2022 Honor of Kings Challenger Cup
Single Round-robin Bo3
Single Elimination Bo7
(≃ $496,888 USD)
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
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.
- Host & Interviewer:
- Analyst Desk:
- Play-by-Play caster:
- Color caster:
¥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)
|Group Stage MVPs|
|Qualified as||Date||Seeds||Teams in contention|
|Seeded into Playoffs|
|KPL Summer Champion||2022-06-08 – 2022-09-03||2||Wolves|
|KPL Summer Runner-up||eStar Pro|
|Seeded into Group Stage|
|KPL Summer 3rd Place||2022-06-08 – 2022-09-03||4||Weibo Gaming|
|KPL Summer 4th Place||Gank Gaming|
|KPL Summer 5-6th Place||EDward Gaming|
|KPL Summer 5-6th Place||KuaiShow Gaming|
|KGL Summer Champion||2022-06-13 – 2022-08-28||4||Esports of Macau China|
|KGL Summer Runner-up||Ghost Owl Gaming|
|KGL Summer 3rd Place||Mighty Tiger Gaming|
|KGL Summer 4th Place||WanZhen Esports Club|
|National Competition Champion||2022-06-14 – 2022-07-03||4||The Young|
|National Competition Runner-up||BOA|
|National Competition 3rd Place||TC Grouping|
National Competition Losing Quarterfinalists
Yu Ye Gaming
- Note: teams with a light green background are at least qualified as the seed.
Group Stage Draw
- Twelve teams will be drawn into 3 groups of four teams.
- The draw will be held on September 9th, 2022 - 20:30 CST.
- Click here to show the Draw Results
|Group Stage Draw|
|Group A||Group B||Group C|
|Ghost Owl Gaming||The Young||Weibo Gaming|
|Esports of Macau China||Mighty Tiger Gaming||KuaiShow Gaming|
|Yu Ye Gaming||EDward Gaming||WanZhen Esports Club|
|TC Grouping||Gank Gaming||BOA|
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||Wolves||A2 (3)||Weibo Gaming|
|2||KPL #2||eStar Pro||B2 (4)||TC Grouping|
|3||A1 (1)||Esports of Macau China||A3 (5)||Mighty Tiger Gaming|
|4||B1 (2)||KuaiShow Gaming||B3 (6)||Gank Gaming|
Group Stage Teams
- 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.
|1.||Esports of Macau China||2-1||5-2||+3|
|3.||Yu Ye Gaming||1-2||2-4||-2|
|4.||Ghost Owl Gaming||1-2||2-5||-3|
|1.||Mighty Tiger Gaming||2-1||5-3||+2|
|#||Country / Region||Representation||Players|
|1||China||92 / 92 (100%)||1dao, AGai, AGuai, Adou, Aohan, Awen, Axing, Aze, BaiShou, Baibai, Bizhi, CS, Calyx, Cyq, Dong, Dukang, Fanfan, FengJie, Fly, GM, Guli, Hanxiao, HuaHai, HuaJi, Huajuan, HuiHui, JiaMu, Jingfeng, JiuF, JiuShu, Kunpeng, Lele, LengMo, Liam, MengLan, Mengxi, Ming, MingHuai, Mitu, NingZhi, NuanYang, Panda, PengP, QF, QM, QY, Qiaoxi, QingChe, QingF, QingRong, Qingyu, Roc, STAR, Shaoxuan, Silver, Subai, TanRan, TiGer, Tongyu, WA, Wanji, Wanxing, Wenxu, Wuji, XH, XZ, XiaoA, XiaoJiu, XiaoPang, XiaoQiu, XiaoRui, Xiaobao, Xiaodu, Xiaotong, Xiaoxi, Xiaoxing, Xiaoye, XingY, Xxy, YZ, YanMeng, YiQu, YouXiu, Yuan, Yuese, Yuqi, Yushang, Yutian, ZheShan, ZiYang, Zijin, Zimo|