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!