The Arena of Valor World Cup begins this evening as Thailand, North America, and Singapore face off in high-stakes group battles for a chance at the $550,000 grand prize. Teams have been placed into four groups, with the top two moving on to the Knockout Stage.

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If you’re watching from home, there are still some prizes to be won. Arena of Valor is hosting Swag Sunday on July 29 - the last day of the World Cup. Players who log in and participate in a match during that day will get a free DC Super Hero or Super-Villain. Arena of Valor is a hugely popular 5v5 MOBA from Tencent that plays a bit like League of Legends but features popular characters from the DC Universe. The game is dominating in China right now, although Tencent is hoping the game will gain similar traction in the west with Arena of Valor’s recent English-language launch and its upcoming Nintendo Switch debut.

You can catch the tournament over on Twitch. Group stages run from July 17 - July 20 and start at 6:00 PM PT.