The Esports Club has announced that they will be bumping up the prize pool for the remaining series in the TEC Valorant Challenger Series after the community received the first two events well. Velocity Gaming won the first two tournaments with three more scheduled to take place up till December. Valorant has been the dominant PC esport title in India and has led to the foundation of a budding ecosystem. With Riot Games' plans to launch servers in India and subsequent focus on the region, its looking likely that Valorant has a bright future in the subcontinent.
The prize pool for the Challenger Series 3,4 and 5 have been increased to INR 200,000 from 150,000. This brings the total prize pool of the tournament to INR 900,000. Additionally the success of the tournament has allowed the organizer to being in a new sponsor in the form of Lenovo. Lenovo will be the third sponsor after LG Ultragear and AMD.
Mansoor ‘Nabu’ Ahmed, Director of Esports, The Esports Club said “ The response to the TEC Challenger series has been phenomenal. Valorant in India is at a critical stage of development and we’re happy to be in a position where we can help provide a stable competitive platforms for teams as they gear up for an exciting future in esports.”
Amit Doshi, Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo said “We are committed to providing a premium gaming experience to all our users. The partnership with The Esports Club is one step in that direction. Over the last few years, we have worked on bringing powerful gaming devices to India and creating and supporting multiple platforms for the community to engage in. We recently launched our IdeaPad Gaming 3 Notebook, powered by Ryzen 7 processor built for gamers to support with their gaming and multitasking. We are also gearing up to launch several other gaming notebooks powered with AMD later this year.The TEC Challenger Series for Valorant gives us an amazing platform to reach and engage with the esports community while also contributing to the esports growth in India.”
The registrations for the third edition of the Challenger Series is also open and teams can register till October 11 by visiting the Esports Club website. The TEC Valorant Challenger Series has largely shaped up to be the premier Valorant IP in South Asia for the moment and has all the top teams from the region playing in it. The tournament's open system allows teams of all calibres and skill levels to take part and get a feel of the competitive experience.