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G2 Ignition Valorant tournament results & final placements

Published: 23/Jun/2020 0:58 Updated: 1/Aug/2020 15:55

by Bill Cooney

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The G2 Valorant invitational tournament has officially wrapped up, and we have the final results, placements, and winnings for each team who participated in the competition.

G2 Esports hosted their Valorant Invitational as part of Riot Games’ Ignition Series, featuring some of the top European stars battling it out on the new FPS title.

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The invitational was the first official tournament as part of Riot’s recently announced ‘Ignition Series,’ which will see Riot partner with other organizations to put a spotlight on community-run events, and the European invitational offered a €15,000 prize pool for all of the players involved.

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G2’s Valorant Invitational was the first event in Riot’s new Ignition series.

G2’s recent addition of Mixwell to their Valorant squad seems to have paid dividends already, as the former CS:GO pro’s team took the top spot and the 10,000 top prize.

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Team mixwell breezed through 3-0 in the group stages only losing two matches, and the playoff was more of the same, as they didn’t drop a single match, staying undefeated through the entire second phase of the competition.

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Mixwell’s skills in CS:GO seem to have served him well so far in Valorant.

The second-place team was also headed by a former Counterstrike pro, William ‘draken’ Sundin, whose squad managed to take home 5,000 after all was said and done.

Team draken only lost twice, and both times were to Team Mixwell, once during Group A play and again in the Grand finals on June 21.

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Over in Group B, former Overwatch star Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettunen’s team swept through the first round at 3-0 as well, but couldn’t get past Team draken in the second round of the playoffs.

Even though his team came in second draken was still named MVP of the tournament, and based on how he always seemed to be popping off no matter who he was facing, that seems very fair to us.

The full results, standings and winnings of each team in the G2 Esports Valorant Invitational are listed below, and as always, be sure to stick with Dexerto for all the latest Valorant esports updates and news.

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Final Placement Team Name Prize money (USD)
1st Team Mixwell $11,210
2nd Team draken $5,605
3rd Team ANGE1
3rd Team Taimou
5th Team ZeratoR
5th Team Ex6TenZ
7th Team arch
7th Team Izak
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Valorant First Strike Europe qualifiers: Schedule, eligibility, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:06

by Jacob Hale

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Valorant developers Riot Games have announced First Strike: Europe, the first-ever Valorant tournament wholly produced by Riot, set to kick off in November with some of the region’s best talent.

Since Valorant launched in June, it has become one of the most exciting games in esports, with players from all different titles migrating to Riot’s first-ever FPS. Some of the biggest competitors from the likes of Overwatch, CSGO and more are looking to make a name for themselves in the new shooter.

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As a result, we’ve already seen some incredible talent, tense moments and top performances in a competitive setting, but now it’s becoming a little more official with the announcement of this highly-anticipated tournament.

So, with First Strike: Europe around the corner, here’s everything you need to know to tune in to the tournament, and even get involved yourself.

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First Strike is the first Valorant tournament organized entirely by developer Riot Games.

Valorant First Strike: Europe schedule

Open qualifiers for First Strike take place from November 9-22, giving teams around two weeks to stave off the best competition in the region and qualify for the main event.

The schedule for Open Qualifiers will be as follows:

  • Week 1
    • November 9-10: Qualifier A
    • November 11-12: Qualifier B
    • November 13: Play-In #1
    • November 14-15: Playoffs
  • Week 2
    • November 16-17: Qualifier C
    • November 18-19: Qualifier D
    • November 20: Play-In #2
    • November 21-22: Playoffs
Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule.

After qualifiers have concluded, the main stage will be held from December 3-6. Here are the dates for each part of the main event:

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  • December 3-4: Quarterfinals
  • December 5: Semifinals
  • December 6: Final
Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule.

Eligibility for Valorant First Strike: Europe

As the name suggests, the Open Qualifiers for the tournament are open to (almost) anybody. You don’t have to be a pro player to sign up, but you have to be over the age of 16 and you will need to reach the rank of Immortal 1 by the time you register.

Riot haven’t specified how people can apply and register for the tournament yet, but advise in their announcement that full rules for the event and how to apply will be available in the coming weeks — and we’ll be sure to update this page as soon as we know.

Valorant First Strike: Europe tournament format

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Will we see much of new Act III map Icebox in the First Strike tournament?

The tournament format is fairly simple to follow throughout, from the qualifiers right up to the main event. Here’s how the single-elimination tournament works:

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  • Qualifiers and Play-Ins: Best of 1
  • Playoffs: Best of 3
  • Quarterfinals and semifinals: Best of 3
  • Finals: Best of 5

With best of 1s in qualifiers and play-ins we might see some upsets, but finishing the tournament on a best of 5 means we really will see the two best teams in Europe fight it out and showcase their talent across all maps, proving how much they’ve mastered the game so far.

With G2 Esports undoubtedly the strongest team in the region since competition started, the main question now is whether they can prove it in Valorant’s biggest tournament yet.

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