Battle for Championship Heats up as Only 4 Teams remain in AIC 2019

Battle for Championship Heats up as Only 4 Teams remain in AIC 2019

Shounak Sengupta
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The Arena of Valor Championship 2019 is down to it's final stages as only 4 teams remain in the 250K USD competition. The quarter finals pitted the 8 of the world's best teams against each other and saw some intense AOV action but as the dust settles some familiar names have found their place in the top 4. 

Vietnamese teams guaranteed a spot in the final

AOV is one of the most popular titles in Vietnam and the region is considered to be extremely strong in a competitive sense. The two representatives from Vietnam, Team Flash and HTVC IGP Gaming have both managed to make it to the semifinals stage and will play against each other. The match up will be a repeat of the AOG Winter finals, which saw Flash edging out HTVC to be crowned as the champions of Vietnam. The match up of course means that we are guaranteed to see a Vietnamese team in the grand finals, which is great for the fans. 

Thailand versus Taiwan

In the second semifinal, we see Thailand top seeds, Buriram Esports take on Taiwan's Hong Kong Attitude. Both teams had relatively comfortable wins in the quarter final stage and are yet to be tested in the playoffs stage. Buriram are one of the rosters who have been using their substitute player to the maximum potential, and seem to have come well prepared into the tournament. It will be interesting to see how they do against a disciplined side, such as HKA. 

The semifinals will kick off on the 23rd of November while the finals takes place on the 24th. Stay tuned for all the updates and news from the event. 

Shounak has been one of AFK Gaming’s longest-serving esports journalists. From Dota, to Counter Strike and now Mobile Titles, you can rely on him to bring you the latest scoop and news from the world of esports.