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Twitch Rivals VALORANT Launch Showdown: Schedule, Format, Prize Pool, Team & How-To Watch

Riot Games and Twitch are joining forces to celebrate the official launch of Valorant with the Twitch Rivals: Valorant Launch Showdown.
Twitch Rivals VALORANT Launch Showdown: Schedule, Format, Prize Pool, Team & How-To Watch

Riot is wasting no time in burnishing Valorant's esport credentials with partnering with Twitch for the Twitch Rivals Launch Showdown, which will feature not one, but eight separate tournaments to be played over five days.

Each tournament will feature a different region, with the top teams advancing to the playoffs, with the winners taking home the lions share of the 0,000 prize pool.

Twitch Rivals VALORANT Launch Showdown, Twitch rivals Schedule, Format, Prize Pool, Team & How-To Watch
(Picture: Twitch Rivals)

 

It is all in celebration of the official June 2nd launch of Valorant which will see a new agent, Reyna, and map, likely to be Venice, for fans to get their teeth into.

 

 

So here is everything you need to know ahead of the event, including the format, prize pool, teams and schedule.

Schedule

European schedule

  • Group stage: Friday, June 5 at 6 am CT (12 pm CEST)
  • Playoffs, including the quarterfinals and semifinals: Saturday, June 6 at 6 am CT (12 pm CEST)
  • Finals: Sunday, June 7 at 6 am CT (12 pm CEST)

North American schedule

  • Group stage: Saturday, June 6 at 5 pm CT (12 am CEST)
  • Playoffs: Sunday, June 7 at 5 pm CT (11 pm CEST)

The Brazil and LATAM, Korea and Japan schedules can be found on the Twitch Rivals: Valorant Launch Showdown page.

Format

The format of each of the eight tournaments will differ based on the number of participating teams and players. 

Europe

  • Thirty-two teams divided into two regions (EU one and two)
  • Regions compete independently from one another

Group stage

  • Round-robin
  • Four groups
  • Four teams in each group
  • Best-of-one matches
  • The top team from each group advances to the playoffs

Playoffs

  • Eight-team single elimination bracket

Quarterfinals

  • Best-of-one match

Semifinals / Finals

  • Best-of-three matches

North America

Group stage

  • Round-robin
  • Four groups
  • Four teams per group
  • Best-of-one match
  • The top team from each group will advance

Playoffs

  • Four-team single elimination bracket
  • Best-of-three matches

The Brazil and LATAM, Korea and Japan formats can be found on the Twitch Rivals: Valorant Launch Showdown rules page.

Teams

The full team information across all regions can be found on the Twitch Rivals page.

 

Prize Pool

Europe is the biggest region and is thus giving the most bountiful prize pool with $49,000 going to each of the two tournaments.

PLACEMENT PRIZING
1st Place $10,000
2nd Place $5,000
T-3rd Place $2,500
T-5th Place $1,250

There is also a bonus for each round-robin win of $750 and for a loss, $250.

North America has a smaller prize pool of $42,000.

PLACEMENT PRIZING
1st Place $8,000
2nd Place $5,000
T-3rd Place $2,500

Like Europe there is also a bonus for each round-robin win of $750 and for a loss, $250.

Brazil has a $20,000 prize pool while LATAM, Korea and Japan has $10,000.


Twitch Rivals: Valorant Showdown Launch - How-To Watch
 

The tournament can be watched on the official broadcast via the Twitch Rivals stream which we have embedded below. Some participants will also be streaming the action from their POVs and can be found on their streams.