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VALORANT Ignition Series


What is the VALORANT IGNITION SERIES: A series of tournaments created in partnership with players, teams, content creators, and tournament organizers from all over the world focused on building the VALORANT competitive ecosystem. This is the first step Riot Games is taking after launch to facilitate organized competitive play at scale by unlocking best-in-class esports organizations to experiment with a diverse set of formats and lay the foundation for competitive VALORANT.

Upcoming Events


Vitality x Ignition: The Vitality European Valorant Open is a true open competition where 128 teams can sign in and battle each other to win 15,000 Euros. Follow @TeamVitality for additional information on the event and how to register.

The Vitality European Valorant Open is held by TEAM VITALITY and sponsored by CORSAIR


WePlay! x Ignition: The WePlay! VALORANT Invitation with a $50,000 prize pool will take place from June 13 to 19, 2020. The event will feature six invited teams and two more will be decided during the Open Qualifiers on July 13 and 14.

The main event will kick off with an eight-team Swiss Bracket group stage. Top four teams will proceed to a Single Elimination bracket that will determine the winners. All matches are BO3.


PAX Arena x Ignition: The PAX Arena VALORANT Invitational will feature 100 agents, 16 pro teams, 4 influencer squads, and one incredible race to plant the spike! With $25,000 USD and bragging rights on the line, North America’s best VALORANT players and streamers will take PAX Arena ONLINE by storm starting July 22-26. All competitors will be encouraged to livestream their own group stage matches so fans can track and follow their favorite players and teams. With a top tier caster lineup, this is THE summer showdown that you don’t want to miss!


Order x Ignition: The ORDER Oceanic VALORANT Open, presented by Logitech G, promises an epic, open format tournament with a $10,000 AUD prize pool and a laser focus on developing the local competitive grassroots ecosystem.

The tournament will field teams from a 3 Round Swiss format Open Qualifier designed for up to 1,024 teams from Australia and New Zealand. The Open Qualifier runs from 3-13 July, from which the top 16 teams will duke it out through a Double Elimination Group Stage on 17-19 July and Single Elimination BO3 Playoffs on 22-25 July, and their sights set on the Grand Final taking place on Sunday 26 July.

All stages of the tournament will be streamed on ORDER’s Twitch channel and will feature a diverse mix of the best casting talent in Oceania. Community casters can also apply to cast games on their own channels, and will be provided with a custom asset pack.


Mandatory x Ignition: The Mandatory Cup is the European OPEN tournament to not be missed. 128 teams, Platinum 1 minimum rank, will compete for a share of the € 15,000 prize pool. A true esports format, designed for the best players and the best teams of the European community.

The competition will start on Friday July 31 at 8 p.m. CEST


RAGE returns for their second VALORANT Ignition Tournament. This event will feature 128 of JAPAN’s top teams competing for a cash prize of ¥5,000,000. The event will be held from August 1st to the 2nd with all the action available to watch on OPENREC.tv. Head to the official RAGE website for additional information on the event, schedule and participation rules.

Past Events


G2 x IGNITION: The G2 Esports VALORANT Invitational is coming. Eight brave captains will lead their squads into battle, but with a catch! Captains will not know who they're playing with until the day before the tournament. Only one team will stand triumphant and ignite the flames of victory. Who will take home the glory? Find out on the 19th of June at 15:00 CEST.


RAGE x IGNITION: Japan's biggest eSport event - RAGE - will be hosting the first officially licensed VALORANT tournament in Japan under the VALORANT Ignition Series brand. The tournament will invite 16 teams with established reputation in game play and popularity like DetonatioN Gaming and JUPITER, and they will be competing for the winner-take-all prize of 500,000 Yen. The tournament will take place June 20th & 21st, starting at JST 15:00 and continuing to 23:00 on both days.


Empire Play x Ignition: Get ready for Valorant madness! For the 1st time, 8 of the top North African teams will battle it out during the Empire Play North Africa Valorant Invitational. Starting June 26 at 6pm (Gmt+1) follow the 3 days battle to see who will be the last team standing.


T1 x Ignition: T1 and Nerd Street Gamers are excited to announce the first North American event in Riot’s VALORANT Ignition Series on June 26 through June 28: the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers VALORANT Showdown. Hosted by the T1 VALORANT team and powered by Nerd Street Gamers, the tournament provides the rare opportunity for amateurs and aspiring pro gamers to compete against some of the biggest names in gaming. Two play-in qualifier events will take place on June 20 and June 21 where teams will compete to secure one of four open spots in the 16-team T1 x Nerd Street Gamers VALORANT Showdown and a shot at securing a piece of the $50K prize pool. The qualifiers are open to all gamers and those interested in competing can register at nerdstgamers.com/valorant.


GGTech x Ignition: The GGTech VALORANT Invitational will feature the top teams from Latin America. The event will feature two invitationals, one for Latin America North and another for Latin America South, with 8 participating teams in each. The Finals of the LAS Tournament will be broadcast on July 2nd and the finals of the LAN Tournament will be featured on July 3rd.


Cyber Games Arena x Ignition: This July 3rd, Cyber Games Arena brings you the VALORANT Pacific Open. Over the course of the weekend, qualifiers will take place across Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand. Winners from each qualifier will advance to the VALORANT Pacific Open Finals in August.

Cheer for your region and your favorite team as they compete for the chance to become VALORANT Pacific Open champions!