AoV fans can look forward to weeks of intense mobile MOBA action as the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC 2022) returns later this June, organized by Level Infinite and Garena.
This time around, the top 16 teams around the world will compete for the prestigious international title and a total prize pool of US$2,000,000, the highest in AIC history. The tournament will be divided into three stages — Phase 1 and 2 of the Group Stage and the Knockout Stage.
The tournament features teams from different regions, including the Garena Challenger Series (GCS), RoV Pro League (RPL), Arena of Glory (AOG), AOV Star League (ASL), SEA Wildcard (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines), Brazil, Western Europe, Turkey, Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.
Here’s everything you need to know about AIC 2022 — its schedule, format, prize pool, participating teams, and where to watch the live broadcast.
AIC 2022 schedule, standings, and results
The AIC tournament will take place from June 16 to July 10, divided into four rounds. Here is a brief overview of this year’s AIC:
- Group Stage – June 16 to 19
- Quarter Finals – June 23 to 26
- Semifinals – July 2 to 3
- Grand Finals – July 10
(To be updated)
AIC 2022 Group Stage standings
|Valencia CF Esports||0-0|
|Representative from Arabia Cup||0-0|
|A Dope Team||0-0|
|Representative from Pro League Brasil (Brazil)||0-0|
|Kaos Next Ruya||0-0|
AIC 2022 format
There will be a total of three stages in AIC, namely the Group Stage Phase 1 and 2 and the Knockout Stage.
The 16 participating teams will be divided into four groups in a single best-of-one round-robin format. The top three teams of each group will advance to the next round while the last-placed teams will be eliminated.
The remaining 12 teams will again be divided into four groups, competing in a single round-robin format played in best-of-twos matches with Global Ban-Pick Rules. Teams that win 2-0 will get three points, 1-1 draws will garner one point, and losing 0-2 will result in no points at all. Only the top two teams from each group will qualify for the Knockout Stage.
The remaining eight teams will compete in the double-elimination bracket. Knockout Stage Round 1 matches will be played in best-of-five series, while all other matches will be played in best-of-sevens.
AIC 2022 participating teams
|Saigon Phantom||AOG Spring (Vietnam)|
|V Gaming||AOG Spring (Vietnam)|
|Team Flash||AOG Spring (Vietnam)|
|Bacon Time||RPL Summer (Thailand)|
|Talon Esports||Pro Qualifier Thailand (Thailand)|
|Valencia CF Esports||Pro Qualifier Thailand (Thailand)|
|Bikertopia Esports||GCS Spring (Taiwan)|
|ONE Team||GCS Spring (Taiwan)|
|MAD Team||GCS Spring (Taiwan)|
|Starry Hope||AIC 2022 South Asia Qualifiers (Myanmar)|
|Cruzeiro / INFLUENCE||Pro League Brasil (Brazil)|
|Nova Esports||AIC 2022 Europe Qualifier|
|Kaos Next Ruya||AIC 2022 Turkey Qualifiers (Turkey)|
|A Dope Team||SEA Wild Card Qualifier (USA) Dewa United|
|Dewa United||ASL Spring (Indonesia)|
AIC 2022 prize pool
AIC will have a US$2,000,000 prize pool, with the winning team taking home a whopping US$700,000.