Riot Games is taking a grassroots approach with developing the Valorant esports scene, and the Ignition Tournament Series is their answer. Small-sized tournaments have been held globally with smaller prize pools. And this week the Asia-Pacific region battled for a $20,000 prize pool in the Pacific Open.
Ahq e-Sports Club and Attack All Around faced off in the Grand Finals of the Pacific Open and went to war. And the teams gave us a grand final that went five full games before the best agents could ascend to 1st place. Ahq cliched the final game on Haven with a convincing 13:8 victory and winning a nice $13,000. Attack All Around's 2nd place finish awarded $5,000.
But before the Grand Final's winner AHQ got the GG, The group stage battles took place on August 17-19. The top teams that dominated the round-robin were:
- BOOM Esports
- Attack All Around
- Ahq e-Sports Club
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AHQ, The Agents with All the Moves
Ahq e-Sports Club sent in their deadliest agents for the Asia-Pacfic Ignition Series by sweeping the playoffs and Groups. They didn't even drop a game on their climb to the grand finals match. Only Attack All Around could stop their momentum taking the grand finals to 5 maps.
Pacific Open Grand Finals Breakdown:
Ahq and AAA trade blows and the map Haven decides it all.
- Bind: ahq 13:7 AAA
- Ascent: ahq 6:13 AAA
- Haven: ahq 8:13 AAA
- Split: ahq 13:8 AAA
- Haven: ahq 13:8 AAA
The playoff brackets show that Ahq is a force to look out for:
The community is hungry for more competitive Valorant as the scene is gaining momentum. We hope for bigger and bigger prize pools. The Ignition Series is a good start and the right direction for Riot games to take this growing competitive scene. I believe competitive games live and die on their esports scene. Riot knows this, and the hype for Valorant pushes forward with Riot supporting its community.