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First Strike

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Series Information
Riot Games
World Global
October 2020

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]



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


  • 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


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

  • North America North America
  • Europe Europe
  • 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]


Event Date Prize Pool 1st 2nd
First Strike Levant and Egypt
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
NASR EsportsNASR Esports NASR Esports Anubis GamingAnubis Gaming Anubis Gaming
Mineski VxV
2020-11-21 2020-11-21 to 2020-12-06
Bren EsportsBren Esports Bren Esports ArkAngelArkAngel ArkAngel
First Strike CIS
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
forZeforZe forZe Team SingularityTeam Singularity Team Singularity
First Strike Brazil
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
GamelandersGamelanders Gamelanders paiN GamingpaiN Gaming paiN Gaming
First Strike Japan
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
Absolute JUPITERAbsolute JUPITER Absolute JUPITER BlackBird IgnisBlackBird Ignis BlackBird Ignis
First Strike Hong Kong and Taiwan
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
ahq e-Sports Clubahq e-Sports Club ahq e-Sports Club LJGLJG LJG
First Strike North America
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
100 Thieves100 Thieves 100 Thieves TSMTSM TSM
First Strike Europe
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
Team HereticsTeam Heretics Team Heretics SUMN FCSUMN FC SUMN FC
First Strike Oceania
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
First Strike Malaysia and Singapore
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
TodakTodak Todak Team SMGTeam SMG Team SMG
First Strike Latin America North
2020-11-28 2020-11-28 to 2020-12-06
LazerKlanLazerKlan LazerKlan Infinity EsportsInfinity Esports Infinity Esports
ESL Thailand Championship 2020
2020-11-23 2020-11-23 to 2020-12-06
MiTH.AttitudeMiTH.Attitude MiTH.Attitude Overtime EsportsOvertime Esports Overtime Esports
First Strike Indonesia
2020-12-02 2020-12-02 to 2020-12-06
Team nxlTeam nxl Team nxl Alter EgoAlter Ego Alter Ego
First Strike Turkey
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
BBL EsportsBBL Esports BBL Esports FutbolistFutbolist Futbolist
First Strike Korea
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
Vision StrikersVision Strikers Vision Strikers TNL EsportsTNL Esports TNL Esports
First Strike Latin America South
2020-11-28 2020-11-28 to 2020-12-05
Estral EsportsEstral Esports Estral Esports DKS EsportsDKS Esports DKS Esports
First Strike GCC and Iraq
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-05
RvNRvN RvN The UltimatesThe Ultimates The Ultimates
First Strike North Africa
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-04
Fox GamingFox Gaming Fox Gaming Team MajestyTeam Majesty Team Majesty


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