The prestigious Arena of Valor World Cup (AWC 2021) is making a big comeback to the esports scene this year, with Garena bringing the best AoV teams together.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Arena of Valor World Cup.
AWC 2021 format
A total of 16 teams from nine different regions will face each other in the Arena of Valor World Cup this year, namely Vietnam (AOG), Chinese Taipei (GCS), Thailand (RPL), Indonesia (ASL), China, Brazil, Japan, MSP (Malaysia-Singapore-Philippines), and Korea.
The Group Stage will be played in a double round-robin format in best-of-two (BO2) series.
The Playoffs (quarterfinals to semifinals) will be played in a double-elimination bracket. Round one of the playoffs adopt a best-of-five (Bo5s) format, while the following rounds will be best-of-sevens (Bo7s).
Unlike the previous AWC competitions, AWC 2021 will be held online.
AWC 2021 schedule
The AWC 2021 on Saturday, June 19. Here is an overview of the tournament’s stages:
- Group Stage – June 19 to 27
- Quarterfinals – June 30 to July 4
- Semifinals – July 10 to July 11
- Grand final – July 18
AWC 2021 bracket and teams
The AWC 2021 qualifier in Thailand officially ended last Sunday, May 30.
Talon Esports and Buriram United were the last two teams to secure their slot for the upcoming international tournament. With these qualified RoV Pro League (RPL) teams, the competition is almost ready to begin.
- Bleach’s Ichigo, Byakuya, and Toshiro are coming to Arena of Valor
- Former EXO member and Chinese singer Z.Tao is now an esports co-CEO
Here is the complete list of the participating teams for AWC 2021 and their respective Group Stage brackets:
- Team Flash
- Dewa United Esports
- MAD Team
- Buriram United Esports
- V Gaming
- Z9 Gaming
- ONE Team Esports
- Team CIV
- Bacon Times
- Saigon Phantom
- Team 3 Stars
- dtac Talon
- Most Outstanding Players
Where to watch AWC 2021
You can catch all the Arena of Valor esports action in five different languages, live on YouTube and Facebook.
Here’s where you can watch AWC 2021 live:
- Thai – Garena RoV Thailand YouTube channel
- Vietnamese – Liên Quân Mobile eSports – Garena YouTube channel
- Taiwanese – Garena 傳說對決 Youtube channel
- Indonesian – Garena AOV Indonesia YouTube channel
- Japanese – 公式チャンネル【伝説対決 -Arena of Valor-】YouTube channel
Who will become the next AWC 2021 champion?
Chinese Taipei and Thailand still have the most formidable Arena of Valor squads. Teams from these two regions stood out during the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) last year.
For this year’s competition, Vietnam remains a strong candidate for the championship. The region’s top-performing teams are AWC defending champions Team Flash, and Arena of Glory (AOG) Winter 2020 champions Saigon Phantom.
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