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Arena of Valor Guide – The Best Heroes to Support the Team

Arena of Valor might just be the best MOBA on mobile, and a ton of people are playing it. The only problem is, everyone wants to play as a carry or other high damage dealing character. While I get the appeal of wanting to lay waste to the enemy team like a perfect killing machine, the key to victory is about having a quality and balanced team, which might require you to play more of a support role. These characters aren’t quite as straightforward as high damage dealers, so check out this handy guide to pick the right support character for you:

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Chinese ‘Arena of Valor’ Player Swaps Teams in $1.2 Million Deal

While Tencent tries to grow the Arena of Valor [Free] esports scene in the west, the Chinese esports scene is on fire right now with a million-dollar player transfer that just took place. Chinese team GK E-sports Club recruited player-coach Zhang “Loa Shuai” Yuchen, a former player for AG Gaming in the Kings Pro League, for 8 million yuan, or about $ 1.2 million USD. He will serve as a player-coach for GK’s Honor of Kings (the Chinese name for Arena of Valor) team. What makes him worth so much? He boasted an average 3.4 kills to 1.8 deaths, and averaged 5.7 assists in a total of 38 matches, helping AG Gaming reach the KPL Playoffs.

According to esports industry analyst Sheng Yi, this is a record for Chinese mobile esports, and likely a record fee for mobile esports in general. This isn’t a record for esports yet, as reports that League of Legends star Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao reportedly had a transfer fee for $ 7.85 million USD.

The Kings Pro League had a crowd of over 11,000 fans attend the 2017 Kings Pro League fall season final in December 2017, with QGhappy defeating XQ to win 1.2 million yuan. The league has existed since 2016, and has seen a meteoric rise in popularity. The game itself does gangbusters business in China, with it being the top-grossing mobile game in 2017, worth $ 1.9 billion according to a Superdata report. It’s not near that level of performance in the west yet, but recent reports have established North American organizations trying to enter the fray with the game’s global expansion of its competitive scene.

While there’s still a lot of development for a western player of Arena of Valor to command a massive transfer fee, Tencent is well-positioned to do so. Not only do they have a ton of money as it is between their successful portfolio of games, they also have experience in running perhaps the biggest esport in the world with the League Championship Series through subsidiary Riot. They might be able to build the culture for a mobile esport to happen on a global scale. But then again, if it doesn’t, well, there’s always the gobs and gobs of money that Honor of Kings brings from China, and the rapidly-growing esports seen there. A game doesn’t have to succeed in America to be a massive business. In fact, the mobile gaming market in China is more than triple the size of the American market.

Still, with companies trying to have the game that becomes the dominant mobile esport, don’t be surprised if more million-dollar deals start to go down, especially if Arena of Valor‘s global expansion winds up succeeding. The game’s focus on competitive play might just make it the title that sees western teams making major money moves in mobile esports. For now, the pressure is on Zhang “Loa Shuai” Yuchen to deliver for GK in the volatile competitive world of Arena of Valor/Honor of Kings.


Tencent-backed ‘Arena of Valor’ World Cup boasts $500,000 purse

Mobile eSports are becoming a big deal. Last year, mobile MOBA Vainglory's big eSports tournament was backed by Amazon. Supercell put on a Clash Royale $ 1 million tournament last summer, too. Now China's Tencent Games is getting in on the action with…
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Tencent Details Massive Global Esports Plan for ‘Arena of Valor’

While Arena of Valor [Free] is bigger than sliced bread in Asian territories, the game hasn’t yet made a similar massive impact on the Western market. You could point your finger at a lot of reasons for this, but the one I find the most reasonable is the stigma towards mobile games from people who would likely really enjoy AoV if they just gave it a try. In Asian countries, hardcore gamers don’t have any problem playing games on their phone, which isn’t really the case here. This week, an insider at Tencent let us in on plans to turn that perception around with a global mobile esports strategy that aims to put mobile esports on par with esports on any other platform.

At the highest level, Arena of Valor is having an LA-based tournament which is going to kick off with over $ 500,000 in prize money, and while the Arena of Valor International Championship typically has been held in southeast Asia, that isn’t always going to be the case. It sounds like they’re going to rotate where this massive event is being held, sort of like the way Blizzard handles their Hearthstone [Free] events.

In North America specifically, we are going to have the Arena of Valor World Cup which sounds like it’s going to be the North American counterpart to the other large events Tencent has done. Pro esports teams are already endorsing and planning on participating in the World Cup like Team Liquid and other recognizable names.

These massive events are intended to be the top of the competitive Arena of Valor pyramid, with many regional and smaller North American tournaments bringing lower-level players into the competitive fold. Tencent is hoping collegiate tournaments spread across the country will bring loads more players into the mobile esports fold as they make the stunning realization that the phone they carry in their pocket is capable of providing a hardcore gaming experience for free.

Will it all work? Who knows! I’m just happy a company with the resources of Tencent is building internal teams to tackle both esports as well as the perception of mobile esports in the North American (and larger global) markets.


Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena: How to grow your monster squad fast

It’s not glamorous work wrangling monsters in Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena, at least to start. The game features legendary creatures like Dracula and Medusa, but they aren’t on your roster when you begin playing, and you could find yourself decidedly underwhelmed by your early game choices.

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Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena: Your guide to monster vs. monster tips and tactics

You’ve played turn-based tactics games on your phone or tablet before. I don’t even need to know you to know that’s true. But have you ever played with a squad full of famous monsters? Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena (which we’re going to call simply Tactical Monsters from here on out) wagers that you have not, and that you’ll have a good time doing it.

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The ‘Arena of Valor’ Switch Beta Kicks off This Weekend

Arena of Valor [Free] is among my favorite games that have been released recently. As I lay out in my review, it really feels like the first mobile MOBA that has really nailed everything that I love about League of Legends (which I suppose makes sense considering Tencent owns them both). Dead set on global domination of the MOBA market, this weekend Tencent is kicking off a European beta of the Switch version of the game.

They’re keeping their cards irritatingly close to their chest on this beta, and we aren’t being included because I’m not in Europe… even though we have staff in Europe, but, hey, whatever. While we won’t have any direct hands-on first impressions of what the game is like on the Switch, I have no doubt there will be loads of people uploading YouTube videos and streaming on Twitch when the beta does go live which will happen between midnight UTC on the 27th and ending at midnight UTC on the 29th.

Tencent is asking everyone involved to send them feedback on the Switch beta, and there’s two places they’re looking for that at: You can either join the Discord for the beta or email them at If you’re not even able to be in the beta because of Tencent’s absurd regional policies, well, that seems like valuable feedback too, at least in my eyes.


Out Now: ‘The Room: Old Sins’, ‘Meteorfall: Journey’, ‘Thumper: Pocket Edition’, ‘Super Fancy Pants Adventure’, ‘Slime Pizza’, ‘Out There Chronicles Ep. 2’, ‘Four Last Things’, ‘Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena’, ‘WayOut’ and More

The App Store is finally in full swing for 2018, and we’ve rounded up all the best new games to release in the past week or so. This week in particular has quite a few pre-order games going live, like Meteorfall: Journey, The Room: Old Sins, Four Last Things, Thumper: Pocket Edition, Super Fancy Pants Adventure, and more. Whew! That’s a loaded list of games by itself, but as usual there’s a ton more interesting stuff in the full list of games below. So check ’em all out and let us know which games you’ll be playing this week.


BlockQuest Maker

iTunes Description

### Create & challenge – new instant death RPG「BQM – BlockQuest Maker」is here ###

Secret doors, falling stones, formidable monsters – fight them all and level up! Solve the mystery box and see what lies ahead! BQM is newest game from BlockQuest series, follow up to great hit, Dungeon of Gravestone, popular puzzle game with and instant death factor!

This time, dungeons and gimmicks got major boost up. It’s no longer, play only game, it is about creating, sharing and challenging players all around the world! Join global fever!

Forum Thread: BQM BlockQuest Maker (by Wonderland Kazakiri)

Buffy Boom

iTunes Description

Buffy Boom is a mobile game with interactive gadgets. We pop of to the colorful pillows on the screen with our fingers. As you pop off to the pillow, the background changes and your score increases. With various combinations (Combo) in the game, scores can increase in a fold. In Buffy Boom we have a green colored bad character which is called Buffy. You can sign in the game via facebook and you can race the highest score with your friends.

Forum Thread: Buffy Boom (by Nort Technology)

Decuria – Crazy 10s Mania

iTunes Description

Decuria is the perfect time killer! It’s about “make 10” puzzle game. Rules are very simple:
1)Merge little numbers till you get 10.
2)Merge identical numbers greater than 10 to get the bigger numbers.

Easy, right? But watch carefully! Coins and Bonuses are here!
The number with a little star is a COIN. Collect coins and use them to get bonuses. 4 various bonuses will help you to reach for the sky!

How far can you get? Accept this Make 10 Challenge!

Forum Thread: Decuria – Crazy 10s Mania (by MIVA Games GmbH)


iTunes Description

Move your dragon along the colored castle tiles to make big matches.

A beautiful puzzle game with unique, simple mechanics. Slide the dragon along color matches of any length to break the castles. Rubble bounces and falls with each move.

A new random dragon hatches from every egg. Beat the level and add the dragon to your collection.

Levels get harder and harder. Match next to chests or brambles to break them. Watch for big black castles, ice blocks, and more!

Forum Thread: DragonBreak (by Headlight Software)

Evilibrium. Legends

iTunes Description

Inspired by art-style and atmosphere of the Darkest Dungeon and books of Howard Lovecraft comes this first adventure in the Evilibrium Universe. The game invites you to the alternate reality at the end of the 19th century full of mystics, adventure, horrific creatures, dark rituals and secret cults. We bring the players to the world where souls are real and material enough to be extracted and used as a source of energy. Souls have become a hard-to-get but expensive merchandise that many desire.

Forum Thread: Evilibrium. Legends (by Orc Work Games, Inc)

Food Pals

iTunes Description

Dash, jump, roll and somersault your way through an amazing journey filled with tricks, traps, and hungry enemies.

Can you find all the hidden foods? They will follow you in a conga line if you do. But beware – the longer the line, the harder it will be to keep them all together.

Forum Thread: Food Pals (By WONDERFUL LASERS)

Four Last Things

iTunes Description

Pilfer from poets, bargain with bishops and serenade the local simpleton on your hapless quest for absolution. Four Last Things is a point-and-click adventure game made from Renaissance-era paintings.

It’s kind of like if Monkey Island had been made in 16th century Flanders, by a time-travelling Monty Python fanboy…

Forum Thread: Four Last Things (by Joe Richardson)

The Game Of Dots

iTunes Description

Addictive logical, dots – puzzle game.

Based on old, logical game played with pencil & paper, “The Game Of Dots.” brings you new, 3D experience in the world of friendly dragon Albert. Passing through the levels you help Albert to bring the colors back to his world…

Simple, but not easy, relaxing but sometimes irritating :), addictive puzzle game. If you like to excercise your brain – this is the game for you.

Forum Thread: The Game Of Dots. (by TGOD Team)

Icy Bounce

iTunes Description

Jump across sinking blocks, win new characters, and beat your friends’ records!

Icy Bounce is a new smash hit that you will never stop playing. Win new characters from our interplanetary company, explore different locations, and embark on an endless arcade journey!

Forum Thread: Icy Bounce (by Dr. Penguin Studio)

Infinite West

iTunes Description

Driven by the brutal murder of both wife and child by a savage gang, a former gunslinger unleashes vengeance in the Wild West.

Infinite West is a turn-based strategy game that is inspired by classic board games, such as Chess.

You will strategically navigate small 7×7 grids to avoid attacks, take out enemies, and gather resources. Every move counts if you want to survive

Forum Thread: Infinite West (by Ape-X)

Knight Maker

iTunes Description

A novice blacksmith and a novice Swordstress pairs up for a successful business!

You, a novice blacksmith, suddenly have to take over you uncle’s smithy.
With the help of the PR Swordstress he hired for the Smithy’s publicity,

Run the Smithy with materials gathered from hunting grounds
And craft stronger equipments to challenge even more dangerous hunting grounds.

You and the Swordstress will have to work together
To make a successful business together as a team!

Forum Thread: Knight Maker (by Magic Cube)

Little Buno

iTunes Description

In Little Buno your goal is to restore the balance of nature that was disrupted by overhunting.. To do so, feed the animals! Another task is to reach your tribe that left its home area after getting attacked by gorillas. All your family and friends are waiting for you.

Little Buno is an adventure game of 60 levels from 3 original worlds. The game features a beautiful story, multiple environments, and animals like gorillas, lions, elephants.

The gameplay is simple and easy to understand, perfect for casual players of all ages! You need to feed the creatures while still avoiding their attacks. The game requires skill and is very thrilling but not violent. Above all, it’s lots of fun for people from young to old.

Forum Thread: Little Buno (by Gecko Studio)

Marshawn Lynch Pro Football

iTunes Description

Exhilarating gameplay and ultra-realistic action, starring NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, in a larger-than-life football arcade game with over the top special effects and stunning console quality graphics.

Hit the field, spin and juke past oncoming defenders, smash through the defense in Beast Mode and take it to the house!

Forum Thread: Marshawn Lynch Pro Football (by Full Fat)


iTunes Description

Aliens are attacking.
How long can you last.

Forum Thread: Meteordodge! (By Clickteam)

Meteorfall: Journey

iTunes Description

Meteorfall is a deck-building roguelike. You’ll choose your class from one of four unique adventurers, and then set out with a deck consisting of some basic attack cards. During the course of your adventure, you’ll be presented with the opportunity to add powerful new cards to your deck.

No adventure would be complete without slaying a few monsters that get in your way. In battle, you’ll draw cards from your ability deck. Each time you draw a card, you’ll be able to swipe right to play the card, or swipe left to skip a turn and regain some stamina.

Forum Thread: Meteorfall: Journey (by Eric Farraro)

Muchos Mineros

iTunes Description

Rescue all 33 Chilean Miners in this Action packed Arcade Adventure mobile mining extravaganza!

33 Chilean Miners are trapped underground & only you can help them escape from the collapsing San José Mine! RUN, JUMP, KART, FLIP & SMASH your way to safety in this crazy new mobile game…

Forum Thread: Muchos Mineros (by Sumting Sumting Software Limited)

My Little Chaser

iTunes Description

I was driving on a sunny day when a strange car came along and cut in front of me. My car crashed into pieces and the car in front disappeared. Wait! He left a clue. I don’t know who you are, but I will find you…

The little cactus goes on a journey to find the strange attacker. Start your pursuit of vengeance using the items on the road as clues. Dodge your obstacles, obtain items, and clear the stages. The driving skills will come naturally to you. Win your way through the VS Mode for an intense competition with other little chasers around the world. Try infinity Mode on an endless road… A battle with yourself!!

You can customize your cars even greater using keys collected in the game. Don’t let my size fool you! Customize your car to equip six skills and upgrade your car~ How about it? Join us in the pursuit of vengeance of the little cactus!

Forum Thread: My Little Chaser (by BEESIDE)

My Momo – Tap Alien

iTunes Description

Here come the cute little guys!

Nurture, manage, battle all at once!

A comic and touching story!

We introduce you, My Momo.

Forum Thread: My Momo ( by SeyeonSoft )

Out There Chronicles Ep. 2

iTunes Description

The next chapter in the highly-anticipated Sci-Fi saga inspired by Out There, the multi-award-winning space exploration game.

After fleeing America in a ramshackle ship, Darius and his ragtag crew crash on a desert planet. He wakes in a sorry state, alone on the purple desert planet.

In this chapter, Darius must survive on a planet almost as unwelcoming as a local population that worships a mysterious Winged God. What happened to his crew? Did Nyx survive? And most importantly, how the hell can he get off this cursed planet?

Forum Thread: Out There Chronicles – Ep. 2 (by Mi-Clos Studio)

Ragnarok Rush

iTunes Description

Rush into a grand new adventure in the world of Ragnarok Online.

Join forces with the world of Ragnarok as the creatures and pets fight alongside you to save the world. Experience a whole new adventure in your hands.

Create new memories with all new exciting battles, glorious new visuals, and a whole new original story-line.

Forum Thread: Ragnarok Rush (by Gravity Interactive)

Rocket Cows

iTunes Description

Destroy all ALIENS in AR!

COWS are ‘udderly’ fed up being abducted and now the aliens have taken the princess!

Strap an EXPLOSIVE ROCKET to your cow and take out those abducting little aliens in this destructive augmented reality game!

Forum Thread: Rocket Cows (by Entity3 Limited)

The Room: Old Sins

iTunes Description

Enter The Room: Old Sins and be transported to a place where tactile exploration meets challenging puzzles and a captivating story.

The sudden disappearance of an ambitious engineer and his high-society wife provokes the hunt for a precious artefact. The trail leads to the attic of their home, and the discovery of an old, peculiar dollhouse…

Explore unsettling locations, follow obscure clues and manipulate bizarre contraptions as you uncover the mysteries within Waldegrave Manor.

Forum Thread: The Room: Old Sins (by Fireproof Games)

Silly Sailing

iTunes Description

Compete against other sassy sailors in this silly sailing game. Use your rudder and sail to find the perfect wind in this tropical paradise.

Race against other players and find out who’s the silliest sailor.

Unlock continuously sillier ships (and shoes) and after a while even ships (and sofas) with multiple sails.

Behind the silly exterior exists a somewhat (not really) realistic sailing simulation.

Forum Thread: Silly Sailing (by Devm Games)

Slime Pizza

iTunes Description

As Slime Pizza’s delivery boy, your ship crash lands and all the pizzas have been scattered!
Collect all the pizza you can, but beware the watchful eye of the planet’s patrol officer!

– Stick to wall Surfaces
– Absorb key items
– Travel across multiple themed levels
– Discover secret rooms
– Avoid a wide range of traps and enemies

Get back on track and make those deliveries happen. The customers are waiting!

Forum Thread: Slime Pizza (by Nitrome)

Soul Magic Online

iTunes Description

A MMORPG that plays on vertical screen! Expedite level up by accomplishing Main Quests!

Soul Magic Online (shortened as SMO) is A social community MMORPG that evolves your character by leveling up. You will acquire various items(weapon&armor) and skills to play Daily Dungeon and Party Dungeon.

Level and make your own character stronger!

Forum Thread: Soul Magic Online (by Treewiz)


iTunes Description

Squidley is a squid who likes to have fun jumping from cloud to cloud.

Help this lively squid jump from cloud to cloud, reaching new heights and adventures along the way. Bouncing along can be dangerous though, because there are many obstacles along the way. Some of the obstacles you might encounter on your journey are flying cats, mean clouds, bandits, and other things to plummet squidley. If squidley hops high enough, maybe he will meet a beautiful butterfly?

Forum Thread: Squidley (by William Hendon)

Stack & Crack

iTunes Description

“Stack & Crack” is a minimalist puzzle game about four Boxies and their interesting interrelationships. Your goal is to guide all the Boxies to the Portal of Light. But, how? Well, download and find out. 😉

Forum Thread: Stack & Crack (by Jambav)

Super Fancy Pants Adventure

iTunes Description

Super Fancy Pants Adventure is a wild free-running adventure with buttery smooth platforming and a slick fountain pen!

Super Fancy Pants Adventure is the culmination of a decade of perfecting the Fancy Pants adventures. For the first time on iOS, here comes Fancy Pants man!

Forum Thread: Super Fancy Pants Adventure (by Kongregate)

Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena

iTunes Description

This is a turn-based, hex grid tactics gameplay with monsters from all time and space. From Franky the Frankenstein, to fantasy monsters like Medusa and Griffin, to culturally established creatures like WuKong and the Mummy, to monsters you’ve never seen before such as Bigfoot and Nobu the ghost samurai. Each monster have their own unique background and jobs. Each monsters have unique skills such as magic skills, physical skills, or even world-ending skills like the nuclear warhead from Dr. Walter’s Mecha Machine.

Forum Thread: Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena (by Camex Games)

Tap Squadron

iTunes Description

Tap through wave after wave of enemy space ships, but don’t go alone! Tap Squadron multiplies your incremental clicker enjoyment by placing up to two other players on your team. Is your progression slowing down a little? Maybe another player will join to help you blast to the next level.

Tap Squadron is a rewarding idle rpg quest, with hundreds of possible power ups, customizable permanent upgrades, resources, four different ship types with unique special abilities, tons of different directions to take your gameplay.

Forum Thread: Tap Squadron (by Martian Arctic Games)

Tents and Trees Puzzles

iTunes Description

Place a tent next to each tree in this original puzzle game! Numbers around the grid tell you how many tents must be placed on each row and column. Be careful, tents can’t touch each other.
Solve all levels with logic only: no random moves!

Forum Thread: Tents and Trees Puzzles (by Frozax Games)

Thumper: Pocket Edition

iTunes Description

Thumper is rhythm violence: classic action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the void and confront a maniacal giant head.

With this special pocket edition, you can play all nine epic levels with one hand.

Hurtle forward, master new moves, and survive terrifying boss battles. Propelled by a pounding original soundtrack, you’ll feel every crushing impact. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must conquer rhythm hell.

Forum Thread: Thumper: Pocket Edition (by Drool LLC)

Utano Princesama: Shining Live

iTunes Description

Enjoy your favorite Utano Princesama songs in this intuitive rhythm game!

Meet the members of leading entertainment company Shining Production’s hottest new group STARISH and the veteran members of QUARTET NIGHT. Communicate with all eleven stars, follow their behind-the-scenes lives in Story mode, and then take to the stage and help them deliver the show of a lifetime! Support your favorite boys as they aim for the top!

Forum Thread: Utano Princesama: Shining Live (by KLab Inc.)


iTunes Description

Team Behind Blyss, Neo Angle, UNWYND comes back with their new puzzler.

Turn off the grid by pushing all the buttons in the right order and find a WayOut of this puzzle. It’s not as easy as it sounds. 😉

Wayout is on the challenging side as compared to our previous games. Casual Puzzle fans will have to scratch their heads every now and then. As for hardcore puzzle fans, this one’s a definite treat.

If you like Wayout, do try our other games.

Forum Thread: WayOut (by Dropout Games)


Here’s How to Unlock Wonder Woman in ‘Arena of Valor’ Right Now

Arena of Valor [Free], the latest mobile MOBA to take iOS devices by storm, finally has its first big licensed character hitting the US version of the title. Starting today, players can start the journey to obtain Wonder Woman, the DC-licensed Amazonian Warrior. Starting today, a multitude of quests are now available that will each bestow Wonder Badges. The quests range from a wide variety of objectives, most of them centered around trying all the different types of battles (3v3, 5v5 etc) as well as objective based quests (Defeat a tower in battle). Unlocking Wonder Woman will require a total of 76 Wonder Badges, meaning that players will need to continually check in on quest statuses and ensure that the login quests are all cashed in as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Wonder Woman as a hero is a Warrior/Control character with a high amount of Constitution and Ability Damage. Her abilities include the Lasso of Truth which stuns enemies and either pulls Wonder Woman to them or them to her depending on how much HP the afflicted enemy has. Other abilities include Sword and Shield and Bracelets of Submission, which both offer additional Control techniques (stunning and slowing). Like a lot of tanks, Wonder Woman certainly has a learning curve but can be an force to be reckon with in the right hands.

Players interested in checking out Wonder Woman should start gathering those Wonder Badges now. Of course, you can always just purchase her straight up now with either a good amount of in-game and premium currency. Either way, be sure to check out our weekly Arena of Valor streams on Twitch for a chance to catch her in action.