FEG has announced the official launch of Silk Road Esports Tournament, an Honor of Kings themed international event, which is supported by the China Culture & Entertainment Industry Association and jointly hosted by Tencent and FEG.
Silk Road Esports Tournament, held from June 1 to 16, officially focuses on Honor of Kings and offers a total prize pool of 50,000 CNY. The event covers 14 countries, and players from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Brunei, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are encouraged to register.
The Silk Road Esports Tournament is divided into sections such as qualifiers, elimination stage and the final stage. The qualifiers round of 16 teams will be hosted online. Afterwards, eight teams will advance to elimination stage and two teams will proceed to the final stage, which will be hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The champion of the Silk Road Esports Tournament will compete with the KRKPL (Korea King Pro League) teams for the qualifier of Honor of Kings World Champion Cup. Also, the team will have an opportunity to win a total prize of 16 million CNY.
Honor of Kings is the most popular mobile game in China, and the official esports league-KPL (King Pro League) also boosts the esports market. In 2018, KPL expanded its overseas league-KRKPL (Korea King Pro League). The inaugural KRKPL included the participation of 8 professional Korean teams. This year, 2019 KRKPL Spring Season has upgraded to a more internationalized league by attracting 10 teams from Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Europe and US.