Brazil hosts first official Honor of Kings tournament

Image credit: TiMi Studio/Level Infinite

Tencent Games’ Level Infinite and publisher TiMi Studio have announced its first official Honor of Kings tournament in Brazil.

The Honor of Kings Championship Brazil Qualifier 2022, commencing October 3rd, will feature a $65,000 (~£60,580) prize pool. Moreover, the event grants a spot at the Honor of Kings Championship 2022, the title’s international tournament.

A range of notable Brazilian esports organisations have been confirmed to compete in the tournament. This includes Fluxo, B4, Black Dragons, Vivo Keyd, Netshoes Miners, Red Canids Kalunga, INTZ and Corinthians.

In the official announcement, the high prize pool involved in the game’s ecosystem, especially at its international event, was particularly highlighted. The Honor of Kings Championship 2022 has a $10m (~£9,32m) total prize pool.

The Brazilian qualifier will be cast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch and will involve caster Diego ‘Toboco’ Viamonte, who worked with the Brazilian League of Legends Championship (CBLOL) for eight years, leaving in 2019.

Honor of Kings, which combined with its international brand Arena of Valor, is one of most played mobile MOBA’s in the world. The title is particularly popular in Asia. The Honor of Kings Championship 2022 is a rebrand of the Arena of Valor World Cup (AWC), a new step taken after merging their competitive circuits in September 2021.

This is not the first time an Eastern mobile MOBA game has made moves into Brazil. In June 2021, MOONTON expanded its Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) structure to include the South American country.

The MPL Brazil initially counted on Vivo Keyd and Red Canids Kalunga in the competition, however, both teams abandoned the circuit shortly after the title’s first season. The circuit is still running, featuring organisations such as Rex Regum Qeon (RRQ) Akira and Brazilian teams ZEUS Esports and DreamMax E-Sports.

Victor Frascarelli, Journalist
Victor Frascarelli is a Brazilian esports business journalist focused on the LATAM market. Previously at The Esports Observer for two years, Victor enjoys all things competitive, from League of Legends to football to chess to CS:GO.