Ready for some Valorant Esports Action? The time has come for the popular Valorant crowd to join the club of competitive esports. Riot Games announced yesterday the launch of the first-ever Valorant tournament called First Strike.

Produced and operated by Riot Games’ Esports Division, First Strike will consist of several tournaments taking place in several regions across the world, including North America, Turkey, Europe, CIS, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania and Brazil.

Even though very little is still known about the actual structure of the tournaments and the corresponding prizes, the organizers did mention that teams will be able to earn their entry via a series of qualifiers, leading up to the main event. The final round will feature the top 8 teams between the dates of December 3rd and 6th, 2020

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The folks at Riot all agree that Valorant deserves a piece of the esports action cake. According to Whalen Rozelle, Senior Director of Esports, Valorant possesses all the characteristics required of a successful esports franchise: “Valorant is a deeply competitive title with global appeal and the necessary elements to become the next premier sport.

But merit-based reasonings aside, it makes perfect sense that Riot would like to turn their Valorant brand into a massive money-making esports machine, with teams fighting it off all around the globe for juicy prize pots. “Esports remains one of the best investments we can make to support our community,” said Valorant Exec Anna Dunlon – “There is huge demand and hunger for Valorant to be played at a professional level, and we’re so excited to be starting that journey with fans, players and organizations.”

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