Korea wins first Arena of Valor World Cup, takes home $200,000 prize

The inaugural World Cup for the popular title was a success.


After a gripping battle between 12 teams, Korea has taken home a whopping $200,000 during the inaugural Arena of Valor World Cup. After besting Thailand during the best of seven match at the TCL Chinese Theater, Team Korea ended up taking home the trophy and the hefty cash prize.

The global competition saw Korea initially losing to Thailand in the semi-finals stage of the event though the team was ultimately able to defeat Chinese Taipei to face off against Thailand one more time to carry the team home to victory. Lee "Rush" HoYeon was instrumental in the victory, which helped Korea take home a sizable amount of winnings. You can see the match in action slow.

The Arena of Valor World Cup is the game's very first debut in the West as part of the esports realm, and there's definitely going to be a season two coming in the future, according to Ramon Hermann, director of esports at Tencent America.

“Tencent continues to pioneer competitive mobile esports on a global scale with the success of Arena of Valor World Cup,” said Hermann. “Season One of Arena of Valor esports has surpassed all of our expectations, and has paved the way for us to double down on our ambitions moving forward into Season Two and beyond."

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    August 4, 2018 10:02 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Korea wins first Arena of Valor World Cup, takes home $200,000 prize

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      August 4, 2018 10:03 PM

      That's a lot of Won.

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        August 4, 2018 10:08 PM

        A lot of win too.

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          August 4, 2018 10:19 PM

          How I tried to win with ₩on and made college tuition costs lose:

          I once used 100 ₩ coins to pay for doing my laundry in college housing because those coins were near identical dimensions/mass to US quarters. I had a large pile of them I accumulated from my prior trip to South Korea in the summer. Lo and behold it worked! I really only did it every other week since I went home in between and did laundry at home. 100 ₩ was less than 10 cents at the time.

          A couple months later the college started putting up signs saying not to use foreign currency in the laundry machines.

          The next school year the college replaced all the coin pay stations at the laundry machines and copy machines with this new card based system where you had to preload money on to it. I look back on it as my efforts to save a few bucks costing the school thousands, if not tens of thousands, to switch to the card based paying machines and preloading money infrastructure across the campus.

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            August 4, 2018 10:31 PM

            Your college also decided that minor loss on a few loads of laundry was worth buying and implementing an entirely new system.

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            August 5, 2018 1:57 PM

            Awesome win on your part.

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            August 5, 2018 3:12 PM

            One day I will explain why MARTA went to computerized card readers on the buses. I'm pretty sure any statute of limitations is expired.

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