Last year Logitech G, a brand under Logitech and Valorant publisher Riot Games, announced their partnership to host the Cyber Games Arena Pacific Open+ 2020. This year’s iteration of the tournament is set to kick off on January 16th, 2021, and will last till January 25th, 2021.
Logitech G Valorant Pacific Open+
The upcoming tournament will feature the best players in South-East Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, who will showcase their talent at the regional finals. The regional qualifiers are already underway, and matches will continue until January 15th to finalize the main event's top 16 teams. We have the likes of Team SMG from Singapore and Foxy Araikordai competing in the event. The prize pool of the event is set at $20,000.
11 out of 16 teams have already been confirmed via the regional finals, with more teams set to be finalized before the main event kicks off. The qualifying teams include:
- Foxy Araikordai
- Reality Rift
- Team SMG
- BOOM Esports
- Boss Gold
The event will feature a knockout system with no lower bracket. Winners from the round of 16 will participate in the Quarterfinals, leading up to the semi-finals and finals. The regional qualifiers are being held for Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand from October to December. Two teams are set to qualify from each region.
The winner will take home $8,000, and the runner-up will be awarded $5000. The rest of the prize pool will be distributed to lower seeded teams. The winner and runner-up will also get peripherals from Logitech in addition to the prize money. The tournament's first iteration was won by ahq-Esports Club from Taiwan, with Thai team Attack All Around making it to second place. Attack All Around’s roster left the organization and is now a part of Foxy Araikordai, currently in the tournament's top 16. The first event was part of the Ignition series tournaments held in partnership with Riot Games throughout 2020.
The event is held in partnership with Riot Games and the Cyber Games Arena. It is the first major official Valorant event of 2021, and it will set a precedent for upcoming regional tournaments, including the Valorant First Strike regional qualifiers.