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First Strike

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Series Information
Organizer:
Riot Games
Location:
World Global
Launched:
October 2020
Links


First Strike will be the first tournament series to crown regional champions for VALORANT organized by Riot Games. The official announcement happened on September 23rd with a blog post and introduction video. [1][2]

Format[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

  • Regional qualifiers will begin in the second half of October.

Finals[edit]

  • The event will conclude with multiple regional finals that will occur from December 3rd to the 6th.

Player Eligibility[edit]

In order to attend the qualifiers a player must fullfil the following conditions:

  • Be sixteen (16) or above
  • Rank Immortal 1 or higher

Regions[edit]

First Strike will offer multiple regional finals taking place in the following regions:

  • North America North America
  • Europe Europe
  • CIS CIS
  • Turkey Turkey
  • South Korea Korea
  • Japan Japan
  • Asia Asia Pacific
  • Oceania Oceania
  • Brazil Brazil
  • South America Latin America

Broadcast and Game Improvements[edit]

During the introduction video, John Needham, Global Head of Esports, has mentioned Riot will be investing in broadcast capabilities and develop new and innovative ways for viewers to engage with. Additionally, they will also grow their teams while partnering with leading experts within the broadcasting field.

Whalen Rozelle, Senior Director of Global Esports, has also mentioned they are shipping much needed observer tool updates as well as a round reset feature prior to the event commence to help competitive integrity. [2]

Events[edit]

Event Date Prize Pool 1st 2nd
First Strike Malaysia and Singpore
2020-11-14 2020-11-14 to 2020-12-06
$4,819
TBD TBD
ESL Thailand Championship 2020
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$4,792
TBD TBD
First Strike Indonesia
2020-12-02 2020-12-02 to 2020-12-06
$6,793
TBD TBD
First Strike Turkey
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$50,657
TBD TBD
First Strike Korea
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$
TBD TBD
Mineski VxV
2020-11-08 2020-11-08 to 2020-12-06
$10,299
TBD TBD
First Strike CIS
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$
TBD TBD
First Strike Brazil
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$
TBD TBD
First Strike Hong Kong and Taiwan
2020-11-14 2020-11-14 to 2020-12-06
$
TBD TBD
First Strike North America
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$100,000
TBD TBD
First Strike Europe
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$
TBD TBD
First Strike Oceania
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$14,220
TBD TBD

References[edit]

  1. [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 [2]