What do you guys think? Fitting for the opening day of a tournament?
Personally, I would have thought they would have gone for something more regal in style like the EGO by Onetap.
🕒 12/3/2020 - 13:38
Hey everyone! Daniel here kicking off proceedings before my esteemed colleague (in my eyes at least) Andrés Aquino takes over.
It is set to be quite a day. Eight teams, two regions, and frankly if we had the manpower it would be even more, but the focus for us today is Europe and North America. Will G2 prove, once again, to be the crème de la crème of Europe? Will the Sentinels sweep all before them in NA?
Let's find out.
You gotta hand it to Riot Games, 2020 has not been the year to launch a brand new game and esport, but they have done it with aplomb with Valorant well and truly living up to the hype on the gameplay front and creating an audience of eager players and fans invested in its competitive scene.
Esport organisations have too responded in kind with just about every major organisation the world over now fielding a team. In some cases, such as with Cloud9, two.
After the initial Ignition Series offering, where Riot Games took a hands-off approach to tournament organizing, we have had the First Strike series of tournaments. Regionally focused (damn pandemic) and entirely open qualifiers, Valorant First Strike, despite all the hurdles, has been a premier esport tournament by every measure.
Now in December, we have the Regional Finals and we here at Ginx.TV are going to be with you all the way.
Right here on this page, from Day 1 to the Finals on Sunday, we will be following all the action from the European and North American First Strike in real-time via our live feed, providing you with reactions from around the scene, clips, breakdowns and analysis from the best games and much more besides.
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And you can get involved too, fire us a message on our dedicated Valorant Twitter, providing your two-cents, a prediction, or nutty Ace, and we will share it with everyone who is following along.
So grab some snacks, kick back, and let's get right into it.
First Strike: Europe schedule
Day 1: Thu, 3rd December - 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT
Day 2: Fri, 4th December - 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT
Day 3: Sat, 5th December - 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT
Day 4: Sun, 6th December - 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT
Day 1 to 3 run over six hours, with Day 4 the Finals lasting five.