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Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series: Schedule, format, prize pool, teams and how to watch

Everything you need to know about Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series Valorant tournament.
The Pittsburgh Knights are hosting Valorant Invitational Tournament Series on 16th August, which will feature the very best North American teams, with ,000 prize pool.

The Pittsburgh Knights are a global esports organization headquartered in Pittsburgh. Founded in 2017, the Knights solidified their spot in the City of Champions by partnering with six-time Super Bowl winners the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018. 

The event is sponsored by HyperX, Sheetz, and Blokz.

Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series
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Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series Qualifiers

Six teams will secure their spot for the main event through Qualifiers.

  • Closed Valorant Invitational
    - 14th August 2020
    - 16 Invited Teams (Not yet revealed)
    - Single Elimination bracket
    - Matches are Bo1
    - Grand Finals are Bo3
    - Top 4 Teams Advance to Invitational Main Event
     
  • Open Valorant Qualifier
    - 15th August 2020
    - Free Entry
    - 128 team max
    - $2,000 worth of HyperX Gear
    - Top 2 Teams Advance to Invitational Main Event

Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series Teams

10 teams will be directly invited to the main event.

Invited teams(4/10):

-T1
-Team SoloMid
-Sentinels
-Gen.G Esports

Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series Format

  • Group Stage
    - 4 Groups with 4 Teams
    - Round Robin
    - All matches Bo1
    - Top 2 teams advance to Playoffs
     
  • Playoffs
    - Top 8
    - Double Elimination Bracket
    - Bo1 matches
    - Grind Finals are Bo3

Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series Prize Pool

Prize Pool for the main event is ,000, plus ,000 worth of HyperX Gear for the Open Valorant Qualifier.

Prize distribution for the main event is yet to be announced.

Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series Schedule

Closed Valorant Invitational - 14th August 2020 at 12:30 PM EST

Open Valorant Qualifier - 15th August 2020 at 12:30 PM EST

Main Event - 16th August 2020 at 12:30 PM EST

Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series Stream: How to Watch

Allied Esports Odyssey will be streamed live on the official Pittsburgh Knights Twitch Channel.