Given that January is the off-season for esports, popular streamer Ludwig and former esports player turned streamer Tarik teamed up to bring an event where invited teams took on each other for a whopping $50,000.
Riot got wind of the event and took it under their wing as an official Valorant off-season event. The LAN event brought pro players and popular streamers to compete against each other where some of the big names like TSM, Sentinels and T1 were present.
|Sentinels||TenZ, zekken, depph, Sacy, pANcada, SicK|
|T1||xeta, Munchkin, ban, Sayaplayer, Carpe, Beojum|
|The Guard||valyn, neT, JonahP, trent, tex|
|TSM||seven, corey, gMd, hazed, NaturE|
The two-day LAN event was arguably the most successful offseason Valorant event to date and the viewership numbers are there to justify calling it a success.
The Guard wins $50K Ludwig x Tarik Invitational:
|Placement||Team||Prize Money (USD)|
The Guard came out on top after two action-packed days, taking home the lion’s share of the prize pool, followed by TSM and Sentinels in 2nd and 3rd position. Guard was able to make a comeback out of the lower bracket taking down T1 and Sentinels in the process and ultimately steamrolling TSM to win the grand finals.
Ludwig and tarik, two of the most popular creators hosted the event live-streamed on their respective channels on Twitch and YouTube. Suffice it to say that the event attracted tons of attention from the fans and calling it successful would be an understatement.
SEN and T1 having made major changes across the board gave the fans a first look at how the teams are going to shape up moving forward in the more important events that are scheduled down the line in the coming months.
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