Valorant India Invitational: Format, teams, prize pool, and more
The first international tournament in South Asia
The inaugural international Valorant competition organized by Galaxy Racer will be held in Hyderabad from November 18 to 20, powered by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), one of the world’s top high-performance and adaptive computing suppliers. The Valorant India Invitational, which attracts a wide range of gaming prowess from across the world, also provides a tremendous prize pool of USD 100,000. Valorant India Invitational is going to be the first-ever international Valorant tournament in South Asia.
Valorant India Invitational: Tournament format
This is the first stage of the tournament where eight teams will be divided into two groups. Each group will include four teams. The teams in the group will fight among themselves in a single round-robin format in this stage. All matches will be held in a Best of 1 (Bo1) format. The top two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs.
The top two teams from each group will qualify for this stage. The Playoffs stage will be held in a single elimination bracket. All matches except the Grand Final will be held in Best of 3 (Bo3) format. The Grand Final will be held in a Best of 5 (Bo5) format.
Valorant India Invitational: Participating teams
Eight teams will be participating in this event. Five teams have been invited and the other three teams qualified for the event through the qualifier events. Here is a complete list of the teams participating in Valorant India Invitational.
- Paper Rex
- Team Secret
- Rex Regum Qeon
- BOOM Esports
- Team Heretics
- Enigma Gaming
- Bleed Esports
Valorant India Invitational: Prize pool
Featuring a plethora of gaming talents from across the globe, Valorant India Invitational also boasts a massive prize pool of USD 100,000. It is South Asia’s first-ever international Valorant tournament and a partnership with AMD resonates with the magnitude of the event. Here is the complete prize pool distribution of the event.
Brand integration has become a vital part of the ever-growing Esports space
AMD, a brand with a strong cultural presence in the gaming industry, has been developing high-performance solutions to improve the gaming ecosystem and get around technological constraints. Due to its history of affiliation with prestigious competitions and several Esports organizations, the brand has a great track record of elevating gaming.
Built on a natural synergy between two international brands, this affiliation perfectly embodies the spirit of Esports and will improve the gaming experience for prominent teams and competitors in the competition.
Brand integration has become a vital part of the ever-growing Esports space as the ‘Tuning into Consumer’ report from FICCI-EY states that the number of brands investing in the industry is expected to reach 100 this year from 72 brands in 2021.
Sharing his views on the association, Mukesh Bajpai, Marketing Head, AMD India said “Gaming has always been a key segment for AMD. Over the years AMD has been designing products that deliver the ultimate, immersive gaming experiences to professional e-sports athletes and gamers. We are thrilled to partner with Galaxy Racer to organize South Asia’s first Valorant India Invitational tournament. This is an exciting opportunity for our brand to demonstrate AMD’s value proposition to India’s top e-sports athletes and enthusiasts. We are looking forward to this collaboration with Galaxy Racer and supporting India’s next generation of gamers.”
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