The first official " FIRST STRIKE " tournament will be held to determine the world champion of " VALORANT," a 5-on-5 tactical FPS developed and managed by Riot Games.
In Japan, the "VALORANT FIRST STRIKE JAPAN Powered by RAGE " will be open for teams from Friday, October 30, 2020 to Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:59pm.
First Official Regional Tournament "FIRST STRIKE
FIRST STRIKE" is a regional tournament to determine champions from North America, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Latin America, and other regions of the world!
Each region will hold qualifiers and finals, and each winning team will be awarded the title of VALORANT Regional Champion for the first time in official competition.
In Japan, the tournament will be held in an open format, and both professional and amateur teams are invited to participate.
|Outline of Japan Domestic Tournament|
|Name||VALORANT FIRST STRIKE JAPAN Powered by RAGE|
|Schedule|| Call for teams: Friday, October 30, 2020 to Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Online Qualifier 1: Saturday, November 14 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
|Total Prize Money||5 million yen|
|Number of teams|| 128 teams
In the event of a large number of applications, priority will be given to teams with the highest average rank of members as of October 31, 2020 (Saturday).
|Conditions for Participation|| Must be 16 years old or older
Riot account must have a rank of "Diamond 1" or higher.
|Participation Method||Apply from the tournament application site to be opened on October 30, 2020 (Fri.)|
|Invited Seeded Teams||Teams with outstanding results in the Ignition Series of sanctioned tournaments and some licensed tournaments held after the official launch of VALORANT will be invited to participate. Invited teams will be announced on the tournament application site shortly.|
|Final Competition|| The 8 teams that pass the qualifying round will play a BO3 (2 games first) winner-take-all tournament.
The final match will be BO5 (3 games to be played first)
|Applicable Rulebook and Policies||VALORANT Global Competition Policy
VALORANT FIRST STRIKE Rulebook
Live streaming will be available for all qualifiers 1, 2, and the finals.
Streaming channels will be announced soon on the competition application website!
This tournament was released in June 2020 with the release of VALORANT, and less than six months later, the tournament has already become a global event.
Riot Games has a track record of holding many large-scale world championships in LoL, so perhaps the day will soon come when an official tournament to determine the world's best player will be held in VALORANT...?
For more information on the tournament, please check out the official VALORANT Twitter and the FIRST STRIKE tournament application site to be released soon.