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FaZe Clan announce $50k Valorant Ignition Series Invitational

Published: 28/Jul/2020 17:01 Updated: 1/Aug/2020 15:51

by Andy Williams


FaZe Clan have announced their Valorant Invitational, which will boast the joint largest Ignition Series cash prize to-date and will see their full competitive roster make their long-awaited debut.

One of the most influential gaming organizations in the world, FaZe Clan acquired the talents of Counter-Strike veteran, Jason ‘jasonR’ Ruchelski, to lead them into yet another esport — Valorant.

Eager to field a top-tier side, FaZe have turned to Overwatch sensations, Corey ‘corey’ Nigra and Zachary ‘zachaREEE’ Lombardo, as well as former CS:GO player, Jimmy ‘Marved’ Nguyen to fill out the roster.

Now, the squad is primed to make their debut… And where better to do so than at their own event. The FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational will bring together the best North America has to offer, as sixteen teams will compete for the lion’s share of $50,000.

Zachareee fist bumping during OWL game.
Activision Blizzard
Former Overwatch pro, zachaREEE, joins FaZe ranks as they aim to dominate Valorant.

When is the FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational?

There are two events: a qualifier event and then the main event. The FaZe Clan Ignition Series Qualifier event will take place between August 1 – 2, where teams will battle it out for the top four spots to proceed to the Invitational.

These four squads will be joined by 12 hand-picked teams to compete in the main event, which will take place between August 6 – 9. The Open Qualifier will provides amateur teams with an opportunity to showcase the best homegrown talent North America has to offer.

With the main event being a part of the Ignition Series, you’ll be able to catch all of the action on both the Valorant Twitch channel and FaZe Clan’s Twitch channel (embedded below).

“We are so excited to team up with our friends at Riot and our amazing partners at Nissan and Verizon to put on this tournament,” FaZe Clan’s Chief Revenue Officer, Jeff Pabst said. “Fans can expect a true FaZe Clan live experience chock-full of entertainment unlike any tournament the gaming community is used to seeing.”

Riot’s Head of North American Esports Partnerships, Matt Archambault, expressed his delight to be working with the FaZe brand in conjunction with the Ignition Series.

“FaZe is a name that’s immediately recognizable across esports, and we’re thrilled to support their debut Valorant event… With the [joint] largest prize pool to date in the Ignition Series, and hand-picked competitors, we’re confident the FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational will not only live up to the hype, but will be yet another huge step forward for Valorant competition in North America.”

With a healthy mix of amateur talent competing against the very best North America has to offer, the FaZe Clan Valorant Invitational is primed to go down as another closely-contested event.

Missed some of the Ignition Series events? Catch-up with all the action from all around the world with our dedicated hub, which details both past and future events.

Call of Duty

How to watch $200k Warzone Twitch Rivals Season 6 Showdown: stream, date

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 15:37

by Daniel Cleary


Twitch Rivals has announced another Warzone Showdown for Season 6, with plenty of the top content creators and pros ready to battle it out for a share of the massive $200,000 prize pool. Here’s everything you’ll need to watch the action live.

Warzone fans have had plenty of competitive action to watch since the release of the battle royale title, and many of the biggest stars in gaming have jumped to the new Call of Duty mode to entertain their fans.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now underway and Black Ops Cold War fast approaching, Twitch Rivals revealed that they would be hosting one of their biggest Warzone showdowns yet in the Modern Warfare season. Here’s what you need to know.

the haunting of verdansk teaser
Infinity Ward
The Haunting of Verdansk event has taken over Warzone.

When does Twitch Rivals’ Warzone showdown start?

The Season 6 Twitch Rivals Showdown event is scheduled to kick off on Friday, October 23, with the action getting underway at 9AM PT/ 12PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6PM CEST.

The event itself will be split into two regional tournaments, one for Europe and one for North American players, with $100,000 up for grabs in each region.

How to watch the Warzone Season 6 Showdown

As always, the Warzone Showdown will be streamed with commentary on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which we have embedded down below.

Each of the players competing will also be able to stream the Twitch Rivals Showdown from their point-of-view, giving Call of Duty fans plenty of ways to tune in to the action.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now live in Warzone, players won’t have too long to adapt to all of the Halloween-themed changes in-game and it should make for some entertaining moments.

Official Twitch Rivals stream

Who is playing in the Warzone S6 Showdown

For this Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown, the format will be Duos and the event is also expected to be stacked with 45 duos competing in each region.

While the full list of players has not been announced by Twitch Rivals, they have given some hints as to who will be making their appearance on October 23.

Pros and streamers like NICKMERCS, Scump, Tommey, TimTheTatman, UnRationaL, and more have all been teased, but it is likely that the full list of competitors will be shared before the event starts.