Riot Games SEA Announces 2021 Esports and Collegiate Circuit for Valorant
Since its launch, Riot Games' tactical shooter Valorant has gained a steady following in the SEA region with casual and competitive players alike, so it comes as no surprise that the company has decided to announce an official competitive structure across the region.
The esports and collegiate circuit will extend across Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and will be rolled out in close support with the following partners:
Mineski Philippines for Philippines Esports
Mineski Philippines and AcadArena as two separate organizers for Philippines Collegiate
The Gaming Company for Malaysia Esports and Collegiate, and Singapore Esports
PGL and Eliphant for Singapore Collegiate
Talon for Hong Kong Esports and Collegiate, and Taiwan Esports
Taiwan Mobile and TeSL for Taiwan Collegiate
ESL for Thailand Esports and Collegiate
ONE Up for Indonesia Esports and Collegiate
”Players have asked and we’re excited to answer. In Southeast Asia, the appetite for VALORANT esports has been tremendous and we are pleased to partner with the region’s leading esports organizations to introduce new heights of competitive play to the region.”
- Chris Tran, Head of Esports at Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong
These esports partners will be organising exclusive tournaments catered to the highest level of play, while the collegiate partners will work with local colleges and universities to enable students to explore and develop their skills in competitive Valorant.
The same appointed partners will also run a series of merit-based qualifiers for VALORANT First Strike, a global set of tournaments announced earlier in September. If you're interested, here are the appointed partners for each region, along with their respective registration dates :
Mineski Philippines for the Philippines, October 14: http://bit.ly/MineskiVxVReg
ESL for Thailand, October 14: https://pro.eslgaming.com/thailand/valorant/
ONE Up for Indonesia, October 14: http://valorant.oneup.co.id/
The Gaming Company for Singapore and Malaysia, October 17: http://valorantmy.com/ and http://valorantsg.com/
Talon for Taiwan and Hong Kong, November 1: http://talon.gg/
For more information, you may check out Valorant's official Facebook page and website.