ESL Asia and Indofoods teamed up to create Arena of Valor tournament

Feb 15 2019 2 min read

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The tournament organizer ESL and Indonesian food company owned by the Salim Group, Indofoods has announced its the biggest tournament in Southeast Asian region yet in the form of Clash of Nations 2019. The tournament will run from March 29 – 31, in Jakarta, while the Arena of Valor tournament will run alongside the finals of the ESL Indonesia Championship for AoV and Dota 2. The winner of the Indonesian national championship will book a ticket to the Clash of Nations, while the last spot for one of each region - Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia/Singapore - will be available via online qualifiers. The Arena of Valor Clash of Nations 2019 tournament will feature $50K USD in prize money. 

To us, esports is a division of electronic sports that is adored by young generations and we need to push its growth. said Axton Salim, Director of Indofood.

This deal is also important for ESL, while the company will now have a stronger presence in the Southeast Asian and Japan region. 

Nick Vanzetti, Senior Vice President of ESL Asia-Pacific Japan added in the statement:

Clash of Nations marks an exciting time for ESL in Indonesia. With the support shown for our National Championships, we’re thrilled to be able to bring a world-class event to local fans. Our goal is to create opportunities to compete at every level, and the Clash of Nations is the pinnacle of that journey for many competitors.

The mobile esports gaming is very popular in Southeast Asia region, while the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang had more than half of its players (21 million) located in Indonesia, while the Arena of Valor has seen its best results in Vietnam and Thailand. 


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