Riot Games has announced
First Strike, a new major tournament for its game Valorant.
Whalen “Magus” Rozelle, Senior Director of Global Esports at Riot, .
explained that First Strike will officially
establish regional champions for the game
and described how the tournament will be conducted.
First Strike will launch in the second half of October with regional qualifiers.
Generally, players who are 16-years-old and older with the rank
of Immortal 1 are eligible to compete, .
but Magus advised prospects to closely follow Riot in the coming days for details on the tournament’s rules.
The matches will take place in North America, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Turkey, Asia, Oceania, Brazil and the Middle East.
Riot began establishing Valorant’s esports with the launch of the Ignition Series in July.
With the announcement of
First Strike, Riot seems determined to keep the spark going