2022 Honor of Kings Challenger Cup

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[e][h]Honor of Kings Challenger Cup 2022
League Information
Tencent Games
Game version:
China Wuxi
Group Stage
Single Round-robin Bo3

Single Elimination Bo7
Prize Pool:
¥3,500,000 CNY
(≃ $496,888 USD)
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
Number of teams:
Upcoming Matches
WOL WolvesWolvesvs.Weibo GamingWeibo Gaming WB
September 25, 2022 - 11:00 UTC
2022 Honor of Kings Winter Challenger Cup - Playoffs
ESP eStar ProeStar Provs.Gank GamingGank Gaming GK
September 28, 2022 - 11:00 UTC
2022 Honor of Kings Winter Challenger Cup - Playoffs
TBD vs.Mighty Tiger GamingMighty Tiger Gaming MTG
September 29, 2022 - 11:00 UTC
2022 Honor of Kings Winter Challenger Cup - Playoffs

2022 Honor of Kings Challlenger Cup is the second season of Challenger Cup series which is now being the highest tier of Honor of Kings' domestic major tournament as the World Champion Cup series is now the International tournament. This year, each team will be rewarded at least ¥ 100,000 CNY at the Group Stage round and will no longer use the bounty system in the Knockout Stage. The location of the tournament will be soonly announced in the Tencent Esports Conference during July 26-27th, 2022.



  • Group Stage - September 13th, 2022 - September 18th, 2022
    • 12 teams are divided into three groups of 4 teams
    • Single-Round Robin
    • All matches are played in a Bo3
    • Top two teams of each group advance to Knockout Stage
    • Bottom two teams of each group are eliminated

  • Playoffs - September 22nd - October 06th, 2022
    • Champion and Runner-up from KPL Summer 2022 are invited to the Playoffs directly.
    • Single-elimination Bracket
    • All matches are played in a Bo7
    • Ultimate Battle

In Honor of Kings Pro League: Fall 2018, the playoffs round has set the new rules for drafting and using heroes, which is called Global Ban-Pick (also use in AOV Tournament, started in AOG Spring 2019). But their is a special rules which is not same as AOV tournament in the Game 7, called Ultimate Battle.

  • The Ultimate battle will start if there is a tied series in Game 6 after the crystal has been destroyed (3:3).
  • After the crystal been destroyed, the referee will allow the coach, analyst or the other staffs in each team to draft the heroes in Game 7 for 3 minutes. After the time is out, the coach must submit the hero lineups and challenger spells to the referee, and then coach must leave the stage. There will be a penalty if the players don't use the same heroes and challenger spells as the coach submit.
  • The time will be start counting when the coach come to the stage, and the referee will give a signal for the countdown at 1 minute, 30 seconds, and 10 seconds.
  • Each team's hero lineups will not be visible for the opponent team.

Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Host & Interviewer:
    • TBA
  • Analyst Desk:
    • TBA
  • Play-by-Play caster:
    • TBA
  • Color caster:
    • TBA

Prize Pool[edit]

¥3,500,000 (CNY) (~$523,000 USD) are spread among the teams and players as seen below:

(Converted $ USD prizes are based on the exchange rate on Sep 24, 2022: 1 ¥ CNY ≃ 0.14197 $ USD)


Qualified as Date Seeds Teams in contention
Seeded into Playoffs
KPL KPL Summer Champion 2022-06-08 – 2022-09-03 2 WolvesWolves Wolves
KPL KPL Summer Runner-up eStar ProeStar Pro eStar Pro
Seeded into Group Stage
KPL KPL Summer 3rd Place 2022-06-08 – 2022-09-03 4 Weibo GamingWeibo Gaming Weibo Gaming
KPL KPL Summer 4th Place Gank GamingGank Gaming Gank Gaming
KPL KPL Summer 5-6th Place EDward GamingEDward Gaming EDward Gaming
KPL KPL Summer 5-6th Place KuaiShow GamingKuaiShow Gaming KuaiShow Gaming
KGLKGL KGL Summer Champion 2022-06-13 – 2022-08-28 4 Esports of Macau ChinaEsports of Macau China Esports of Macau China
KGLKGL KGL Summer Runner-up Ghost Owl GamingGhost Owl Gaming Ghost Owl Gaming
KGLKGL KGL Summer 3rd Place Mighty Tiger GamingMighty Tiger Gaming Mighty Tiger Gaming
KGLKGL KGL Summer 4th Place WanZhen Esports ClubWanZhen Esports Club WanZhen Esports Club
National Competition National Competition Champion 2022-06-14 – 2022-07-03 4 The YoungThe Young The Young
National Competition National Competition Runner-up BOABOA BOA
National Competition National Competition 3rd Place TC GroupingTC Grouping TC Grouping
National Competition National Competition 4th Place
National Competition National Competition Losing Quarterfinalists
MoonstarMoonstar Moonstar
Yu Ye GamingYu Ye Gaming Yu Ye Gaming
  • Note: teams with a light green background are at least qualified as the seed.

Draw Results[edit]

Group Stage Draw[edit]

  • Twelve teams will be drawn into 3 groups of four teams.
  • The draw will be held on September 9th, 2022 - 20:30 CST.
    • The draw will be split into 2 pools.
      • 1st pool is the participating teams to be drawn.
      • 2nd pool is the team that each team will be drawn.
    • The 1st guest (MengLei) will draw the 1st pool first, then the 2nd guest (Tommy) will draw the 2nd pool to decide the group for each team.
  • Click here to show the Draw Results

Playoffs Draw[edit]

A draw will be conducted in September 18th, 2022, with the top 2 teams from KPL were automatically allocated in Quarterfinal Match 1 and 2, respectively, while the remaining 6 teams advanced from Group Stage will be drawn in this order to determine which teams will face each other and the Playoffs bracket.

Match Draw Position Team #1 Draw Positon Team #2
1 KPL #1 WolvesWolves Wolves A2 (3) Weibo GamingWeibo Gaming Weibo Gaming
2 KPL #2 eStar ProeStar Pro eStar Pro B2 (4) TC GroupingTC Grouping TC Grouping
3 A1 (1) Esports of Macau ChinaEsports of Macau China Esports of Macau China A3 (5) Mighty Tiger GamingMighty Tiger Gaming Mighty Tiger Gaming
4 B1 (2) KuaiShow GamingKuaiShow Gaming KuaiShow Gaming B3 (6) Gank GamingGank Gaming Gank Gaming


Playoffs Teams[edit]

JunglerChina Xxy
MiddleChina Yuese
Main RosterStaff
CChina Liluo
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina Fly
JunglerChina XiaoPang
MiddleChina XiangYu
Bottom LaneChina 1dao
SupportChina fanfan
eStar Pro
MiddleChina FengJie
Bottom LaneChina MingHuai
Main RosterStaff
CChina SK
CChina 770
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina TanRan
JunglerChina HuaHai
MiddleChina QingRong
Bottom LaneChina YZ
SupportChina ZiYang

Group Stage Teams[edit]

Weibo Gaming
MiddleChina STAR
SupportChina Adou
Main RosterStaff
CChina HuaLou
CChina Pomi
CChina BlackSir
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina Zimo
JunglerChina NuanYang
MiddleChina Huajuan
Bottom LaneChina Qiaoxi
SupportChina XingY
Gank Gaming
Bottom LaneChina Xiaodu
SupportChina Yuan
Main RosterStaff
CChina Ze
CChina MAX
CChina Wuhen
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina BaiShou
JunglerChina PengP
MiddleChina QingF
Bottom LaneChina MengLan
SupportChina AGai
KuaiShow Gaming
JunglerChina Wanxing
SupportChina QF
Main RosterStaff
CChina Diandian
CChina Anzhi
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina Aze
JunglerChina Baibai
MiddleChina YiQu
Bottom LaneChina XiaoJiu
SupportChina XiaoA
EDward Gaming
JunglerChina JiaMu
Bottom LaneChina Silver
Main RosterStaff
CChina MFH
CChina HBX
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina NingZhi
JunglerChina Yuan
MiddleChina Ming
Bottom LaneChina Roc
SupportChina YanMeng
Esports of Macau China
Top LaneChina Tongyu
MiddleChina HuaJi
Main RosterStaff
CChina Dada
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina XH
JunglerChina Zijin
MiddleChina CS
Bottom LaneChina Axing
SupportChina XZ
Ghost Owl Gaming
JunglerChina Kunpeng
MiddleChina Calyx
Main RosterStaff
CChina Hungry
CChina YangYang
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina HuiHui
JunglerChina Dong
MiddleChina Panda
Bottom LaneChina Aohan
SupportChina JiuShu
Mighty Tiger Gaming
MiddleChina QY
Bottom LaneChina Liam
Main RosterStaff
CChina NccCc
SChina Bao
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina AGuai
JunglerChina Mitu
MiddleChina Xiaobao
Bottom LaneChina XiaoJiu
SupportChina JiuF
WanZhen Esports Club
Top LaneChina Yutian
MiddleChina Wenxu
Main RosterStaff
CChina Moran
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina Jingfeng
JunglerChina Awen
MiddleChina YouXiu
Bottom LaneChina Xiaoxi
SupportChina Wuji
The Young
Bottom LaneChina Guli
Main RosterStaff
CChina Mantou
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina QingChe
JunglerChina Lele
MiddleChina Xiaoye
Bottom LaneChina Shaoxuan
SupportChina Wanji
JunglerChina Bizhi
Main RosterStaff
CChina Sep
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina Hanxiao
JunglerChina Yushang
MiddleChina Xiaoxing
Bottom LaneChina Xiaotong
SupportChina Mengxi
TC Grouping
SupportChina Dukang
Main RosterStaff
CChina ww
CChina YG
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina Subai
JunglerChina LengMo
MiddleChina ZheShan
Bottom LaneChina Yuqi
SupportChina TiGer
Yu Ye Gaming
MiddleChina XiaoRui
Main RosterStaff
CChina PeiPei
Main RosterSubstitutes
Top LaneChina Qingyu
JunglerChina WA
MiddleChina QM
Bottom LaneChina GM
SupportChina XiaoQiu
1 Moonstar failed to meet the requirements. As a result, one of the 4 losing quarterfinalists is chosen to replace them. However, HGG Gaming, TJ Gaming and Qing Jiu Club also failed to meet the requirements, so Yu Ye Gaming qualified.


Group Stage[edit]

Group A
1.Esports of Macau ChinaEsports of Macau China Esports of Macau China2-15-2+3
2.TC GroupingTC Grouping TC Grouping2-14-2+2
3.Yu Ye GamingYu Ye Gaming Yu Ye Gaming1-22-4-2
4.Ghost Owl GamingGhost Owl Gaming Ghost Owl Gaming1-22-5-3

Group B
1.Mighty Tiger GamingMighty Tiger Gaming Mighty Tiger Gaming2-15-3+2
2.Gank GamingGank Gaming Gank Gaming2-15-3+2
3.EDward GamingEDward Gaming EDward Gaming2-14-3+1
4.The YoungThe Young The Young0-31-6-5

Group C
1.Weibo GamingWeibo Gaming Weibo Gaming3-06-2+4
2.KuaiShow GamingKuaiShow Gaming KuaiShow Gaming2-15-3+2
3.WanZhen Esports ClubWanZhen Esports Club WanZhen Esports Club1-24-5-1
4.BOABOA BOA0-31-6-5

 Click here for detailed results of the Group Stage matches


Quarterfinals (Bo7)
Semifinals (Bo7)
Championship (Bo7)
Weibo GamingWeibo GamingWB
September 25, 2022 - 19:00 CST
Esports of Macau ChinaEsports of Macau ChinaEMC
Mighty Tiger GamingMighty Tiger GamingMTG
September 23, 2022 - 19:00 CST
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Mighty Tiger GamingMighty Tiger GamingMTG
September 29, 2022 - 19:00 CST
eStar ProeStar ProESP
TC GroupingTC GroupingTCG
September 24, 2022 - 19:00 CST
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
KuaiShow GamingKuaiShow GamingKSG
Gank GamingGank GamingGK
September 22, 2022 - 19:00 CST
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5
eStar ProeStar ProESP
Gank GamingGank GamingGK
September 28, 2022 - 19:00 CST
October 6, 2022

Additional Data[edit]


Honor of Kings Challenger Cup/2022/Statistics

Country Representation[edit]