This month, BLAST esports events organizer, known predominantly for its CS:GO tournaments, have joined forces with Twitch to host the BLAST Valorant Twitch Invitational, as part of the Valorant Ignition Series.
Four of Europe’s best Valorant teams will be competing for the grand prize pool of €50,000: G2, FunPlusPhoenix, Ninjas in Pajamas and Team Liquid.
Nicolas Estrup, Product and Experience Director at BLAST, said this about the event:
“VALORANT has enjoyed record-breaking success since its launch in June and has fast become a fan-favorite. We look forward to showing the community what BLAST can bring to the table with our industry-leading production and popular fan-first approach. This tournament will be the final Ignition Series for European teams and will give viewers the platform to watch some of the world’s best VALORANT talent go head-to-head.”
Select your agents and begin your ascent. We are proud to host the next EU Ignition Series, providing you with:
— BLAST VALORANT (@BLASTValorant) September 8, 2020
What BLAST Valorant Twitch Invitational will look like
The event starts on Friday 11th September and foresees three days of action-packed fun. The 3-day event will include exciting competitions and features that BLAST has yet to announce before the opening match.
The broadcasts will be exclusively on BLAST Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/BLASTtv
The event will consist of a double-elimination best-of-three format, and the grand final will be a best-of-five.
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It’s worth remembering that in addition to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, BLAST also made a name for itself by expanding into Dota 2.
Ultimately, BLAST will be using its hosting experience to ensure an innovative and engaging Valorant tournament. This will have a very positive impact on the Twitch platform and especially for fans. In 2020, BLAST tournaments were broadcast worldwide, in 105 countries and to more than 151 million people.
Featured Image Credits: @BLASTValorant