100 Thieves are hosting one of the first VALORANT tournaments involving streamers as well as former and current esports professionals. So, here is everything you need to know about it.
When the Valorant closed beta went live on April 7, gamers from across the world quickly flocked to Twitch streams in hopes of getting access to the beta. Plenty of players have already tried out a match in Riot Games’ first-person shooter, with a few professional players from other titles even switching over with hopes of achieving success in Valorant.
We’ve already seen a Twitch Rivals tournament with plenty of high-level streamers involved, as well as a special show match between a set of former CS:GO players and the developers of the game themselves. Now, 100 Thieves have decided it’s their turn to host some top level action, with eight stacked teams set to square off in the 100 Thieves Valorant Invitational.
What time is the 100 Thieves Valorant Invitational event?
The eight-team 100 Thieves Valorant Invitational kicks off on Tuesday, April 14th at 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/7 pm CEST – meaning that fans from around the globe can watch the action at a pretty reasonable time.
The matches should start pretty quickly after the show gets underway barring technical difficulties – it is an online event after all.
100 Thieves Invitational: VALORANT.
8 teams captained by some of the biggest creators in the world.
Tag who you want to see in the tournament. ? pic.twitter.com/NoaSLyd59H
— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) April 10, 2020
100 Thieves Valorant Invitational event streams
Previous events hosted by 100 Thieves have had a centralized stream where viewers can watch the action from every single match – be it the full game with casters or quick-hit highlights of impressive kills.
They haven’t yet announced if they’re doing that but you’ll no doubt be able to catch the matches on the streams of everyone who is playing. We’ve assembled a few Twitch broadcasts below so you could grab some Valorant beta access for yourself.
Who is playing in the 100 Thieves Valorant Invitational event?
As for the teams taking part in the event, there are a number of former and current professional esports athletes set for battle. Of course, 100 Thieves Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag will be leading a team – and he’s picked up four players from his org’s CS:GO squad.
Former CS:GO pro turned Mixer star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has also called on a few of his former teammates, while TimTheTatMan has got an all-star line-up of players from Overwatch, CS:GO, Apex Legends, and more.
As of writing, there are still three squads that haven’t been announced so we’ll be sure to update when possible.
|Team Nadeshot||Nadeshot, JKS, Jkaem, AZR, Gratisfaction|
|Team Shroud||Shroud, Skadoodle, Brax, AZK, Hiko|
|Team Yassuo||Yassuo, xQc, Moxy, Timmy, Albralelie|
|Team TimTheTatMan||TimTheTatMan, Mendo, Ace, Fl0m, Poach|
|Team Courage||Courage, N0thing, Shahzam, Sick, Crashies|
|Team Dr Disrespect||Dr Disrespect, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD|
|Team Ninja||Ninja, Waifu, Lefaa, Minish, Kephrii|
|Team Summit1G||Summit1G, ELiGE, Stewie2K, TenZ, steel|
With some pretty competitive and ridiculous FPS shooter players involved, the 100 Thieves event will no doubt provide some insane highlights for everyone to enjoy.
There might not be any money on the line for the competitors but there is sure to be a whole host of bragging rights. Plus, there might even be a bit of beta access dropped for viewers. It’s a win-win for everyone.