WePlay, a popular esports tournament platform, is entering Valorant's competitive scene with the WePlay! Valorant Invitational tournament.
WePlay! Valorant Invitational is a part of the Ignition Series, a series of tournaments organized by third party companies in partnership with Riot Games, with the focus on building the competitive ecosystem.
Six teams received direct invites to the tournament, while two remaining spots are reserved for two best teams from the Open Qualifiers.
Valorant WePlay! Invitational Open Qualifiers Dates & Format
Before the main event, Open Qualifiers will be held to determine the two best teams who will join 6 invited teams.
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Open Qualifiers Format
- Single-elimination bracket
- Best-of-1 matches, finals Best-of-3
- The winner of each qualifier will secure their place on the main event.
Open Qualifiers Dates and Time
Open Qualifier #1 - 13th July 2020 at 6 PM CET
Open Qualifier #2 - 14th July 2020 at 6 PM CET
Valorant WePlay! Invitational Teams
Six teams are directly invited to the tournament, and they are:
- G2 Esports
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
Valorant WePlay! Invitational Format
- Group Stage:
- Six invited teams and two winners of the qualifiers will compete for a place in playoffs. All the matches will be played in the Swiss system.
- Top four teams advance to the Playoffs
- All matches Bo3
- Playoffs: 4 teams Single Elimination bracket
- All matches Bo3
Valorant WePlay! Invitational Prize Pool
Six invited teams and two teams that make it through Open Qualifiers will compete for a prize pool of $50,000.
The tournament's prize pool distribution is:
- 1st place - $25,000
- 2nd place - $15,000
- 3rd place - $5,000
- 4th place - $5,000
Valorant WePlay! Invitational Schedule
Open Qualifier #1 - 13 July 2020 at 6 PM CET
Open Qualifier #2 - 14 July 2020 at 6 PM CET
Group Stage - 15–17 July 2020
Playoffs - 18–19 July, 2020
Valorant WePlay! Invitational Stream: How to Watch
Valorant WePlay! Invitational will be streamed live on the official WePlay Twitch channel.