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Twitch Rivals Valorant Showdown: Schedule, Format, Teams, How-To Watch and Key Drops

Twitch Rivals is back, and after last week's pre-recorded matches we are now being treated to a live Valorant tournament.
Twitch Rivals Valorant Showdown: Schedule, Format, Teams, How-To Watch and Key Drops

The closed beta officially starts today and to celebrate we are getting another Twitch Rivals event - the Twitch Rivals Valorant Showdown.

Similar to last weeks tournament except this time all the action will be live with your favourite content creators from across the platform competing against each other in what will mark the first step into Valorant becoming the global esport it is likely to become.



The event, like the closed beta, is set to start on 7th April at 10:00 AM PDT / 19:00 CEST with a European, Middle East and Africa tournament before the North American tournament later that day.


Twitch Rivals Showdown - Schedule


The event is set to start at 10:00 am PDT / 7:00 pm  CEST with the EMEA tournament with the North American tournament scheduled for 2:00 pm PDT / 11:00 pm CEST


Twitch Rival Showdown Valorant EMEA schedule Europe Schedule

North America

Twitch Rivals Showdown North America Schedule


The Format

  • Updated 4 April, 2020
  • Teams per Region: 8 Teams
  • Format: Group Stage to Playoffs
    • Group Stage: Round Robin; 2 Groups of 4 Teams
    • Playoffs: Top Teams from each Group meet in Finals
    • All matches are Best-of-1

Valorant matches are 5v5 and played as a best of 25 with the first time to 13 wins declared the winner.



There are no confirmed teams as of yet, this information will be updated later in the day but expect those that appeared in the Showdown to be making an appearance including TimTheTatman, DrLupo, Cloakzy and Forsen.


Twitch Rivals Showdown - How-To Watch

All the action can be streamed live from the Twitch Rivals channel which we have embedded below. You can also watch from your favourite streamers POV - we have linked some below for your convenience.




North America


How do I get a beta key?

To be eligible to receive a beta key you must watch the main Twitch Rivals stream or any of the selected streamers eligible for drops.

You will also have to make sure your Riot account is linked to your Twitch account - for more information on this refer to this page.

You will also have to cross your fingers and pray, because if it is anything like last week's event that had 1,000,000 people tune in for a chance of 25,000 keys the chances are slim, but having said that - good luck!