Arena of Valor International Championship 2018 entered the final stage, after the first round in playoffs. The Playhouse will take place from December 8th to December 16th in Bangkok. The quarter-finals will be happening in Garena Esports Studio, while semi-finals and finals will be held in Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre, also known as BITEC.
Eight teams qualified for the quarter-finals, bypassing the group stage in the first two positions in corresponding groups. Those teams are Team Flash and OverClockerS from Vietnam, Flash Wolves, and J-Team from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, ahq e-Sports Club from South Korea, and Toyota Diamond Cobra, Bazaar Gaming and Alpha Red from Thailand.
The quarter-final matches were under the rules of best of 5, single elimination. After the quarterfinals, double elimination bracket begins, where winners and losers are divided in the upper and lower bracket. That means that even the teams which lost in the quarterfinals had a chance to win the tournament in the end.
And now for the matches. In the first match of quarterfinals Team Flash defeated Flash Wolves with the result of 3:1. In the second match, ahq e-Sports Club narrowly defeated OverClockerS by 3:2 and they will go against Team Flash in the semi-finals.
In the third quarterfinal match, ALPHA Red team convincingly defeated Bazaar Gaming with 3:0, while J Team won over Toyota Diamond Cobra with 3:1. The second semifinal pair is ALPHA Team and J Team.
Losers from the quarterfinal phase already got themselves $20,000 each, while the rest of the teams are fighting for the prizes in the range from $30,000 to whopping $250,000 for the winner.
Starting from the semi-finals the tournament will move to BITEC building, and we will see the winners and losers fighting for the title of the champion. We will inform you about the further course of the tournament in the next few days.