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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
Mineski VxV
2020-11-21 2020-11-21 to 2020-12-06
$10,000
Bren Esports Bren Esports ArkAngel ArkAngel
First Strike North America
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$100,000
100 Thieves 100 Thieves TSM TSM
First Strike Hong Kong and Taiwan
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$20,000
ahq e-Sports Club ahq e-Sports Club LJGLJG LJG
First Strike Turkey
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$51,249
BBL Esports BBL Esports FutbolistFutbolist Futbolist
First Strike Latin America North
2020-11-28 2020-11-28 to 2020-12-06
$15,000
LazerKlan LazerKlan Infinity EsportsInfinity Esports Infinity Esports
First Strike Oceania
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$14,862
EXO Clan EXO Clan ORDER ORDER
First Strike Europe
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$100,000
Team Heretics Team Heretics SUMN FCSUMN FC SUMN FC
First Strike CIS
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$54,069
forZe forZe Team Singularity Team Singularity
First Strike Malaysia and Singapore
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$4,926
Todak Todak Team SMG Team SMG
First Strike Korea
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$100,000
Vision Strikers Vision Strikers TNL Esports TNL Esports
ESL Thailand Championship 2020
2020-11-23 2020-11-23 to 2020-12-06
$4,969
MiTH.Attitude MiTH.Attitude Overtime EsportsOvertime Esports Overtime Esports
First Strike Levant and Egypt
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$10,000
NASR Esports NASR Esports Anubis Gaming Anubis Gaming
First Strike Indonesia
2020-12-02 2020-12-02 to 2020-12-06
$7,100
Team nxl Team nxl Alter Ego Alter Ego
First Strike Brazil
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$38,786
Gamelanders Gamelanders paiN Gaming paiN Gaming
First Strike Japan
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-06
$47,992
Absolute JUPITER Absolute JUPITER BlackBird IgnisBlackBird Ignis BlackBird Ignis
First Strike Latin America South
2020-11-28 2020-11-28 to 2020-12-05
$15,000
Estral Esports Estral Esports DKS Esports DKS Esports
First Strike GCC and Iraq
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-05
$10,000
RvNRvN RvN The UltimatesThe Ultimates The Ultimates
First Strike North Africa
2020-12-03 2020-12-03 to 2020-12-04
$10,000
Fox Gaming Fox Gaming Team Majesty Team Majesty
First Strike Hong Kong and Taiwan: Qualifier D
2020-11-28 2020-11-28 to 2020-11-29
$
Only One WordOnly One Word Only One Word Amateur Team Amateur Team
First Strike Hong Kong and Taiwan: Qualifier C
2020-11-28 2020-11-28 to 2020-11-29
$
ahq e-Sports Club ahq e-Sports Club LightningLightning Lightning
First Strike Rise of Valour
2020-11-14 2020-11-14 to 2020-11-29
$
EXO Clan EXO Clan Dire Wolves Dire Wolves
First Strike Latin America South Qualifier
2020-11-23 2020-11-23 to 2020-11-26
$
Dylema GamingDylema Gaming Dylema Gaming Australs Australs
First Strike Latin America North Qualifier
2020-11-23 2020-11-23 to 2020-11-26
$
Infinity EsportsInfinity Esports Infinity Esports Arctic Gaming Mexico Arctic Gaming Mexico
Strike Arabia GCC and Iraq
2020-11-01 2020-11-01 to 2020-11-25
$
RvNRvN RvN The UltimatesThe Ultimates The Ultimates
Strike Arabia Levant and Egypt
2020-11-01 2020-11-01 to 2020-11-24
$
Anubis Gaming Anubis Gaming NASR Esports NASR Esports
Strike Arabia North Africa
2020-11-01 2020-11-01 to 2020-11-23
$
Fox Gaming Fox Gaming Team Majesty Team Majesty
First Strike Europe: Playoffs #2
2020-11-21 2020-11-21 to 2020-11-22
$
nolpenkinolpenki nolpenki ProdigyProdigy Prodigy
First Strike Turkey: Qualifier #4
2020-11-17 2020-11-17 to 2020-11-22
$
5NOOBS5NOOBS 5NOOBS HaZe ClanHaZe Clan HaZe Clan
First Strike CIS: Qualifier B
2020-11-16 2020-11-16 to 2020-11-22
$
Team Singularity Team Singularity Gambit Esports Gambit Esports
First Strike Malaysia and Singpore: Qualifier #2
2020-11-22 2020-11-22
$
Las Venturas Las Venturas Excelsa Excelsa
First Strike Hong Kong and Taiwan: Qualifier A
2020-11-21 2020-11-21 to 2020-11-22
$
LJGLJG LJG LEGENDsLEGENDs LEGENDs
First Strike Korea - Closed Qualifier
2020-11-12 2020-11-12 to 2020-11-22
$
Vision Strikers Vision Strikers F4QF4Q F4Q
First Strike Japan: Qualifier #2
2020-11-21 2020-11-21 to 2020-11-22
$
Sengoku GamingSengoku Gaming Sengoku Gaming DetonatioN Gaming DetonatioN Gaming
First Strike Hong Kong and Taiwan: Qualifier B
2020-11-21 2020-11-21 to 2020-11-22
$
Five Ace e-Sports Five Ace e-Sports Team ZTeam Z Team Z
First Strike North America - UMG Tournament
2020-11-19 2020-11-19 to 2020-11-22
$
TSM TSM FaZe Clan FaZe Clan
First Strike Malaysia and Singpore: Qualifier #1
2020-11-21 2020-11-21
$
Todak Todak Reality RiftReality Rift Reality Rift
First Strike Europe: Play-In #2
2020-11-20 2020-11-20
$
nolpenkinolpenki nolpenki Enterprise Esports Enterprise Esports
ESL Thailand Championship 2020: Qualifier #2
2020-11-15 2020-11-15 to 2020-11-16
$
NG.BlackNG.Black NG.Black FULL SENSE FULL SENSE
Mineski VxV: Qualifier #4
2020-11-15 2020-11-15
$
ArkAngel ArkAngel Affinity EsportsAffinity Esports Affinity Esports
First Strike Brazil - Qualifier
2020-11-13 2020-11-13 to 2020-11-15
$
Gamelanders Gamelanders Havan Liberty Havan Liberty
First Strike Japan: Qualifier #1
2020-11-14 2020-11-14 to 2020-11-15
$
SCARZ SCARZ Crazy RaccoonCrazy Raccoon Crazy Raccoon
First Strike Indonesia: Qualifier 3
2020-11-14 2020-11-14 to 2020-11-15
$
FrostwolfFrostwolf Frostwolf Reckless Lads Reckless Lads
First Strike Europe: Playoffs #1
2020-11-14 2020-11-14 to 2020-11-15
$
G2 Esports G2 Esports Team Liquid Team Liquid
First Strike Turkey: Qualifier #3
2020-11-11 2020-11-11 to 2020-11-15
$
Mod-Z EsportsMod-Z Esports Mod-Z Esports Anatolia EsportsAnatolia Esports Anatolia Esports
First Strike CIS: Qualifier A
2020-11-09 2020-11-09 to 2020-11-15
$
Axsor Axsor AoeXeAoeXe AoeXe
UMG Tournament - Qualifier #2
2020-11-13 2020-11-13 to 2020-11-14
$
Gen.G Esports Gen.G Esports Pittsburgh Knights Pittsburgh Knights
Mineski VxV: Qualifier #3
2020-11-14 2020-11-14
$
ChimaeraChimaera Chimaera Bren Esports Bren Esports
First Strike Europe: Play-In #1
2020-11-13 2020-11-13
$
G2 Esports G2 Esports Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas
UMG Tournament - Qualifier #1
2020-11-11 2020-11-11 to 2020-11-12
$
Moon Raccoons Moon Raccoons Equinox EsportsEquinox Esports Equinox Esports
First Strike Turkey: Qualifier #2
2020-11-04 2020-11-04 to 2020-11-10
$
Sangal Esports Sangal Esports BBL Esports BBL Esports
ESL Thailand Championship 2020: Qualifier #1
2020-11-08 2020-11-08 to 2020-11-09
$
QConfirmQConfirm QConfirm Daytrade GamingDaytrade Gaming Daytrade Gaming
First Strike North America - NSG Tournament
2020-11-04 2020-11-04 to 2020-11-08
$
Team Envy Team Envy 100 Thieves 100 Thieves
Mineski VxV: Qualifier #2
2020-11-08 2020-11-08
$
AG.NefariousAG.Nefarious AG.Nefarious KADILIMAN KADILIMAN
Mineski VxV: Qualifier #1
2020-11-07 2020-11-07
$
NXP.AetherNXP.Aether NXP.Aether SubversiveSubversive Subversive
First Strike Indonesia: Qualifier 2
2020-10-31 2020-10-31 to 2020-11-01
$
ZenithZenith Zenith XcN GamingXcN Gaming XcN Gaming
NSG Tournament - Qualifier
2020-10-26 2020-10-26 to 2020-10-30
$
Cloud9 Blue Cloud9 Blue Team Envy Team Envy
First Strike Turkey: Qualifier #1
2020-10-22 2020-10-22 to 2020-10-28
$
Oxygen Esports Oxygen Esports FutbolistFutbolist Futbolist
First Strike Indonesia: Qualifier 1
2020-10-24 2020-10-24
$
Nerd Banana Nerd Banana AING MAUNG EsportsAING MAUNG Esports AING MAUNG Esports

References[edit]

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