022.
The incident at that time caused a stir among professional teams in Vietnam, so much so that the manager of the Saigon Phantom team – Yamate had to post two status lines within 48 hours to express insecurity and anxiety. for the future of the country’s LMB. At the international level, many teams such as Kaos Next Ruya (Turkey), A Dope Team (Malaysia) chose to withdraw the entire squad from LQMB to focus on key tournaments of the “Honor of Glory”. Kings).
The announcement video sows a lot of hope for Lien Quan Mobile teams
Arena of Valor Premier League (APL) returns:
Although the professional teams have tacitly understood each other since June 2022. But until now, there has been an official announcement from the publisher that AWC 2022 will be replaced by APL 2022.
Specifically, the APL 2022 tournament will return after a 2-year absence due to the COVID-19 epidemic in the form of online competition. APL 2022 will start in November, with 12 teams competing from the following tournaments: ROV Pro League (Thailand), Arena of Fame (Vietnam), Garena Challenger Series (Chinese Taipei), AOV Star League (China) Indonesia). Each tournament will have 3 places to attend, for the Vietnam region – The teams in the top 3 of the 2022 Winter Arena of Fame will participate in APL 2022. On September 25, the playoffs will take place between 4 teams: BOX Gaming, Saigon Phantom, V-Gaming and TDT Esport to choose the last 3 names for the Vietnam region.
Million Dollar Bonus:
After 2 years of being delayed due to the epidemic, APL 2022 has increased the bonus amount to 750k USD (From 350k USD to 1 million USD). This reward is 685k USD lower than the AIC 2022 tournament that took place in mid-June 2022. And of course lower than 9 million USD when compared to the tournament of “brother” King of Glory.
According to Game4V, in the event that AWC 2022 is canceled, the fact that APL has a bonus of more than 20 billion VND will help a lot for the teams still sticking with Lien Quan Mobile, especially the Vietnamese representatives. Because their operating costs can be up to more than 400 million/month (Including salaries for staff, meals, communication costs…).
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