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Valorant Ignition Series 2020: Stream, Format, Schedule

Valorant Ignition Series is announced and it is Riot Games’ first ever foot into developing the esports competitive scene for their FPS title Valorant.

As of now there is a lot of hype about the FPS title from Riot Games that is Valorant. Regardless of being in its earliest stages and not having an esport-explicit structure set up, huge amounts of enormous names from all edges of the esports world rushed to Riot’s high loyalty first person shooter.

Since Riot are formally plunging their toes into Valorant esports, fans from all around the globe will keep an eye to see who will surface as Future Earth’s first victor. The following is all that you have to think about the 2020 Ignition Series.

What is Valorant Ignition Series?

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The Ignition Series is a Riot-accomplice program that intends to “manufacture worldwide acknowledgment for top Valorant experts and pros.” Having collaborated with more than 20 esports occasion coordinators around the globe, the Ignition Series will furnish players with the chance to construct their locale’s impression in Valorant.

Talking in their public statement, Whalen ‘Magnus’ Rozelle (Senior Director of Global Esports at Riot Games) stated: “We expect to see a combination of competitive open qualifiers, show matches, and invitationals featuring top players of the game.”

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With an assortment of competitions on offer, Riot will be supporting Valorant’s serious environment from beginner directly through to the expert level.

Valorant Ignition Series: Stream

Valorant Ignition Series will be live streamed directly to the official Valorant Twitch channel.

Valorant Ignition Series: Format

The Ignition Series will comprise of little, medium and significant competitions.

Every one of these competitions are relied upon to work pair to help Valorant’s worldwide esports environment. An series of tournament will be held in different regions such as:

  • North America
  • Brazil
  • Latin America
  • Korea
  • Japan
  • South-East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • Middle-East

Valorant Ignition Series: Previous events:

G2 Esports Valorant Invitational (Europe, Middle-East & Africa) — June 19-21

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“The G2 Esports Valorant Invitational is coming. Eight brave captains will lead their squads into battle, but with a catch! Captains will not know who they’re playing with until the day before the tournament. Only one team will stand triumphant and ignite the flames of victory. Who will take home the glory?”

  • Event winners: Team Mixwell (Mixwell, davidp, Fit1nho, CREA, Orb).
  • Event MVP: Draken.
Final PlacementTeam NamePrize money (USD)
1stTeam Mixwell$11,210
2ndTeam draken$5,605
3rdTeam ANGE1
3rdTeam Taimou
5thTeam ZeratoR
5thTeam Ex6TenZ
7thTeam arch
7thTeam Izak

RAGE Valorant Tourament (Japan) — June 19-21

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Japan’s biggest esport event – RAGE – will be hosting the first officially licensed Valorant tournament in Japan under the Valorant Ignition Series brand. The tournament will invite 16 teams with established reputation in gameplay and popularity (like DetonatioN Gaming and JUPITER), and they will be competing for the winner-take-all prize of 500,000 Yen.”

  • Event winners: Absolute JUPITER (Laz, crow, barce, takej, Reita, JUNiOR [C])
Final PlacementTeam NamePrize money (USD)
1stAbsolute JUPITER$4,680
2ndLag Gaming
4th Nora-Rengo
5th-8th Sengoku Gaming
DetonatioN Gaming
SunSister Rapid
CYCLOPS Athlete Gaming
ROX Gaming
Crest Gaming
Crazy Raccoon
ShinoBee Gaming

Valorant Ignition Series: Upcoming events

T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Valorant Showdown (North America) — June 26-28

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“T1 and Nerd Street Gamers are excited to announce the first North American event in Riot’s Valorant Ignition Series on June 26 through June 28: Hosted by the T1 Valorant team and powered by Nerd Street Gamers, the tournament provides the rare opportunity for amateurs and aspiring pro gamers to compete against some of the biggest names in gaming.

“Two play-in qualifier events will take place on June 20 and June 21 where teams will compete to secure one of four open spots in the 16-team Showdown and a shot at securing a piece of the $50K prize pool.”

  • Event start: June 26 at 9:00 AM (PT) / 12:00 PM (ET) / 5:00 PM (BST).
  • Number of teams: 16.

Empire Play North African Invitational (Middle-East & North Africa) — June 26-28

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“Get ready for Valorant madness! For the first time, eight of the top North African teams will battle it out during the Empire Play: North Africa Valorant Invitational. Starting on June 26, follow the three days of battle to see who will be the last team standing.”

  • Event start: June 26 at 10:00 AM (PT) / 1:00 PM (ET) / 6:00 PM (BST).
  • Number of teams: 8.

GGTech Valorant Invitational (Latin America) — July 2-3

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“The GGTech Valorant Invitational will feature the top teams from Latin America. The event will feature two invitationals, one for Latin America (North) and another for Latin America (South), with eight participating teams in each. The Finals of the LAS Tournament will be broadcast on July 2 and the finals of the LAN Tournament will be featured on July 3.”

  • Event start: July 3.
  • Number of teams: 8.

Cyber Games Valorant Pacific Open (Asia) — July 3-5

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“This July 3, Cyber Games Arena brings you the Valorant Pacific Open. Over the course of the weekend, qualifiers will take place across Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand. Winners from each qualifier will advance to the Valorant Pacific Open Finals in August.”

  • Event start: July 3.
  • Number of teams: TBD.

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