Riot Games have been fully committed to elevating the esports community's experience, further evidenced by their latest endeavour to partner with Esports Fight Club (EFC), a worldwide esports & tournament organization platform, for the international Valorant Champions Tour (VCT 2021), particularly the Southeast Asian region.
As the official esports platform for VCT 2021's regionals, the Valorant Challengers, EFC will be producing customised rewards to incentivize viewers and participants to take part in its activities, including redeemable in-game currency, in-game items, and exclusive physical merchandise - all in the name of improving the experience of the Valorant SEA esports community. To prevent fraud from bots and artificial traffic, EFC will be utilising the "Proof of View" technology to ensure up-to-the-numbers viewership.
Of course, this is just one of several efforts by EFC to improve user experience, with tournament management, content and broadcasting in the works as well. The entire initiative is a holistic one, with EFC working with officially licensed operations of each country, such as The Gaming Company (Malaysia and Singapore), Mineski Global (the Philippines), ESL Asia (Thailand), and 1UP Gaming (Indonesia), to bring this to life.
The Valorant Challengers kicked off in February, with the top teams of each region's tiered tournament qualifying for the international Valorant Masters 2021 to face off against other top dogs from other regions. Teams will battle for points to progress to Valorant Champions, with the world's top 16 teams competing for the first-ever Valorant global champions title.
Registration for Stage 3 of the Valorant Challengers begins early next month (July) across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.
Catch the action on Esportsfightclub.com and VCT Challengers regional partner channels at:
● Malaysia and Singapore: https://www.facebook.com/valorant.esports.mysg
● Thailand: https://www.facebook.com/ThaiESL
● Philippines: https://www.facebook.com/ppglgg
● Indonesia: https://www.youtube.com/c/valorantesportsindonesia
After three days of sweat, gunpowder and explosions, The Infinity Esports emerged triumphant to bag the trophy in the PUBG Mobile Professional League Southeast Asia (PMPL SEA) Championship Season 3.
With four Winner Winner Chicken Dinners and 121 kills (totalling up to a whopping 239 points) to their name, they had the highest number of WWCDs and eliminations in the whole competition. They are also the second PUBG Mobile Thai team to win the SEA series, after RRQ Athena in PMCO (PUBG Mobile Club Open) Fall Split SEA Championship 2019. The Infinity Esports were rewarded US$30,000 for their championship title, US$2,000 more for the Chicken Dinners they acquired, and most importantly, they immediately qualify for PMPL SEA Championship Season 4.
nOOzy of The Infinity Esports was awarded the Finals MVP title, giving him an additional US$6,000 for his outstanding performance. He did rake in close to 10,000 damage and 56 kills, 23 more than the second-best fragger, LIVESCAPE's KatouLyssa.
Not so close behind them are EVOS Reborn and Infinity IQ, who are the runner-ups and second-runner ups of the tournament. They earned US$20,000 and US$15,000, respectively, but the Indonesian squad also scored the last set of tickets to the next season of the PMPL SEA Championship. It was a close call for the pair, with AURA Esports and LIVESCAPE close behind before they got knocked out early in the last two games.
Alas, for the Malaysian teams, the rest proved too much for RSG Malaysia, Geek Fam and Dingoz MPX. The PMPL MY/SG Season 3 Finals champions did win one Chicken Dinner that boosted their rankings, and Geek Fam were pretty consistent in most matches. Nevertheless, their country is proud of the hard work they've put in, and wish them the best next season.
16 of the best PUBG Mobile professional esports teams across Southeast Asia competed in PMPL SEA Championship Season 3, battling for the US$150,000 total prize pool and two direct slots to the next season. The regional tournament ran from 21 - 23 May, and was broadcast live on the official PUBG Mobile Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The next official Valorant esports and university-level competitive phase has finally begun with Valorant First Strike, a series of regional tournaments across the globe that includes Malaysian and Singaporean players. (In case you missed it, we actually mentioned this alongside the 1.10 update for Valorant)
Open to both professional and amateur teams, Valorant First Strike: Malaysia/Singapore features a RM20,000 total prize pool, with more than 200 players expected to join the competition. The tournament will be split into three stages: the open qualifiers, group stage and the grand finals, with the final showdown being broadcast online.
The open qualifiers will run from 21 - 22 November, with the grand finals happening on 5 and 6 December.
Valorant First Strike is merely a stepping stone for Riot Games SEA's 2021 Valorant esports and collegiate competitive plans, which is being brought to life by The Gaming Company, an esports & gaming marketing agency in SEA. They'll be handling player recruitment, tournament execution, sponsorships and partnerships, and live broadcast production. So if you're in the SEA region, be prepared for more Valorant esports goodness coming your way very soon!