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The Arena of Valor International Championship 2023 started on November 30 and will run till December 24 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Organised by popular online game developer Garena, the Arena of Valor International Championship 2023 is the seventh iteration under the AIC franchise.

The A-Tier eSports tournament has been descaled to feature only teams in the Garena Region for the first time under the AIC franchise.

Furthermore, this will be the first AIC with no involvement from either Level Infinite or TiMi Studios.

Vietnam’s V Gaming won the last edition of the Arena of Valor International Championship in 2022.

Arena of Valor International Championship 2023 schedule and format

The Arena of Valor International Championship 2023 is staged in two phases - Group Stage and Knockout Stage.

The Group Stage of the tournament will be held from November 30 to December 10.

As per the format, the 12 participating teams have been divided into two groups (Group A and Group B) of six teams each.

The Group Stage matches are played in a single-round format in a best-of-three series.

The top four teams from each group will advance to the Knockout Stage.

The Knockout Stage will be held in a double elimination bracket. Knockout Stage Round 1 matches will be played in a best-of-five series while remaining matches will be held in a best-of-seven series. 

All matches are played with Global Ban Pick Rule.

Arena of Valor International Championship 2023 teams

Here are the 12 participants for the Arena of Valor International Championship 2023.

  • Saigon Phantom (AOG Winter)
  • V Gaming (AOG Winter)
  • GG Live (AOG Winter)
  • Hong Kong Attitude (GCS Summer)
  • Flash Wolves (GCS Summer)
  • Bikertopia Esports (GCS Summer)
  • Bacon Time (RPL Winter)
  • Talon Esports (RPL Winter)
  • B Esports x Hydra (RPL Winter)
  • Mahadewa (ASL Winter)
  • Deep Cross Gaming (Wild Card)
  • Valencia CF Esports (Wild Card)

Group A:  B Esports x Hydra, Deep Cross Gaming, GG Live, Hong Kong Attitude, V Gaming, Bikertopia Esports

Group B: Talon Esports, Flash Wolves, Bacon Time, Valencia CF eSports, Saigon Phantom, Mahadewa

Arena of Valor International Championship 2023 prize pool

The Arena of Valor International Championship 2023 has a total prize pool of $500,000. The total prize pool has been decreased from $1,685,000, which was offered last year.

Where to watch Arena of Valor International Championship 2023 live?

Live streaming of the Arena of Valor International Championship 2023 will be available on Garena’s YouTube and Facebook channels.

Photo credit: Alamy

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