Get Ready for the WePlay! Valorant Invitational
Not long after the first players got to test out Valorant, events started popping up all over the place – even prior to the game’s actual release, some events took place. Now it’s time for the bigger leagues to get dirty. In other words, the WePlay! Valorant Invitational.
The tournament will have 8 teams competing for a prize pool of $50.000. It’s also part of the Valorant Ignition series – a tournament series crossing the whole world. Its all sponsored by Riot to draw more attention to their newest game and Valorant Episode 1. In fact, the series is the first Riot-backed event series since the game’s launch!
“The Ignition Series is definitely setting up a standard of play for VALORANT, the likes of which we’ve never seen before, and will undoubtedly begin to influence competitive audiences in their decisions around play.” said Joe Ziegler, the game director at Riot games.
WePlay! Valorant Invitational Tournament Overview
The teams taking part in the event are familiar names to esports betting fans – among others Prodigy, Ninjas in Pyjamas and G2 Esports are playing. Along with them, we’ll be seeing the PartyParrots, fish123 and forZe. The exact line-ups haven’t yet been announced – we do know that players like 1mpala, ANGE1 and mixwell will be taking part for their respective teams.
The last two teams competing will be selected through two open 128 team qualifiers. The qualifying events are to be held on July 13th and 14th respectively. Teams are allowed to participate in both qualifiers, so hopefuls actually have two opportunities to vie for one of the remaining two spots!
The teams will then go through a Swiss bracket group stage – the top four will get to take part in WePlay! Valorant Invitational’s single-elim bracket.
Semifinals will take place on July 18th, with the grand finale the day after, on the 19th. These events will all be Best-of-3 matches, with only the qualifier stages being Bo1 instead. The finales of the qualifiers will also be Bo3, as will everything after them.
If you’re interested in watching or betting on Valorant events, don’t worry – there is plenty more to come in the near future. Just look back at the last big event for a taste of what’s yet to come – the ESPN Valorant Invitational had pros from different games compete to see which game prepped them best for success in Riot’s new game. The answer: CS:GO, Apex and Overwatch.
Who will prevail at the WePlay! Valorant Invitational remains to be seen. What we do know is that all the associated parties are already excited for the event.
“We have been following VALORANT since its announcement, and now welcome the opportunity to apply ourselves in the new title. As usual, we will try to make the event dramatic, unusual, and unforgettable. We’re hoping that VALORANT will enjoy WePlay! Esports’ style and our regular viewers will have fun with the new game.” Said Eugene Shepelev, the Lead esports manager at WePlay! Esports.
If you are seeking to improve your Valorant Ranks, these events should give you an insight into how the “pros do it” and you can adapt your play accordingly.