Honor of Kings International Championship 2022
The Honor of Kings International Championship 2022 is the all-new World Championship series for Honor of Kings, the series is both rebrand of the Arena of Valor International Championship and the successor of the World Champion Cup.
Following the cancellation of AWC 2022, a convergence World Championship set to featured game contents from both Arena of Valor and Honor of Kings. On October 6th, Honor of Kings announced the foundation of KIC as a new World Championship series.
This tournament will also marked the debut of new tournament phone device - iQOO 11, Which will make its world premiere on December 2nd and debut as the phone device for the tournament which kicks off the day after..
- Group Stage - December 3rd - 13th
- 16 teams will be drawn into 4 groups of 4 teams
- Double Round-Robin format, all matches are played in a Bo2 with Global Ban-Pick Rules
- Winning 2-0 grants 3 points
- Drawing 1-1 grants 1 point
- Losing 0-2 grants 0 points
- Top 2 teams in each group will advance to the Knockout Stage
- Bottom 2 teams in each group will be eliminated
- Knockout Stage - December 16th - 19th, December 24th - 25th and December 30th
- Single-elimination Bracket
- All matches are played in a Bo7
- Global Ban/Pick with
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.
Tournament to run in Global Tournament Version.
- Based on Season 28 Build used in the KPL Summer 2022 with small adjustments
- 97 Heroes are available in this version, Click here to see list of heroes
To be announced
|Picks||Blue Side||Red Side|
|Hero||∑||W||L||WR||%T||∑||W||L||WR||∑||W||L||WR||Played By||Played With||Played Vs.|
|0 games played||0W - 0L (-)||0W - 0L (-)|
|Click here for complete statistics table|
|#||Country / Region||Representation||Players|
|1||China||50 / 91 (55%)||1dao, AGai, Alan, Autumn, BaiShou, Bell, Cat (Chinese Player), Ctboy, Cyq, DFang, Fanfan, Feng, Fengjie, Flower, Fly, GGBOND, HuaHai, HuaJuan, Ice, Jerry, JiuK, Jiuyue, Kuxie, Lingmeng, MengLan, NoFear (Chinese Player), NuanYang, PengP, Qiaoxi, QingF, QingRong, sheepHui, Suisui, TanRan, WeiYang, Weilin, XiHe, XiaoPang, XiaoYing, XingHen, XingY, XiuDouZ, Xxy, YZ, YiAn, Yimen, Yinuo, Yunli, ZiYang, Zimo|
|2||Brazil||8 / 91 (9%)||Dani, ElwindRJ, Fusion, Harus, Kank, Mist, Niap, Sa|
|3||Thailand||6 / 91 (7%)||007x, Ccrushh, HerMeS, MeMarkz, Moss, Summer|
|4||Japan||5 / 91 (5%)||Bots, Ochik2, Rilver, Sho, Yami|
|4||South Korea||5 / 91 (5%)||Fey, Glow, Illusion, JY, Steve|
|6||Myanmar||4 / 91 (4%)||AhXing, Jeremy, Megumi, XHero|
|7||Turkey||3 / 91 (3%)||03.07, Knight, Snape|
|8||Egypt||2 / 91 (2%)||Abdo, Dhoma|
|8||Germany||2 / 91 (2%)||Clyde, Simjo|
|8||Morocco||2 / 91 (2%)||KC, Ray (Moroccan player)|
|8||Uruguay||2 / 91 (2%)||Mengueche, Zelda|
|12||Argentina||1 / 91 (1%)||Sick|
|12||Peru||1 / 91 (1%)||Wang|
- "APL announcement". Garena. 2022-09-24.
- "KIC announcement". Level Infinite. 2022-10-03.
- "iQOO 11将作为2022年王者荣耀世界冠军杯官方比赛用机，强悍登场！12月2日14:30，未来电竞旗舰#iQOO11#带你加冕每个猎杀瞬间，见证王者之巅". iQOO. 2022-12-02.