PAX Arena Valorant Invitational is the second North American event in Riot's global Ignition Series.
The Ignition Series is a series of tournaments organized by third party companies in partnership with Riot Games, with the focus on building the competitive ecosystem.
The event will be organized and produced by PAX, a well known North American organization behind some of the most beloved esports and gaming events.
The official sponsor of the event is Seagate, maker of top-line gaming hard drives and SSD.
Valorant PAX Arena Invitational Teams
The tournament will include 20 directly invited teams.
Teams include 16 pro organizations and 4 influencer squads.
Currently, 15 out of 20 teams are revealed.
Invited teams are:
- Echo 8
- 100 Blifted
- Team SoloMid
- Built By Gamers
- 100 Thieves
- FaZe Clan
- Complexity Gaming
- Team Mang0
Valorant PAX Arena Invitational Format
- Group Stage:
- 4 groups of five teams.
- Bo3 Matches
- Top 2 teams from each group advance to playoffs
- Playoffs: 8 teams
-Single Elimination bracket
- Quarterfinals and Semifinals Bo3
- Grand Finals Bo5
Valorant PAX Arena Invitational Prize Pool
Total: $25,000 USD
Currently, we only know the winning prize - $10,000.
Information about the additional distribution will be added once revealed.
Valorant PAX Arena Invitational Schedule
PAX Arena Invitational is a 4-day tournament. It starts on 22 July and ends on 26 July.
Group Stage - 22-23 July 2020 (Wednesday/Thursday)
Quarterfinals - 24 July 2020(Friday)
Semifinals - 25 July( Saturday)
Grand Finals - 26 July(Sunday)
Valorant PAX Arena Invitational Stream: How to Watch
22-23 July 2020 (Wednesday/Thursday) - The first two days of the event will be streamed from the participants’ individual channels, starting at 2 PM PT/5 PM ET/ 10 PM BST.
Valorant PAX Arena Invitational Host and Casters