Plans for the Honor of Kings World Champion Cup 2019

Posted on: May 10, 2019 By smartlaunch in News and trends,

Tencent Games has announced plans for its 2019 Honor of Kings World Champion Cup. The company plans to commit a prize pool of USD 2,36M for the tournament series. Tencent stated that the Honor of Kings World Champion Cup is regarded as the “top tier international tournament” in its Honor of Kings tournament system.

The tournament series will be hosted in three different cities. From July 10-21 the group stage of the tournament will be hosted in Seoul, South Korea; from July 27 to August 3, the knockout stage will be hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and the Grand Final will be hosted in the Chinese city of Shenzhen on August 10. The city of Shenzhen is also where Tencent Holding’s HQ is based.

Twelve teams will compete in this tournament and the winner will receive over USD 1M. The top two teams of each King Pro League (KPL) and Korea King Pro League (KRKPL) Spring Season will be directly invited into the tournament. The remaining eight spots will be filled by four KPL teams and four KRKPL teams, with both regions to host their own qualifiers. The KPL qualifier will be hosted in Shanghai, China, from June 6-9. The KRKPL qualifier will be hosted in Seoul, South Korea, from June 24 to July 1.

 

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