Asian tournament for leading Chinese mobile video game

Honor of Kings event in June open to 14 countries including Cambodia with winner to compete with Korea King Pro League teams for world champion cup

 

China’s Fighting eSports Group (FEG) announced Tuesday a Silk Road eSports Tournament, an international event based on leading Chinese mobile video game Honor of Kings.


In a statement from Shanghai, the Chinese-Korean venture said the event — supported by the China Culture & Entertainment Industry Association and jointly hosted by Tencent and FEG — would be held from June 1 to 16. The total pool prize is CNY 50,000, it said. 


Fourteen countries

"Players from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Brunei, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are encouraged to register,” FEG said. 


The statement said the tournament would be divided into qualifiers, an elimination stage and a final stage.


"The qualifiers round of 16 teams will be hosted online. Afterwards, 8 teams will advance to elimination stage and 2 teams will proceed to the final stage, which will be hosted in Kuala Lumpur,” the statement said.


Winner to take on Korea King Pro League  

FEG added that the champion would compete with Korea King Pro League (KRKPL) team for the qualifier of Honor of Kings World Champion Cup. The team will have an opportunity to win a total prize of CNY 16 million.


Established in 2018, KRKPL initially involved 8 professional Korean teams. "This year, 2019 KRKPL Spring Season has upgraded to a more internationalized league by attracting 10 teams from Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Europe and US,” the FEG statement said. 

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