BLAST Twitch Invitational to be the last Ignition Series event of the season
BLAST is finally moving into the Valorant competitive landscape with a brand new event. The BLAST Valorant Twitch Invitational is the first of the new lineup of events organized by BLAST TV and RFRSH Entertainment. The tournament will be taking place in just a few days (11th through 13th of September) with four of the best European teams will competing. A prize pool of €50.000 has been pledged for the participating teams.
This event is the first extension of existing BLAST events. Previously, BLAST hosted some pretty great Dota 2 and CS:GO tournaments and The Ignition series BLAST Valorant Invitational marks the next big addition to their line-up!
Nicolas Estrup the Director of Product and Experience at BLAST said:
“VALORANT has enjoyed record-breaking success since its launch in June and has fast become a fan-favourite – we look forward to showing the community what BLAST can bring to the table with our industry-leading production and popular fan-first approach. This tournament will be the final Ignition Series for European teams and will give viewers the platform to watch some of the world’s best VALORANT talent go head-to-head.”
The BLAST Twitch Invitational Overview
As part of the Ignition series the BLAST Twitch Invitational is an official tournament hosted by RFRSH and sponsored by Twitch, Gilette, and Alienware. It is also the final Ignition Series tournament of the season.
The teams are set to play a double-elimination bracket with all matches played in a best-of-three format, with only the final being best-of-five. As there are only four teams competing, the BLAST Valorant Invitational won’t be a full-day event. Only two matches will be played each day.
The invited teams are G2 Esports, Fun Plus Phoenix, Team Liquid and Ninjas in Pyjamas. All four are arguably the best rated European Valorant squads this year.
The absolute favorites are once again G2 Esports, as they are yet to drop an event. After their previous LVL Clash 2 victory, G2 is now comfortably the best team in Europe when it comes to Valorant. They are yet to lose an event and have dominated the entire season. The remaining squads are also the standard lineup we see at any Ignition Series or European Valorant tournament. Both Liquid (former fish123) and NiP have been among the first teams to enter the scene.
Based on the event format, all four teams are “in the money” regardless of placement. This is a good outcome for maintaining a healthy competitive ecosystem and team stability.
Additionally, you can already grab yourself some BLAST merch at their dedicated Valorant website. The site is likely to become to main hub for all things BLAST and Valorant in the future.
BLAST Twitch Invitational Predictions
For those interested in Valorant Betting, we have a set of predictions that can guide your hand towards a winning betslip.
Based on how the bracket is set up, we expect G2 and NiP to advance forward into the upper bracket final after the initial round. Don’t expect a clean series on both sides as Team Liquid has already caused problems for G2 in the past, while NiP and FPX are on par when it comes to strength curves.
If the initial bracket goes as predicted, we can easily expect Liquid to overcome FPX in the Lower Bracket match and continue all the way through finals over NiP. In the end, G2 vs Liquid final is what we are aiming for with G2 once again asserting their dominance in the EU scene.
If you set a two-fold bet for the two opening matches, you can expect a x3.23 return on your investment at GG.Bet as NiP are not considered favorites in the FPX match.