Valorant Premier E7A3 Stage: Schedule, Format, Time, Rewards, More
Is your team prepared?
After successfully hosting the first proper season last act, Valorant Premier E7A3 Stage is set to begin from 1st November onwards, taking place across seven weeks to conclude on 17th December.
This will be the second official season for Valorant Premier and the first in which the top teams that get through will get a chance to feature in a Promotion - Relegation competition held at the end of the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Challengers 2024 Challengers Stage 1 and Stage 2.
Here is everything you need to know about the Valorant Premier E7A3 Stage which has also introduced a few more meaningful changes, further building upon the path to pro.
Valorant Premier E7A3 Stage: Complete Details
After a couple of trials and an official season - Valorant Premier Global Open Beta, Ignition Stage, and Launch Stage, the developers have taken note of what the community had to suggest, creating a refined version of the path to pro service - Valorant Premier E7A3 Stage.
The second official stage of Premier is scheduled to take place from 1st November till the middle of December. All those interested in participating can register their teams or join a lineup until 1st November.
Weekly Matches - 1st November to 16th December
Playoffs - 17th December
The weekly matches of the Valorant Premier E7A3 Stage will cover all seven maps that are currently a part of the competitive pool, testing teams thoroughly.
Week 1 - Split: 1st to 5th November
Week 2 - Sunset: 8th to 12th November
Week 3 - Ascent: 15th to 19th November
Week 4 - Breeze: 22nd to 26th November
Week 5 - Bind: 29th November to 3rd December
Week 6 - Lotus: 6th to 10th December
Week 7 - Haven: 13th to 16th December
Based on the performance of these weekly matches, selected teams will move on to compete in the Playoffs which will take place on 17th December.
All registered teams are allowed to play two matches on each map per week between 19:00 and 21:00 based on a player's region. Do keep in mind that the count is reset on every Wednesday.
Note: The weekly matches take place from Wednesday to Sunday with a two-day break on Monday and Tuesday.
The weekly matches will feature the complete competitive map pool across seven weeks, each week featuring one specific map, and a maximum of two matches on it.
Every match in this stage will be a best-of-one, making every win important and each loss a setback.
Weekly Match Win - 100 Premier Points
Weekly Match Loss - 25 Premier Points
Playoffs Match - No Premier Points
To qualify for Playoffs, teams will have to acquire a Premier Score of 675 or greater in the weekly matches.
There are a few new features that have been added to Valorant Premier from this season onwards and all of them have been explained below in brief.
Teams can now queue for practice matches on select non-match days. These games will follow a Premier match structure but will not affect their Premier Scores.
Across all Premier matches, teams will have one timeout per side and an additional timeout during the overtime.
Team Enrollment will now run for one and a half days, all teams created during and before this period will be able to recruit members and participate in Premier at any point in the Stage.
Going forward, teams with higher Premier Scores will have more favorable seeding in the Playoff tournament.
From now on there will be a seeding period of 15 minutes for improved matchmaking. During this time, teams have to lock in and stay queued.
From this Premier Stage onwards, crests will reflect a team's performance which will keep evolving over the entire Stage.
This will be the first season where Valorant Premier will be properly integrated into the VCT Challengers 2024. The top teams will get a chance to compete in the Promotion - Relegation events which will be held at the end of both Stage 1 and Stage 2.
So all those interested in starting their path to pro journey or just having fun with a team of friends can enroll and start playing the upcoming weekly matches.