Covid-19 might be blocking some eSports at the moment but Riot Games is pushing ahead with a Valorant tournament. It was announced on June 26th and will be taking place next week Saturday on July 11th. The SEA exclusive event is for Southeast Asian players with players from all over the South-eastern area such as Singapore and Taiwan.
While the event only has SEA players competing, the SEA Invitational will be broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. There will be live broadcasts in English, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia.
Players will be competing for a piece of the US$10,000 prize pool in a single-elimination tournament where teams will be randomly assigned Guardian or Phantom. Teams will then need to compete against the other group to decide who has enough points to proceed to the final.
The times for the Valorant SEA Invitational are GMT +8 and is running on Malaysia Time.
2:00 PM – Livestream Starts
2:20PM – Match 1
3:20PM – Match 2
4:20PM- Match 3
5:40PM- Match 4
6:40PM- Match 5
7:40PM- Match 6
8:40PM- Match ends
More information on the Valorant SEA Invitational match format can be found on the official website here . All teams taking part will win at least US$1,2000 for taking part while the top team from each group will win US$2,000 and the champion will take home US$3,200 instead. This means the winning team will get an additional US$1,200 for winning. Winners will also receive customized rigs that are powered by Intel 10th Gen Gaming CPUs.
Riot Games SEA will be donating US$10,000 to GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund in support of their efforts to stop the spread of the dangerous disease. This is being done as part of the Valorant SEA Invitational event.