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Valorant First Strike UMG Qualifier: Schedule, format, teams, and how to watch

UMG Gaming is partnering with Riot Games to host qualifiers for the Valorant First Strike Tournament, and here's everything you need to know about them.
Valorant First Strike UMG Qualifier: Schedule, format, teams, and how to watch

 

The first qualifier for Riot's First Strike North American main event has brought us some unbelievably exciting games, but things are about to get even more intense because there's only one chance left to qualify for the main event.

And there are so many teams that want to secure their spot in this prestigious tournament and compete for the title of the first-ever North American champion.

UMG Valorant First Strike Schedule
(Picture: Riot Games/UMG) 

And their next chance is coming with First Strike UMG Qualifier, where 16 teams will fight to secure one of the top 4 spots which will lead them to the main event.

Before that, UMG Gaming will host two open qualifiers, so that everyone can have a chance to show their skills and earn a spot for the main qualifier.

UMG x Valorant First Strike Open Qualifiers Stream and Schedule

UMG Valorant First Strike Qualifier Stream
(Picture: Riot Games/UMG) 

Prior to the main qualifier, UMG Gaming will host two separate 128-team open qualifiers.

UMG Open Qualifier #1

  • 11th and 12th November 2020
  • Starts at 12 PM PST/3 PM EST/8 PM GMT/9 PM CET
  • 128 teams single-elimination bracket
  • Top six teams will advance to Valorant First Strike UMG Qualifier
  • Teams that end up in Top 32, but not in Top 6, can compete again in Qualifier #2
  • Registration 

UMG Open Qualifier #2

  • 13th and 14th November 2020
  • Starts at 12 PM PST/3 PM EST/8 PM GMT/9 PM CET
  • 128 teams single-elimination bracket
  • Top six teams will advance to Valorant First Strike UMG Qualifier
  • Registration

Open Qualifiers: Stream

The UMG x Valorant Open Qualifiers will be broadcasted live on the UMG Gaming official Twitch channel and on Valorant_Esports_NA

 

UMG Valorant First Strike Main Qualifier

UMG Valorant First Strike how to watch

(Picture: Riot Games/UMG)

 

Schedule 

The main Qualifier will be held from 18th November to 22nd November.

 

Teams

  • Clou9
  • Complexity Gaming
  • T1
  • TSM
  • Top six teams from Open Qualifier #1
  • Top six teams from Open Qualifier #2

 

Format

  • Group Phase
    - 16 teams in 4 groups
    -  Bo3 matches
    - Double-elimination
    - Top 2 teams from each group advance to playoffs
  • Playoffs
    - 8 Teams single-elimination format
    - Top four teams advance to Valorant First Strike Event

Stream

UMG Valorant First Strike Main Qualifier will be broadcasted live on the UMG Gaming official Twitch channel and on Valorant_Esports_NA