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Valorant Ignition Series: it already kicked off!
A few days ago, the Valorant Ignition Series was introduced - a tournament ecosystem that will become an official Valorant League. As of yesterday, the North America region is also in the game with the "T1 x Nerd Street Gamers VALORANT Showdown".
The Valorant Ignition Series is just in time to replace the European Football Championship 2020. This weekend Europe will start their tournaments with the "G2 Esports Valorant Invitational" and Japan with the "Rage Valorant Japan Invitational". The BO3 matches will take place at the two outriggers between June 19 and 21.
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Groups, Dates & Live Streams
The G2 Invitational runs over the whole weekend. Of course, we have the schedule here (all times are given in CEST):
Today, June 19 at 15:00 the G2 event began. Eight teams will fight for the European title. This is a bit smaller than the European Championship, but Valorant has two more tournaments up its sleeve. The stream for the current tournament can be found here.
Rage, Japan's biggest esport event, will have two tournament groups competing. There the line-up is much larger with 16 teams. On Sunday the Grand Final will take place here as well and the winner can look forward to 500,000 Japanese yen (€4,170).
With yesterday's announcement of the "T1 x Nerd Street Gamers VALORANT Showdown", North America can now join the official Valorant League. Between June 26 and 28, 16 teams will compete here for the $50,000 prize pool. There will be a qualifying round first.
The Nerd Street Gamers x T1 Valorant Open Qualifier is also open to amateur teams from the NA region. The 64 teams will compete on 20 and 21 June. Four seats from the Open Qualifiers are earmarked for the Main Event. Once that is done, the schedule for the NA tournament will be available. Until then, it is a wait-and-see process.
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