V Gaming are the champions of the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2022

They took their sweet revenge on ONE Team!

Vietnamese team V Gaming has been crowned as the champions of Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2022 after beating ONE Team with a scoreline of 4-1. The team will be taking home a handsome amount of $700,000 as the tournament champions. The runners-up ONE Team will be heading home with $350,000 as prize money.

V Gaming’s successful run in Arena of Valor (AIC) 2022

Group Stage

After becoming the runners-up of the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2021, V Gaming came into 2022 with a hunger to clinch the trophy this time. The start of the tournament was not so good for V Gaming. In Group Stage Phase 1, they lost two matches, but still qualified for Phase 2 with only one win in their bag. In Phase 2, the team started picking up their form. They topped Group D with 4 points, as they qualified for the Knockout Stage. 

Arena of Valor (AIC) 2022: Knockout Stage

The team had a smooth ride in the knockout stage. V Gaming won their first knockout match with a dominating score of 3-0 against Team Flash.  In their second Knockout stage match, V Gaming faced Group C winner Taiwanese team Bikertopia Esports. They also showed a spirited performance in this match, as they won the game with a scoreline of 4-1 and qualified for the Upper Bracket Final. 

The Upper Bracket Final did not go as expected for the team, as they lost to ONE Team with a scoreline of 4–1. After dropping into the Lower Bracket, V Gaming again faced Bikertopia Esports in the Lower Bracket Final. This time, they got a hard-fought victory with a scoreline of 4-3 and moved to the Grand Finals. 

On the other hand, ONE Team’s journey to the Grand Finals was not so hard. They topped Group B after two phases and qualified for the knockout stage. In the knockout stage, ONE Team showed a dominating performance. ONE Team reached the Grand Finals, without losing any single match. They won every game comfortably against teams like Valencia CF and Talon Esports. 

Sweet revenge of V Gaming in the Grand Finals

V Gaming Arena of Valor AIC 2022
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After a 4-1 loss against ONE Team, V Gaming faced them again in the Grand Finals. Coming into the series, ONE Team was undoubtedly the favorite for the title. But V Gaming was hungry for revenge with a lot of confidence and a peak form. 

V Gaming started the finale with a bad loss. They looked good throughout the match until they made a fatal mistake in the dragon’s cave which wiped out the whole Team. However, the team proved its capability in the next four matches. V Gaming made an outstanding performance in the following games, won the remaining matches, becoming the tournament champions of Arena of Valor (AIC) 2022.

Final Thoughts

V Gaming Arena of Valor AIC 2022 MVP Maris
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The team consisting of BirdLB, QuangHai, Maris, HoàngTĐ, Han had shown a spectacular performance throughout the tournament, and kept their nerves in check, despite going 1-0 down at the start of the final. In addition, Nguyen “Maris” Quoc Huy, V Gaming’s mid laner also became the tournament’s best player (FMVP) with a top performance during his journey to becoming the new king of AIC 2022.

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