Since the launch of the Valorant closed beta, players have been looking to play and consume Riot's new tactical shooter as competitively as possible.
On the playing side, we now have ranked mode to scratch that itch, and on the consuming side, we have had a number of tournaments already spring featuring some of the game's best players.
However today's event - the T1 Valorant Invitational - looks to be, on paper at least, the most competitive yet featuring eight teams ranging from experienced pros from other esports and some of the early stars of Valorant.
Teams include Korean org T1's own Valorant roster featuring Braxton "Brax" Pierce and Keven "AZK" Lariviere who will be hoping to make it three-in-three in Valorant Invitationals after winning T1's previous event and the 100Thieves Invitational.
There will also be sides from Michael "shroud" Grzesiek and esport org Sentinels, where we will get to see Jay "Sinatra" Won in action for the first time after he made his shock exit from Overwatch esports.
They will be joined by a few other familiar faces and two teams that gained their place through an online qualifier - meaning we may witness the birth of Valorant's very first esport star.
The tournament kicks off on Monday, 4th May at 10:00 am PT - here is everything you need to know ahead of the event.
The tournament is a double-elimination knockout stage tournament. All games in the upper bracket are Bo3 while the lower bracket games are Bo1. If a team is beaten in the upper bracket, they drop down to the lower bracket.
The full breakdown of the bracket including current standing, plus tournament rules can be found on the T1 Valorant Invitational Battlefy page.
T1 Valorant Invitational: How-To Watch & Schedule
The T1 Valorant Invitational is a one-day event on Monday, 4th May and is scheduled to start at 10:00 am PT (13:00 ET, 18:00 BST).
All of the action will be streamed live on T1's Twitch channel which we have embedded for you below.
There are eight teams in total with rosters compromised of T1 player's, Sentinels and pros from other games.
Time to see @GenGâ€™s new roster in action. They'll be the 8th team playing in today's tournament! @_PLAYERR1@huynh_cs@MkaeLcs@Guiiimond@effysgoâ€” T1 (@T1) May 4, 2020
It all kicks off in just under an hour at https://t.co/Wg77SJE1yg! pic.twitter.com/6e4U62TcxB
Sentinels + 1
First up, we've got some of the @Sentinels new squad!@zombs@sinatraa@ShahZaMk@SickCsâ€” T1 (@T1) May 2, 2020
They're joined by @dizzy as they fight for their share of the $25K prize pool this Monday!
T1 + 2
Prospects (qualified team)
The second team from the @nerdstgamers qualifier has arrived!â€” T1 (@T1) May 4, 2020
Congrats to Team Prospects!@churchowski@JoshRTz@BxbyJ_@Cp2__@winsumcs
The competition starts at 10AM PT tomorrow on https://t.co/Wg77SJVCpO ! pic.twitter.com/Z7PbBmBFjq
Mousespaz (qualified team)