Tencent Planning Global Mobile Esports Tournaments
Tencent is talking on the record about its plans for a series of global mobile esports tournaments, starting with the Arena of Valor World Cup in July. Glixel wrote about the tournament citing sources last week.
Arena of Valor is Tencent's mega-popular 5v5 MOBA for mobile platforms. The World Cup is the North American market's premiere international tournament for the game. It takes place in Los Angeles and offers a more than $500,000 prize pool.
Tencent also plans to roll out a schedule for regionalized and collegiate-level tournaments later this season. More information will be available soon, including ticket sales as well as details on location and registration.