All Valorant Off-Season Events for Asia Pacific

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Valorant Off-Season Events

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Riot Games has officially announced multiple Valorant Off-Season events in partnership with numerous organizations across the world.
The Pacific region features a total of nine off-season events, taking place between October and December.

Riot Games has introduced an all-new franchise format for VCT 2023. This new format will feature 30 franchise teams from three regions: Americas, EMEA, and Pacific. Since the announcement of the 30 teams, all the partnered teams are looking forward to building their new rosters.

But the VCT 2023 will only begin in February 2023 with the VCT Kick-Off tournament. In the meanwhile, to fill this void, Riot Games has announced multiple off-season events. The company revealed that it has partnered with numerous organizations from across the world for third-party leagues for the aforementioned Valorant Off-Season events.

Valorant Off-Season events for Pacific region

TEC Challenger Series

  • Sub-region: South Asia (SA) and Southeast Asia (SEA)

  • Schedule: 29th September - 13th October

  • Prize pool: $30,000 USD

  • The TEC Challenger Series will have separate qualifiers for both South Asia and Southeast Asia. Four teams will qualify from SA and two teams will qualify from SEA with two other teams being invited directly for the group stage.

TEN 5_Valorant Korea vs. Japan Showmatch

  • Sub-region: Korea (KR) vs Japan (JP)

  • Schedule: 3rd October

  • A single-day showmatch event featuring DRX (KR) and Northeption (JP), organized by LOUD Corp.

Valorant India Invitational by Galaxy Racer (GXR)

  • Sub-region: India

  • Schedule: 14th October to 20th November

  • A 3-day brawl, the India Invitational will feature top international teams battling it out for International Competitive Valorant. The main event is scheduled to take place from 18th to 20th November in Hyderabad, India.

Penta Pro Series - Valorant

  • Sub-region: South Asia (SA) and Southeast Asia (SEA)

  • Schedule: 28th October - 18th December

  • The South Asia (SA) & Southeast Asia region tournament will be played over three phases.

  • The first phase - Regional Qualifiers (SA), will have two qualifiers for India, one qualifier for Pakistan and one for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

  • The top 2 teams from each qualifier will proceed to the second phase - Playoffs, from where the top 2 teams will qualify for the Finale. They will be joined by two invited teams from the SEA region for the Finale which will be played in Bengaluru to crown the champion.

TEN 5_ Valorant Korea vs. Japan

  • Sub-region: Korea (KR) and Japan (JP)

  • Schedule: 3rd October

  • It is the second in Korea vs. Japan esports series organized by LOUD Corporation.

  • It will be a rematch of VCT Masters 2's opening match between DRX (KR) and Northeption (JP).

TEN 5_ Valorant Special Match

  • Sub-region: Korea (KR) or APAC

  • Schedule: 4th November

  • It is a special off-season match that takes place in Busan Esports Arena (BRENA).

Gwangju Esports Series (GES) Asia

  • Sub-region: Asia

  • Schedule: 26th November - 27 November

  • GES Asia will invite 4 teams that represent Asia, with the Bo3 single-elimination format where the two semi finals matches will take place on Day 1, and the 3rd place match and the finals will take place on Day 2 (following day).

WCG Rivals - Valorant : Korea vs Japan

  • Sub-region: Korea (KR) and Japan (JP)

  • Schedule: 16th December

  • In the first Rivals event, WCG Rivals : Korea vs Japan, invited Valorant influencers and professionals will compete for their nation's pride and a cash prize.

  • The invitational will be played online for 3 days in total, with Valorant tournament taking place on the first day, 16th December.

Afreeca TV SEA Invitational

  • Sub-region: Southeast Asia

  • Schedule: 29th November - 4th December

During the off-season, when roster changes typically occur, Riot can keep the Valorant scene active with these tournaments. Furthermore, it will also allow all the teams to try out different rosters and strategies. Additionally, it will give tournament organizers great flexibility to experiment with varying styles of events and formats, which should provide more entertaining matches all year.


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