Earlier today, Tencent laid out its plans for this year's Arena of Valor International Championship, announcing a hefty $600,000 prize pool for competitors to duke it out over.

The championship will see 16 major clubs work their way from regional competitions all the way up to the semifinals and finals in Thailand, set to take place on December 15-16 – tickets for those go on sale November 19th.

The top four teams from the regionals will automatically progress to Thailand while the other 12 will hop on over to Vietnam to compete in a qualifier that's set to begin on November 23rd.

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Fans will likely already know that season 2 of the Valor Series is currently underway, with weekly competitions taking place in the West to decide who will progress to the regional rounds that are scheduled for November 9-10 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Competitors from India will feature for the first time, and roughly three teams from the West will compete, including the Valor Series champions from North American, Latin America, and Europe.

For those not in the know, Arena of Valor is a free-to-play, hero based multiplayer game where players can assume the role of their favourite DC characters, such as Batman and Superman. Rounds are fast and the 5v5 action requires a good deal of strategic teamwork.

So, if you maybe fancy participating in next year's event, you should probably start by downloading the game from the App Store or Google Play.