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eSports: Riot Games Southeast Asia Announces the VALORANT SEA Invitational with a Charity Donation of US$10,000

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Fans of tactical first-person shooter games can look forward to a one-off, competitive tournament that places regional bragging rights on the line, as Riot Games Southeast Asia shines the spotlight on VALORANT in the region through the VALORANT SEA Invitational, slated for July 11, 1:30 PM.

Held with official event organizer IO Esports, the VALORANT SEA Invitational will feature six teams of five prominent content creators and personalities each from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, all of whom will be showcasing their in-game skills and outplaying one another in what promises to be an entertaining showcase. Up for grabs is a total prize pool of US$10,000, various prizes from official sponsors Intel, Secretlab, Gigabyte, and Logitech, and not forgetting, honour and pride as the best team in the region.

Participating teams will also duke it out for good cause as Riot Games Southeast Asia will donate US$10,000 to GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund to benefit projects working on the stop and prevention of the pandemic’s spread, in celebration of the launch of VALORANT in conjunction with the SEA Invitational.

“We are thrilled by the excitement surrounding VALORANT from our Southeast Asian players, whose response towards the game has exceeded our expectations. This charity invitational is an opportunity for us to unite players in the region through a shared passion for playing and watching the game, all in the name of a good cause. We look forward to bringing more such unique experiences to our players in the near future,” said Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games SEA, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. 

The SEA Invitational will be broadcast live in English, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch, and will feature big names including:

  • Luthfi Halimawan and Watchout Gaming from Indonesia
  • Soloz and MasterRamen from Malaysia
  • GlocoGaming and Ashley Gosiengfiao from the Philippines
  • Sombrero and Afiz from Singapore
  • Xargon and Hehe from Taiwan
  • Xcrosz and Badness Gamer from Thailand

VALORANT is a competitive, free-to-play 5v5 character-based tactical shooter for the PC developed by Riot Games. VALORANT is a precise and lethal multiplayer game with high-fidelity gunplay, a diverse arsenal of guns, agents with unique abilities, and competitively tuned maps for thousands of hours of play.

VALORANT has also released the first Ultra Edition skinline, Elderflame, available in game from 10th July (3.30am GMT +8). Individual skins will be priced at 2475 VP each. With patch 1.03, invest in Guardian stocks, as the weapon is beginning to find itself! These updates should help the weapon better carve its own gameplay niche as a heavy-hitting and affordable precision rifle. Also, Spike Rush lovers continue to get spoiled with yet another new orb.

The recently added Surrender option gets a dedicated button to help cast your vote. And the vote threshold is changing for Unrated to require only a majority vote, whereas Competitive will still require a unanimous Yes to surrender. You can also surrender sooner now, for when it feels like your opponent has a 141 2/3% chance of winning.

For more information on the participants and the full list of channels to watch the matches, please visit the SEA Invitational website

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