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PH Pro Gaming League to Host PHP 1,500,000 Valorant Tournament

Abhimannu Das
19/Jan/2021 10:01 am

Philippines Pro Gaming League is set to host a PHP 1.5 million Valorant tournament this year.
The event will also feature a Wild Rift tournament but we do not have details regarding the format yet.
The first tournament split kicks off tomorrow and will be held till 24th.

The Philippines Pro Gaming League is set to launch that will feature two mega-tournaments featuring Valorant and Wild Rift for a prize pool of over PHP 1,500,000 ($31,200). There is no official word on the Wild Rift event structure, PGPL has shared details on the Valorant Challengers tournament which will be open to teams from the Philippines only. The first split of the tournament is free to enter and will run from Jan 20th to Jan 24th. 

Valorant 2021 Challengers Overview

The Valorant 2021 Challengers event will be divided into three parts and will last a total of six weeks. The first Challengers tournament will feature an online-only format in accordance with the country’s pandemic safety measures. Two teams will qualify for the Masters event from the first split.  

Mark Navarro of Mineski Philippines revealed "We are excited to develop new gaming talent in the Philippines. As the largest multi-game esports league in the country, we invite all gamers to find their home in the PPGL. In the years to come, we want to take pride in having one of our homegrown talents win it all in the international scene.”

Registration for the second split will run from Jan 20 to Feb 7 and the registration for the third tournament will run from Jan 20 to Feb 25. PPGL has requested participants and fans to follow the PPGL Facebook page. 

Event Format 

Week 1 

  • Registration: January 20-24, 2021
  • Open qualifiers: January 30-31, 2021 (Top 8 teams advance to playoffs; not broadcasted)
  • Playoffs: February 5-7, 2021 (Broadcasted)
  • Prize pool breakdown:
    • 1st place – PHP 20,000  ($400) - Proceeds to Week 02 
    • 2nd place – PHP 10,000 ($200) - Proceeds to Week 02
    • 3rd place – PHP 2,500  ($50) - Proceeds to Week 02 
    • 4th place – PHP 2,500  ($50) - Proceeds to Week 02

Week 2 

  • Registration: January 20-Feb 7, 2021
  • Open qualifiers: February 13-14, 2021  (Top 4 teams advance to playoffs)
  • Playoffs: February 19-21 2021
  • Prize pool breakdown:
    • 1st place – PHP 120,000 ($2500) - Proceeds to Masters
    • 2nd place – PHP 50,000 ($1000) - Proceeds to Week 03 
    • 3rd place – PHP 20,000  ($400) - Proceeds to Week 03
    • 4th place – PHP 20,000  ($400) - Proceeds to Week 03

Week 3

  • Registration: January 20-Feb 21, 2021
  • Open qualifiers: February 27-28, 2021 (Top 5 teams advance to playoffs)
  • Playoffs: March 5-7, 2021
  • Prize pool breakdown:
    • 1st place – PHP 60,000 ($1200) - Proceeds to Masters
    • 2nd place – PHP 30,000($600)
    • 3rd place – PHP 20,000 ($200)
    • 4th place – PHP 20,000 ($200)

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Abhimannu Das is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He is covering content on esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.