Announcing the 2021 VALORANT Oceania Tour
VALORANT competitors, players, and fans in Oceania: we have exciting news! Oceanic esports tournament organiser and broadcasting media company LetsPlay.Live (LPL) has been chosen to be our official partner in bringing you the 2021 VALORANT Oceania Tour.
For the first time, VALORANT players in the Oceanic region will be able to compete for an opportunity to play at the international level. The tournament, beginning February, will run in three stages - Stage 01, Stage 02, and Stage 03. Each stage will end with a Regional Finals which in turn will culminate in the Oceania Championship. Each stage offers a $10,000 AUD prize pool for the top 8 teams, and the Championship an additional $20,000 AUD prize pool.
The 2021 VALORANT Oceania Tour will serve as the official pathway for players in the region to qualify into the combined NA + OCE Last Chance Qualifier, which offers competitors the opportunity to qualify for the VALORANT Global Championship event. LetsPlay.Live will lead registration, operations and production of each stage of competitive play, as well as the Oceania Championship.
LPL’s founder and Managing Director, Duane Mutu, is excited to be bringing more international opportunities to Oceania-based players. “To be kicking off the year partnering with Riot Games to bring Oceania official Valorant pathways is phenomenal. LPL are excited to be offering an international avenue for our region’s players in 2021 and to be showcasing teams through broadcast for fans of VALORANT worldwide.”
“By partnering with LetsPlay.Live, we will continue our efforts to grow VALORANT into the next great, multi-generational esport” said Chris Greeley, Director of Esports at Riot Games. “2021 promises to be a groundbreaking year for VALORANT esports, and we’re tremendously excited to kick off global play. We know that VALORANT has been supported by Oceania players since BETA and we are thrilled to be offering pathways for the region.”
The 2021 VALORANT Oceania Tour begins with the VALORANT Challengers OCE - Stage 01 Open Qualifier running from 10/2 - 14/2. Registrations are now open to teams composed of residents of Oceania. Players can find more information on registration, eligibility, and the tournament at https://letsplay.live/vot/.