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First Strike

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[e][h] First Strike
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
    • Taiwan Hong Kong Hong Kong and Taiwan
    • Thailand Thailand
    • Philippines Philippines
    • Indonesia Indonesia
    • Malaysia Singapore Malaysia and Singapore
  • Oceania Oceania
  • Brazil Brazil
  • South America Latin America
  • Middle East Middle East and North Africa
    • Middle East Iraq GCC and Iraq
    • Middle East Egypt Levant and Egypt
    • Africa North Africa

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 North America
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$100,000
100 Thieves TSM
First Strike Europe
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$100,000
Team Heretics SUMN FC
First Strike Oceania
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$14,840
EXO Clan ORDER
First Strike Malaysia and Singapore
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$4,926
Todak Team SMG
First Strike Latin America North
2020-11-28 2020-11-28 to 2020-12-06
$15,000
LazerKlan Infinity Esports
ESL Thailand Championship 2020
2020-11-23 2020-11-23 to 2020-12-06
$4,973
MiTH.Attitude Overtime Esports
First Strike Indonesia
2020-12-02 2020-12-02 to 2020-12-06
$7,060
Team nxl Alter Ego
First Strike Turkey
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$51,393
BBL Esports Futbolist
First Strike Korea
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$100,000
Vision Strikers TNL Esports
First Strike Levant and Egypt
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$10,000
NASR Esports Anubis Gaming
Mineski VxV
2020-11-21 2020-11-21 to 2020-12-06
$10,000
Bren Esports ArkAngel
First Strike CIS
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$53,999
forZe Team Singularity
First Strike Brazil
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$38,748
Gamelanders paiN Gaming
First Strike Japan
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$48,082
Absolute JUPITER BlackBird Ignis
First Strike Hong Kong and Taiwan
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$20,000
ahq e-Sports Club LJG
First Strike Latin America South
2020-11-28 2020-11-28 to 2020-12-05
$15,000
Estral Esports DKS Esports
First Strike GCC and Iraq
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-05
$10,000
RvN The Ultimates
First Strike North Africa
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-04
$10,000
Fox Gaming Team Majesty

References[edit]

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