WePlay! and Riot Games have announced a new event in the Valorant Ignition Series: an invitational tournament with 8 teams competing for a $50,000 prize pool.
The current lineup looks like this:
- G2 Esports
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
We all knew it should happen!
Please, meet our first event in cooperation with @riotgames – WePlay! VALORANT Invitational! From July 13th-19th, eight strong teams will fight for a $50k prize pool! Don't miss it!
— WePlay! Esports | #WePlayVALORANT (@WePlayEsport) July 7, 2020
Two teams will have to fight their way through the Open Qualifiers to earn a spot each in the invitational. The Open Qualifier will take place on 13th and 14th from July, featuring two single-elimination brackets. 128 teams will take each other on in Best-of-1 matches, while the final series in each qualifier will be a Best-of-3 affair.
The main event will see all eight teams compete in a swiss bracket Group Stage that will run between 15th and 17th July. Four teams will advance to the Playoffs, with the Group Stage winners seeded into a single-elimination bracket. The Semifinals will follow on 18th July, leaving 19th July for the grand finale.
You can sign up for the Open Qualifiers via the WePlay! website.