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First Strike is the first major VALORANT esports tournament organized by Riot Games and will showcase the best talent and the unique playstyle of each region within the esport community. First Strike will crown the first VALORANT champions via multiple regional finals taking place from December 3-6.


For those of you who’ll be watching the event, make sure to collect your in-game rewards courtesy of Prime Gaming. These rewards, such as the “Clip It” spray, can be claimed through the Prime Gaming portal by players who have both a VALORANT account and an Amazon Prime. If you don’t have a Prime membership, you can sign up for a free, 30-day trial of Prime.

Main Event Broadcast Schedule

  • Thursday, 12/3: 8am PDT - 2pm PDT 
  • Friday, 12/4: 8am PDT - 2pm PDT  
  • Saturday, 12/5: 8am PDT - 2pm PDT 
  • Sunday, 12/6: 8am PDT - 1pm PDT  

Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/valorant_esports_eu

Qualified Teams:

  • G2 Esports
  • Team Liquid
  • FunPlus Phoenix
  • Nolpenki
  • Orgless
  • Purple Cobras
  • Team Heretics

Information on Europe’s First Strike Qualifiers can be found here. The Open Qualifiers were split into four separate tournaments, two per week, with the top sixteen teams from each advancing to the respective week’s Play-In stage. Competing teams weren’t tied to any single Qualifier, which means that if a team got knocked out of Qualifier A, they could try again in Qualifier B, C, and D. Teams therefore had four chances to secure a place in the Play-Ins and potentially advance to the Playoffs.

Qualifier Dates:

Week 1 Qualifier

  • Qualifier A - Nov 9-10
  • Qualifier B - Nov 11-12
  • Play-In #1 - Nov 13
  • Playoffs - Nov 14 -15

Week 2 Qualifier

  • Qualifier A - Nov 16-17
  • Qualifier B - Nov 18-19
  • Play-In #1 - Nov 20
  • Playoffs - Nov 21 -22