HoK International Championship Betting Guide – Odds & Insights

Posted on November 30, 2023
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Our HoK International Championship betting guide takes a closer look at the biggest Honor of Kings tournament of the season. Looking at betting sites, event details, markets and its long history, its the ultimate guide.

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Tournament Overview

SeriesKIC
Start Date29th November 2023
End Date30th December 2023
Prize$10,000,000
VenueShanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu - China
Teams16

HoK International Championship Betting Markets

HoK International Championship Betting Guide - Odds & Insights

Considering that the KIC is the top Honor of Kings event of the season, esports betting sites always provide coverage.

This coverage includes offering multiple esports betting markets, such as simple bets and special bets.

Ahead of the event, tournament outright odds are commonplace. For the HoK International Championship 2023, the following match odds are currently available:

  • Wolves (-223) vs AG Super Play (+172)
  • MAS Tigers (+663) vs Talent Gaming (-1250)
  • Hero Jiujing (-1250) vs Impunity (+663)
  • Saigon Phantom (-127) vs B Esports x Hydra (-102)
  • KuaiShow Gaming (-3334) vs B Esports x Hydra (+947)

To learn about other markets, check out our esports odds guide.

Format

HoK International Championship Betting Guide - Odds & Insights

Over multiple stages of competition, the KIC 2023 format is as follows.

Firstly, a Group Stage involves the following at Shanghai:

  • 16 teams with four groups of four teams
  • Double round-robin format with BO2 matches
    • Winning 2-0 = 3 points
    • Drawing 1-1 = 1 point
    • Losing 0-2 = 0 points
  • Top 2 move on to the Knockout Stage
  • Bottom 2 are eliminated

Only the best make it to the Knockout Stage at Shenzhen::

  • Double-elimination bracket
  • BO7 matches

All this builds up to the Grand Final, with a BO7 showdown at the Chengdu Phoenix Hill Sports Park.

KIC 2023 Schedule

HoK International Championship Betting Guide - Odds & Insights

The schedule for this year’s iteration is as follows:

  • Group Stage – November 29th to December 9th
  • Knockout Stage – December 12-24th
  • Grand Finals – December 30th

For a daily schedule for the matches, we recommend checking out socials and esports betting sites.

HoK International Championship Teams

Here’s a look at the teams which have seeded for the HoK International Championship 2023:

SeedingTeam
KPL Summer ChampionTalent Gaming
KPL Circuit PointsWolves
KPL Phase 1 QualifierWeibo Gaming, KuaiShow Gaming
KPL Phase 2 QualifierRogue Warriors, Hero JuiJing, AG Super Play
CHOKBR ChampionKeyd Stars
AOG Winter ChampionSaigon Phantom
GCS Summer ChampionHong Kong Attitude
RPL Winter ChampionTalon Esports
International WildcardSCARZ, MAS Tigers, Impunity, B Esports x Hydra

These teams have seeded into the competition in the Group Stage:

  • Group A – AG Super Play, Talon Esports, Wolves, SCARZ
  • Group B – Rogue Warriors, KuaiShow Gaming, B Esports x Hydra, Saigon Phantom
  • Group C – Hero Jiujing, Weibo Gaming, Hong Kong Attitude, Impunity
  • Group D – MAS Tigers, Talent Gaming, Keyd Stars, ONE Team

Prize Pool

Let’s take a look at how the prize pool is being broken down for the 2023 iteration:

PlacePrize
1st$2,821,470
2nd$1,269,661
3rd$902,870
4th$733,582
5-6th$564,294
7-8th$423,220
9-16th$253,932

History of the HoK International Championship

Iteration of HoK International ChampionshipWinnerRunner-Up
2023TBDTBD
2022EStar Pro Gank Gaming
2021QG HappyGank Gaming
2020Turnso GamingDouyu Gaming
2019EStar ProRogue Warriors
2018QG HappyEStar Pro
2017QG HappyEStar Pro
2016EStar ProAG Super Play

Starting with just a $90,000 prize pool in 2016, the HoK International Championship has blossomed incredibly thanks to the support from the community for its esports tournaments.

Over the years, a number of teams have cemented themselves in the history books of the competition. Namely, the following are the top teams to have ever competed:

  • eStar Pro – Winner of 2016, 2019 and 2022
  • Wolves – Winner of 2017, 2018 and 2021
  • Weibo Gaming – Winner of 2020

Heading into the 2023, the HoK International Championship continues to expand and grow.

Watch the KIC 2023 Live

Here’s a look at the broadcasts available for the HoK International Championship:

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