Turkey’s FUT Esports headlines the announced partners.

Level Infinite, Tencent's international gaming arm, launched a new Esports Partnership Program for Honor of Kings. The massively popular MOBA is gearing up for an international launch on June 20. The company is announcing three of the five partners and will reveal two more next week.

Who are the Honor of Kings Partner Teams?

Following the conclusion of the 2024 Honor of Kings Open EMEA Finals Split 1, HoK has announced three of the five Esports partner teams that will receive direct invites to the biggest events.

The teams will hail from Southeast Asia, Brazil, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America, South Korea and Japan. Here are the initial Partnership Program teams:

  • ISURUS (Latin America)
  • FUT Esports (Turkey)
  • TBA (Western Europe)
  • TBA (MENA)

The benefits of the Honor of Kings Esports Partnership Program will include direct invite priority to tournaments and promotional support from HoK's social media channels.

Level Infinite will continue to grow and update the program while actively looking to expand it with more teams. The full list of partnership teams will be announced at the upcoming Gamescom Latam 2024.

Image via Level Infinite
Image via Level Infinite

$15m Investment in HoK Esports

This announcement follows an increased focus on esports from Tencent and Level Infinite. The company announced a $15 Million esports investment in January to fund the growth of the massively popular MOBA. A solid global esports ladder will further fuel the game's popularity with the imminent global launch.

The HoK esports calendar includes multiple massive events in 2024. First up, the Honor of Kings Invitational Season 2 kicks off at the end of June. The event will be the first to feature partner invites for the announced teams. The publisher also penned a deal with the now Saudi-owned Esports World Cup for HoK's inclusion in the event for the next 3 years.

The EWC will host the $3,000,000 Mid-Season Major in Riyadh, featuring the King Pro League Dream Team as the sole Chinese representative.

Stay tuned on esports.gg for more Honor of Kings esports news and guides once the game launches internationally!