At the end of May, Riot had announced its collaboration with Nodwin Gaming to give the South Asian region its first-ever official Championship event, a part of the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Circuit.
The Conquerors Championship playoffs event will lead the winner to the APAC Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) and from there onto the VCT Champions event, to be held later in November. Valorant Conquerors Championship is a framework of the VCT Circuit which would further help teams and their players from the South Asian region make an impact alongside the rest teams from across the globe. Nodwin in a press release stated that VCC will have a prize pool of 25 Lakhs INR ($33,700 USD approx).
Five regional qualifiers along with a wildcard event had been decked up by the event organizer. India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan were provided with two sets of qualifiers in a bid to accommodate every team willing to compete for the ultimate battle and due to their past historic presence in Esports. A total of 7 teams advanced from these said qualifiers with Enigma gaming from India making it through to the Playoffs from the Wildcard.
The final list of teams who have qualified for the Playoffs are as follows and have been split into two groups A & B.
- Velocity Gaming : India Qualifier #1
- Team Exploit : Pakistan & Afghanistan Qualifier #2
- Exceeli Esports : Bangladesh Qualifier
- Crash Landin on You : Sri Lanka & Maldives Qualifier
- Global Esports : India Qualifier #2
- Salt Esports : Pakistan & Afghanistan Qualifier #1
- Damaru Gaming : Nepal & Bhutan Qualifier
- Enigma Gaming : Wildcard
The Playoffs event will run from August 20-22 with the Upper and Lower Bracket matches scheduled to start from August 27. You can catch the entire action live on Nodwin’s YouTube Channel. The winner of this event will secure the one and only final spot at the APAC Last Chance Qualifier.
Match-ups have already been determined for both the groups and will engage in a GSL format with the top 2 teams from each advancing on to the Finals.
Group A fixtures
- Velocity Gaming Vs Exceeli : August 20 – 14:00 PM IST
- Team Exploit Vs Crash Landin on You : August 20 – 16:30 PM IST
Group B fixtures
- Damaru Vs Global Esports : August 20 – 19:00 PM IST
- Team Salt Vs Enigma : August 20 – 21:30 PM IST
Below what we have attached would be the format of the Final leg, to start from August 27.
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