Here's another Valorant esports tournament by ESL that Southeast Asian fans can either watch or join as a posse - the ESL Community Clash, presented by Intel.
The regional competition is an online Valorant community series that will take place in October and November, with two monthly finals in total that conclude each month. Here are the match dates you need to know:
Qualifier #1: 10 October
Qualifier #2: 17 October
Finals: 24 and 25 October
Each finals will adopt the double-elimination bracket, with eight teams battling for the top four spots to advance to the finals. If they fail to make it to the finals in October, they can try again in November but they have to go through the open qualifiers once more.
Qualifier #1: 7 November
Qualifier #2: 14 November
Finals: 21 and 22 November
The entirety of the ESL Community Clash will conclude with a Grand Finals from 27 - 29 November, where the top eight teams will finally battle it out in a double-elimination playoffs for the US$10,000 prize pool, as well as bragging rights as the best Southeast Asian Valorant team.
The tournament is open to anyone in Southeast Asia, except Vietnam, and interested parties can sign up for the qualifiers here.
In other related news, ESL will be hosting the National Open Series, a round of community cups for Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam & Malaysia/Singapore over the next three months. Each month comprises four weekly cups, and a monthly finals where teams can vie for the SG$500 prize pool each month per country. Each month will feature different game titles for every country, with more information on the ESL Play website.
Hot on the heels of Call of Duty: Mobile's (CODM) Clan Invasion tournament, Malaysian fans of the fast-paced mobile shooter stand another chance to be part of its growing esports scene.
The ESL Malaysia Championship 2020 - Call of Duty: Mobile Season 1 will see 16 of the best CODM teams in Malaysia compete for a piece of the RM40,000 prize pool. In addition, the cream of the crop will represent Malaysia at Garena World 2020.
Registration is already open. To be eligible, a Malaysian team must consist of at least four Malaysians residing in the country. There will be two qualifiers, the first on 8 Feb, the second on 15 Feb. Qualifying matches will be best-of-3 (bo3) Single Elimination. Map 1 will be Search and Destroy, played on Crash. Map 2 will be Domination, played on Standoff. Map 3 will be Search and Destroy, played on Firing Range.
The top eight teams from both qualifiers (16 in total) will then advance to the main tournament, which will be a 4-day League Stage. Four teams will then progress to the Playoffs stage on 21 March. The maps and game modes have yet to be announced.
The ESL Malaysia Championship - Call of Duty: Mobile is organised in partnership with Yoodo, who has been supporting the local mobile shooter esports scene. You can visit ESL Malaysia's Facebook page for more info.