Buriram United Esports was crowned Arena of Valor World Champion 2021 after winning V Gaming 4-3 in an intense final.
Into the grand finals, the odds are in favor of V Gaming. The Vietnamese team ranked first in the group stage and passed the upper door to reach the final. They also knocked out Buriram once in the group stage.
However, it is clear from the first minutes of the first match that Buriram will have to go through a difficult match. The first match lasted more than 16 minutes, with Buriram coming out on top. However, V Gaming made a swift comeback to win the next three games in the best-of-seven series and put them in the place of the series.
Fans expect this to be the last stage of Buriram. But like the entire tournament, they had another surprise, going on to win their remaining matches and take home the trophy.
Buriram earned $400,000 from a $1 million prize pool, while V Gaming came in with $200,000.
Buriram didn’t have the easiest route in AIC 2021. After finishing third in their group, they came up against Saigon Phantom in the knockout round. Despite winning the first two games of the series, Saigon had a reverse sweep and brought Buriram to the bottom. Buriram persevered past teams like Valencia CF Esports, One Team, Talon Esports and Hong Kong Attitude to reach the finals.
Tencent also revealed more details about Arena of Valor eSports ecosystem for 2022 today. The format of MOBAs is getting bigger and bigger as the company focuses on expanding globally. AIC is being moved from late November to June, while AoV The World Cup (AWC) will take place in October.
https://dotesports.com/mobile/news/buriram-united-wins-arena-of-valor-international-championship-aic-2021 Buriram United win the Arena of Valor International Championship (AIC) 2021