Riot Games has tapped the services of FaZe Clan in handling the next Valorant Ignition Series tournament. The organization is calling the competition FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational.
16 teams will compete in this Valorant Ignition Series tournament. The FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational focuses on the North American region.
The tournament qualifiers will be done on August 1- 2. After that, the main event takes place on August 6 – 9. The winners of this competition will take home the majority of the US$50,000[AU$69,683] prize pool.
Announcing the FaZe Clan @PlayVALORANT Ignition Series Invitational
Together with @NissanUSA & @Verizon, we're inviting 16 teams to compete for $50,000… and you could be one of them. Hit the link below for all the info! https://t.co/eIfgftvpba | #FaZeInvitational pic.twitter.com/XSGjgaTGsH
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) July 28, 2020
FaZe Clan to debut Valorant roster
Several eSports organizations have immediately created their roster. For instance, NRG Apex Legends players switched to Valorant immediately.
FaZe Clan is joining the competition with its roster. The organization has been checking out players who are willing to try out and sign for them.
The roster currently has four members. First, JasonR and Corey were recruited. The second one is ZachaREEE. Lastly, Marved was tapped to be the fourth player.
The final member has not been revealed yet. However, FaZe Clan will announce the next member as the tournament draws near.
Valorant Ignition Series a test run for FaZe Clan
The organization has announced that it is tapping into the live streaming industry soon. That being said, the upcoming tournament is one of their trial runs.
The first tournament that they organized was the Fight2Fund back in March. It raised $125,000 in just four weeks. The tournament aims to produce funds for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organization partnered with Verizon recently as well. Both companies did the Pay It Forward Live event.
This event is a series of live streams. It highlighted several small businesses affected by the pandemic.
With that being said, the upcoming Valorant Ignition Series is under good hands with FaZe Clan.
Tournament date and schedule
The upcoming competition will start on August 6, at 2 p.m. PT. Riot will stream the competition on Twitch.
There are three channels who will stream the event namely FaZe, official Valorant Twitch, and Nerd Street Gamers.
FaZe Clan has not released the tournament mechanics yet. But, it might be similar to the previous Ignition series.
Valorant Ignition Series is on a roll this year
Riot announced the Valorant Ignition Series earlier this year. Several organizations conducted tournaments all around the globe as part of it.
According to Riot, the Ignition series is their way to produce worldwide tournaments. So far, the strategy has been effective.
Eleven tournaments were done since its launch. But expect more as the series progresses.
This month alone saw seven tournaments. Different regions conduct different competitions.
Valorant Ignition Series has different prize pools and different mechanics. As mentioned by Riot, the main reason is to cater to both amateurs and professionals.
The competition prize pool varies depending on the tournament. It ranges from a small $1,500 to as big as $50,000.
Riot explained that this is their way of opening up opportunities for aspiring Valorant players. As a result, there is a variety of prize pools as well.
Mandatory.GG X Ignition Series starts tomorrow
Riot packed July with a lot of tournaments. The month will end with the Mandatory.GG X Ignition Series.
This is the schedule of our #IGNITIONSERIES x #MANDATORY.GG CUP ! @pansy, @FollowDeman & @hypoc will welcome you on Friday at 8PM CEST : https://t.co/apfnh1RV0f #MandatoryCup | @PlayVALORANT pic.twitter.com/Zk9V7bYrcp
— Mandatory.GG | 100% Valorant (@MandatoryGG) July 29, 2020
Moreover, the competition will last from three days, starting from July 31 to August 2.
Only European teams will be joining the Europe-based competition. It is in line with Riot’s goal. It certainly wants to bring competition to several regions.
Teams will compete for the €10,000 (AU$15,887) prize pool. But this time, there will be a total of 32 teams competing.
The Valorant Ignition Series is an interesting take to eSports competition. Riot has done a great job with this format.