eSports company Epulze has entered a partnership with Riot Games Southeast Asia, adding the $25,000 Royal Cup to the VALORANT Ignition Series. The main event will take place from 21st to 27th September with open qualifiers running from 19th to 20th September.
The VALORANT Royal Cup will have 16 participating teams, 12 being direct Invites and 4 being top teams from the open qualifiers. The main event consists of a Bo2 Round Robin group stage with 4 groups of 4 teams per group. The top 2 teams from each group will then advance to a double elimination playoff.
Pontus Lövgren, Co-Founder at Epulze:”We are very excited to enter the VALORANT scene and working directly with Riot Games Southeast Asia provides us with a fantastic opportunity to create great content for the VALORANT community. Our ambition is to create a lot more VALORANT tournaments for all skill levels and give everyone the chance to compete in a fun and exciting environment.”
Chris Tran, Head of Esports, Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau: “We are truly encouraged by the player response to VALORANT in Southeast Asia, and are thrilled to bring more competitive experiences to the community with Epulze. The Royal Cup is our region’s latest addition to the VALORANT Ignition Series, following a strong showing of teams in the recent VALORANT Pacific Open. We are looking forward to a fun and riveting experience for all our players!”
Participating teams and broadcasting talents will be announced in the coming weeks. Updates accessible via their website here