The Honor of Kings International Championship is just around the corner, and will be held from December 3 to December 30 in Shenzhen, China and Seoul, South Korea, with the KPL teams competing in Shenzhen and non-KPL teams in Seoul. The new competition will be a rebrand of what was known as the Arena of Valor International Championship and will serve as a successor to the World Champion Cup.
This isn’t the only new feature about the competition. It will also launch a new phone device for the tournament known as iQOO 11. Of course, the most interesting feature of any tournament is the teams that take part. eStar Pro (+190), Wolves (+240) and Gank Gaming (+375) will be fancying themselves with great Honor of Kings International Championship title odds, but they’ll get some tough competition from the likes of Weibo Gaming (+650) and Xianyou Gaming (+900).
The 16 teams taking part in the competition are drawn into four groups, with the top two qualifying for the knockout stage, and then have to participate in a best-of-seven single-elimination bracket tournament before ending things with the Ultimate Battle. The Sportsbook will be awarded $3.5 million from an overall prize pool of $10 million.
Who Are The Betting Favorites In The Honor of Kings International Championship Outright Odds?
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Odds as of December 1 at Sportsbook
Favorites To Win In The Honor of Kings International Championship Title Odds
eStar Pro (+190)
eStar Pro heads into this tournament with the best Honor of Kings International Championship title odds for good reason. They’ve been in supreme form of late, managing to win the Honor of Kings Challenger Cup just a few months back.
They also impressed in King Pro League Spring 2022, but aren’t invincible. They were humbled a little in King Pro League Summer 2022, where they were expected to come out on top once again, but ended up in second place to an upcoming Wolves.
Having said that, they’ve been an extremely consistent outfit for a few years – never likely to drop below a certain level. They are a very safe bet.
Wolverhampton Wanderers might not be doing very well in the English Premier League this season, but their esports division has had no trouble in competitive Honor of Kings esports tournaments.
They are a side that could get the better of anyone on their day, and the team has put in a lot of effort and investment to propel themselves to the top of this esport. They were excellent in King Pro League Summer, going above the likes of eStar Pro, and came in second place to the same team in King Pro League Spring.
They are a bit unpredictable, however. They finished in sixth place in last year’s Honor of Kings Challengers Cup, and 5th to 8th in the latest edition of the Honor of Kings Challengers Cup. Unlike eStar Pro, consistency has been an issue for Wolves.
There’s no denying that their ceiling matches eStar Pro, but it’s hard to predict what sort of Wolves will be on show. In a championship like this, they’ll be expected to put their best foot forward.
Value Picks To Win In The Honor of Kings International Championship Outright Odds
Gank Gaming (+375)
Gank Gaming has got a lot of momentum heading into this tournament, and it’s why they are a great wild-card shout for the Honor of Kings International Championship title odds. They were the best team in the Honor of Kings International Championship: Phase 1 qualifiers.
Their run into this tournament will give them a great head start. They are always there and thereabouts in the biggest Honor of Kings tournaments, finishing in third or fourth place, and rarely dropping a level below. Unlike Wolves, consistency has never been an issue, but they have struggled to take that step to the very top.
Betting Strategy for Sportsbooks of the Honor of Kings International Championship
The other teams like Weibo Gaming (+650) and Xianyou Gaming (+900) will have a say in the knockouts, but it’s hard to see them making it all the way to the end with some top teams in their way.
eStar Pro is rightly the Honor of Kings International Championship title odds leader. They truly represent the spirit of champions – always meticulously prepared and calm through all obstacles. Wolves are a very tempting bet – bettors who like a bit of a gamble should certainly put a punt on them.
Gank Gaming has always shown potential, but they have never really been the type to show up when it really matters. The strategy seems pretty clear: eStar Pro is the easy money pick and Wolves is the fun pick.