WePlay! VALORANT Invitational Announcement

WePlay! VALORANT Invitational Announcement

Eight teams will fight for competitive dominance and a hefty prize pool.

We at WePlay! Esports are proud to announce our first VALORANT tournament. In this event, six invited teams will be joined by two Open Qualifier winners to fight for a prize pool of $50,000. This event is another entry in the VALORANT IGNITION SERIES.

Invited teams

  • PartyParrots
  • fish123
  • Prodigy
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • G2 Esports 
  • forZe

Event format & dates

The tournament kicks off with Open Qualifiers on July 13 and 14. The qualifiers are two separate single-elimination brackets. The final series in each qualifier is BO3, the rest are BO1. Teams are allowed to participate in both qualifiers. 

Sign up for Open Qualifier #1
Sign up for Open Qualifier #2

The eight invited and qualified teams will participate in a Swiss Bracket group stage that takes place on July 15–17. Four teams will proceed to the next stage.

The winners of the group stage will be seeded in a single-elimination bracket. The Semifinals will be played on July 18; the final series will be played on July 19.

All main event matches, including the Finals, are BO3.

Eugene “Hitras" Shepelev, Lead Esports Manager at WePlay! Esports. Photo credits to WePlay! Esports
Eugene “Hitras" Shepelev, Lead Esports Manager at WePlay! Esports. Photo credits to WePlay! Esports
“We have been following VALORANT since its announcement, and now welcome the opportunity to apply ourselves in the new title. As usual, we will try to make the event dramatic, unusual, and unforgettable. We’re hoping that VALORANT will enjoy WePlay! Esports’ style and our regular viewers will have fun with the new game.”
- Eugene “Hitras" Shepelev, Lead Esports Manager at WePlay! Esports.
Joe Ziegler, Game Director at Riot Games. Photo credits to Riot Games
Joe Ziegler, Game Director at Riot Games. Photo credits to Riot Games
“The IGNITION SERIES is definitely setting up a standard of play for VALORANT, the likes of which we've never seen before, and will undoubtedly begin to influence competitive audiences in their decisions around play.”
- Joe Ziegler, Game Director at Riot Games.

Learn more about the event on weplay.tv and our social media: Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


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Source: WePlay! Esports Press Office
Date: 07.07.2020

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About WePlay Esports

WePlay Esports is an esports media holding company with key offices in the USA, China, and Ukraine. The holding company combines the best practices of esports, media, and entertainment fields to provide cutting-edge products and services worldwide.

Since 2012, the WePlay Esports brand is well-known for the high- quality organization and broadcast of online esports tournaments and LAN finals. Besides creating and hosting esports events, the holding company’s expertise lies in developing specialized IT solutions and a proprietary tournament platform, as well as brand integration into esports, and media rights sales.

By harnessing what the public is most passionate about — esports and entertainment — the holding embraces the opportunities and challenges in esports that empower businesses. They thereby evolve with this valuable global audience in the modern esports environment.