Riot Games’ new esports shooter Valorant has already made a big splash on the esports scene and the company has already organised a number of tournaments, some of which have already been played, as part of the Valorant Ignition Series.
However, a new tournament has just been added to the schedule after Riot joined forced with PAX to organise the PAX Arena Valorant Invitational, which will take place from July 22 to 26 in a couple of weeks’ time.
PAX Arena Valorant Invitational Organisation
A total of 16 different professional teams as well as four influencer squads will compete in the event, battling between themselves over a prize pool which has been confirmed at $25,000. The winning team of the tournament will earn $10,000 of that total prize pool.
The tournament will begin with the preliminary stages of the event on the first two days of action and then from the 16 teams, eight will advance into the quarterfinals which will be played on July 25. The semifinals and final will follow on the 25 and 26th July respectively.
The event will be extensively covered across Twitch with both the PAX Arena Twitch Channel and the official Valorant Twitch Channel streaming the games. Individual players participating in the event will also be able to stream their own gameplay on their own individual Twitch channels too.
So far, none of the 16 teams invited to compete in the newly organised event have been confirmed.
This new event will be the second Ignition Series event to take place in North America after the successful T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Valorant Showdown, which took place from June 26 to June 28 and which saw Team SoloMid claim the $25,000 top prize from the $50,000 prize pool.
It is likely that a number of teams that competed in the T1 x Nerd Street event will also be invited to participate in the PAX Arena Valorant Invitational too.
Other Valorant Ignition Series events
A total of six events have already been played as part of the Valorant Ignition Series. Absolute JUPITER won the RAGE Invitational, followed by Team Mixwell winning the G2 Esports Invitational. Divine Vendetta won the Empire Play North Africa Invitational, then came Team SoloMid’s success as mentioned above and this was followed by two GGTech LAN and LAS events, which were won by Estral Esports and Rebirth Esports.
Next up on the schedule is the Vitality European Open, followed by the $50,000 WePlay! Invitational. Then the Gamers Club Ultimate event before the PAX Arena Invitational slots into the schedule after that event.
Four more tournaments, the Order Oceanic Open, RAGE Japan Tournament, Mandatory.gg Cup and the Cyber Games Arena Pacific Open are scheduled for the remainder of the season through towards the end of August.
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