Valorant Challengers South Asia 2024: Format, Schedule, Dates, Registration
The regional scene is going to be lit.
NODWIN Gaming in partnership with Riot Games has announced the OMEN Valorant Challengers South Asia 2024 to kick start the new competitive season.
This tournament will pave the way for a South Asian team to climb the ladder up to Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Ascension 2024: Pacific, where they will go up against some of the finest Valorant teams the APAC (Asia Pacific) region has to offer.
After the success of India's first-ever, publisher-backed Valorant tournament, Convergence 2023, Riot aims to offer fans an unparalleled experience by immersing them in unmatched excitement and action.
OMEN Valorant Challengers South Asia 2024 Announced by NODWIN Gaming and Riot Games
OMEN Valorant Challengers South Asia 2024 will feature a total prize pool of $130,000 USD, which roughly translates to INR 1,08,08,207. This will be divided between the various events that will be held from February to July.
This year the tournament will be following a new dual-split format in a bid to enhance the overall competitiveness while also presenting players and teams with a multitude of opportunities to display their skills at the highest level in South Asia.
The upgraded format aims to add extra excitement and strategic depth to the tournament, offering fans an extended period of exhilarating Valorant esports action.
Valorant Challengers South Asia 2024: Format
The first event, Split 1, will now consist of two cups, Cup 1 and Cup 2. After this a Relegation/Promotion event will be played out. This will be followed by Split 2, and then the final event, Split 2 Playoffs will take place, with the winners directly qualifying for VCT Ascension 2024: Pacific.
Both, Cup 1 and Cup 2, will take place offline in front of a live audience. Teams will accumulate points across both these events, based on which the slots for Split 2 will be filled out.
In addition to this, an official transfer window will open between Cup 1 and Cup 2 which will allow teams to make strategic roster changes in an attempt to bolster their lineups.
Talking about the upcoming Relegation/Promotion system which has been incorporated into the tournament flow, post-completion of Split 1, the two bottom-ranked teams will compete against Premier rivals to secure a spot in the main event of Split 2.
Valorant Challengers South Asia 2024: Schedule
Valorant Challengers South Asia 2024 Split 1 | Feb-May
Cup 1 | Jan-March
Open Qualifier | 22nd-26th Jan
Main Event | Feb | 8 Teams
Playoffs | March | 4 Teams
Cup 2 | April-May
Main Event | April-May | 8 Team
Playoffs | May | 4 Teams
Promotion/Relegation Stage | May
Valorant Challengers South Asia 2024 Split 1 | June-July
Regular Season | June-July | 8 Teams
Playoffs | July | 6 Teams
Valorant Challengers South Asia 2024: Registration Details
The registrations for the open qualifiers started on 17th January and are open till 21st January, one day before the qualifiers begin. Those interested can visit the official registration website - VCT NODWIN Gaming.
Just keep in mind the following registration requirements for a team or player.
The minimum individual rank should be Immortal 3 or above.
Apart from this, even a previous season contender rank in Premier would suffice.
Speaking on the OMEN VALORANT Challengers South Asia 2024, Akshat Rathee, Co-Founder and Managing Director of NODWIN Gaming, said, "The OMEN VALORANT Challengers South Asia is a testament to the collaborative efforts of NODWIN Gaming and Riot Games. We are united in our shared goal of advancing the Indian esports scene through a sustainable and adaptable roadmap while delivering exhilarating VALORANT esports action to our community. In its 2024 edition, the VCSA seeks to elevate the fan experience by bringing them closer to the action through multi-city LAN roadshows, and curated content for enhanced esports viewing. The upcoming season has a lot in store, and we are thrilled to bring VCSA 2024 to our community!"
Sukamal Pegu, Esports Lead South Asia of Riot Games, said, “The OMEN VCSA represents the best VALORANT Esports action in the region and we are excited to bring another edition for the fans, together with NODWIN Gaming. Riot’s goal is to bring the VCSA closer to our fans and this fresh design will not only make it more exciting for the viewers but also create more opportunities for the aspiring esports athletes in the region, with the in-game Premier mode leading into our CL ecosystem. Viewers can expect to see not only fan-favorite athletes returning from the 2023 VCSA season but also some fresh talent who can potentially shake things up this year!”
The regional Valorant competitive season is about to kick off and it will be interesting to see what it has to offer and which team comes out on top as the champion, representing the country internationally.