2022 Honor of Kings International Championship (KIC)Post-Tournament
HONOR OF KINGS CROWNS Wuhan.eStarProFIRST PLACE WINNER IN 2022 HONOR OF KINGS INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (KIC2022)WITH A PRIZE POOL OF $10,000,000
YaLLa Esports represented MENA in the global tournament and walked away from the tournament with $250,000 of the prize pool
Honor of Kings released its first esports documentary that captures YaLLa Esports’s journey to KIC2022
January2, 2023 – The 2022Honor of Kings International Championship (KIC2022) has officially come to an end with fierce battles between 16 teams from different parts of the world gathered in Shenzen, China and Seoul, South Korea to compete for the $10,000,000 prize pool.
With a renewed focus on growing a global audience, Honor of Kings is increasing its efforts to reach out to communities in different parts of the world. KIC2022 took place from the December 3to December30 with international teams competing for the crown.
Honor of Kings has crowned Wuhan.eStarProas the KIC2022 Champions along with a prize of $3,500,000. Intheintense matches between the top players of international teams, Foshan.DRG.GKcame in second securing a prize of $1,300,000and Chongqing.Wolves and Beijing.WBcame in third/fourth earning $800,000 each.
Representing the Middle East and North Africa was YaLLa Esports, who won first place in the MENA Qualifier and secured a grand prize of $12,000 which made the team qualify to the world championship amongst global teams.Honor of Kings has rolled out a documentary that captures the journey of YaLLa Esportsfrom the MENA Qualifier to the global tournament, KIC2022. It provides a glimpse through the lens of the players on how Honor of Kingshelped themto build their careers in esports,travel to a new country, win generous prizes and help achieve their dreams.
YaLLa Esports battled their way through KIC2022 against Chinese teams, Edward Gaming and Wolves, and Southeast Asia team, Impunity. YaLLa Esports attended the tournament in South Korea with teams from other markets, like Türkiye, Brazil and LATAM, and walked away with $250,000.
Honor of Kings is the world’s most-played mobile MOBA with 100 million daily players. Everyone can play their styles, utilize their skills and carry the team to victory! Become immersed in the battlefield as you squad up with your friends, choose from unique heroes with amazing skills, and enjoy the extreme fun of fierce team fights.
In 2015, Honor of Kings was released by TiMi Studio Group in China. After years of dedicated work in character designs, worldview narratives, and gameplay upgrades, the game has become the top social entertainment choice in China. Recorded 100 million average daily active users in 2020, the game became the world’s most-played mobile MOBA.
About TiMi Studio Group
TiMi Studio Group, a subsidiary of Tencent Games, is a leading global video game development and operations team that strives to improve global players’ entertainment quality. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, with offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Montreal, Shanghai and Chengdu, TiMi creates high quality, high fidelity and highly creative games across a wide variety of genres and multiple platforms. Founded in 2008, TiMi has developed a string of hit titles including Honor of Kings, Speed Drifters and Arena of Valor. TiMi is also a trusted partner to some of the biggest gaming brands in the world, creating AAA titles such as Call of Duty: Mobile and most recently Pokémon UNITE, the first strategic Pokémon team battle game. To learn more about TiMi, follow @timistudios on Twitter and on LinkedIn.
About Level Infinite
Launched by Tencent Games, Level Infinite is dedicated to delivering high-quality games to a global audience. It operates from bases in Amsterdam and Singapore with staff around the world. To learn more about Level Infinite, visit www.levelinfinite.com, and follow on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.