- The Esports Club announces five month plan for VALORANT tournaments in India.
- The Esports Club Challenger Series will consist of a total of 5 tournaments featuring an INR 7,50,000 prize pool.
- The registrations for the first tournament are currently underway and will go on till 13th August.
The competitive VALORANT scene is slowly growing in India, despite the region not yet having its own dedicated server just yet. Following the announcement of the VALORANT Agni Series 2020 by NODWIN Gaming, Bangalore based esports organizer ‘The Esports Club’ has also announced a five-month plan for VALORANT tournaments within the country through a new IP - ‘The Esports Club Challenger Series’.
The Esports Club Challenger Series
The VALORANT series featuring a total prize pool of INR 7,50,000 will host a total of five events which will be taking place over the next five months. Each month an INR 1,50,000 event will take place, dividing the prize pool equally between each of the five tournaments.
Each tournament will consist of the INR 1.5 Lakh prize pool being divided between the top-eight teams, in addition to which the top three MVPs of each tournament will receive prizes.
The registration for the first of the five tournaments has already begun and interested teams can sign up until 13th August, with the event scheduled to take place from 15th August - 6th September. A maximum of 512 teams can participate in the tournament according to the website. Interested teams can register for the event by clicking here.
[Also Read: NODWIN Gaming Announces VALORANT Agni Series 2020]
This is not the first VALORANT tournament that TEC is organizing as it has previously also conducted the AMD VALORANT Cup which took place from 10th - 19th June featuring a prize pool of INR 70,000. The event had witnessed participation from a total of 384 teams.
Following the success of the previous tournament, TEC is now conducting this event on an even larger scale and according to them it is being conducted in synergy with Riot Games themselves, “to help support the budding esports ecosystem with multiple tournaments and opportunities for players over the next 5 months.”
Sukamal Pegu who is the Regional Publishing Head South Asia for Riot Games said, “We’re thrilled with the response that Valorant has received in the region and we would like to encourage organizations such as ‘The Esports Club’ who are establishing the competitive scene in the community through activities like the TEC Challenger Series.”
Ishaan Arya, Co-Founder & Head of Business Development, The Esports Club, said, “We were thrilled with the response to our last Valorant event. We weren't expecting it to become one of the largest PC esports events in India, in terms of participation. With this new initiative, we hope to give Valorant players in the region a roadmap to keep playing, competing and improving over the next few months as we build an amazing library of content and broadcasts around their journeys”
The future for VALORANT within the country is still uncertain but Riot Games is keen on winning over the audience from the region as they have earlier stated that official servers for Middle East and South Asia will be made available later in 2020.
[Also Read: Riot Games Hints at Indian Servers for VALORANT]