Nodwin Gaming, South Asia’s leading esports company has announced the launch of VALORANT Conquerors Championship a qualifying tournament for the south asian players. The teams would qualify for the APAC Last Chance Qualifiers as part of the 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour. According to the official press release, teams will compete in multiple sub-regional qualifiers from which the winning team will make their way to the APAC Last Chance Qualifier.
Riot Games, launched a new shooter game called VALORANT on June 2, 2020. The game’s unique concept with precise gunplay and various agent abilities helped it boost and become one of the most played FPS shooter game. Seeing the success of the game, Riot Games entered into the esports ecosystem with the announcement of “Valorant Champions Tour 2021”.
It is a year-long, global circuit featuring three levels of competition: Challengers, Masters, and Champions. Till date, the season-long competition tour featured teams from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. With no slot for the South Asian region, the teams didn’t got the platform to showcase their skills at the global level. With South Asia serving as a rapidly growing hub of VALORANT esports, Riot Games and Nodwin Gaming together formed a path to the global esports circuit.
“This is a great opportunity for the entire VALORANT ecosystem in South Asia to catapult itself to stardom. A representation in the Last Chance Qualifier is much deserved looking at the richness of the community and the amount of buzz it has created in the last year. We and our friends at Riot Games have worked together to build this ladder that connects South Asia to the global roadmap of VALORANT esports, that is the VCT 2021. Looking forward to a great competition.,” said Mr Akshat Rathee, MD & Co-Founder, NODWIN Gaming.
“We at Riot Games have been listening to our fanbase in South Asia and the growing demand to include the region in our VCT 2021 roadmap. This is our first step in unlocking esports for the region. We are very impressed with NODWIN Gaming’s portfolio of esports events and their support for VALORANT in the region and we have full confidence in their ability to deliver a world-class VALORANT event for our competitive players here”, said Sukamal Pegu, Publishing Leader, India & South Asia, Riot Games
ABOUT THE EVENT
The registrations for the VALORANT Conquerors Championship will start from 15 June onwards. All teams will compete in multiple sub-regional qualifiers for a prize pool of INR 25 Lacs (33,000 USD) under the South Asian region. Here is the list of 6 sub-regions.
- Pakistan & Afghanistan
- Sri Lanka & Maldives
- Nepal & Bhutan
Each region will have a fixed number of slots which will be filled through online registrations. Online qualify matches will be played among all the teams which will further go through the playoffs round. The playoffs round will act as seeding to the grand finals. The winning team will make their way to the APAC Last Chance Qualifier where they will face qualified teams from Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan. More details regarding the event will be shared soon.