The Valorant Ignition Series returns to Europe with the Mandatory.GG Cup, which featured some of the best teams from that side of the pond. Here’s everything you need to know about the event and the final placements.
Valorant’s Ignition Series has bolstered the first-person shooter’s competitive ecosystem. By globally supporting their game at a regional level, Riot has pledged their involvement as Valorant finds its place in the realm of esports.
Mandatory.GG Valorant Cup: Stream
As with previous Ignition Series events, the Mandatory.GG Cup was streamed on the official Valorant Twitch channel between July 31 – August 2, with the first round of the bracket kicking off at 11:00 AM (PT) / 2:00 PM (ET) / 7:00 PM (BST) / 8:00 PM (CEST).
The tournament organizers will also have their own dedicated stream (embedded below). Most of the big names competing at the event were also streaming their POV on their own respective channels.
All 32 teams competing in the Mandatory.GG Cup were gunning to take home the lion’s share of €15,000 — and it was G2 Esports who made it three Ignition Series events in a row to continue their undefeated record.
Mandatory.GG Valorant Cup: Format
Six teams joined the 26 invited teams in the final 32. After a tough 128-team Open Bracket, the six qualifying teams had the opportunity to cause an upset and make a heroic run through the single-elimination Playoffs bracket.
Both the first and second round of the Playoffs were a best-of-one, meaning that there was plenty of room for amateur teams to make a name for themselves.
Both the Quarterfinals and Semifinals were best-of-three, while the Grand Finals between G2 and Bonk were decided in a best-of-five.
Mandatory.GG Valorant Cup: Schedule & results
Below is the schedule for each day of the event. Please note, these times are provisional and are subject to change at the organizer's discretion.
Friday, July 31
|Round of 32||11:00 AM||2:00 PM||7:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Round of 16||12:00 PM||3:00 PM||8:00 PM||9:00 PM|
Saturday, August 1
|Quarterfinals||G2 Esports 2-0 Dreamchasers||6:00 AM||9:00 AM||2:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|To Be Decided 0-2 BBL Esports||6:00 AM||9:00 AM||2:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Ninja in Pyjamas 2-1 THOSE GUYS||6:00 AM||9:00 AM||2:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Bonk 2-0 9x||6:00 AM||9:00 AM||2:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Semifinals||G2 Esports 2-0 BBL Esports||9:00 AM||12:00 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM|
|Ninja in Pyjamas 1-2 Bonk||12:00 PM||15:00 PM||8:00 PM||9:00 PM|
Sunday, August 2
|Grand Final||G2 Esports 3 vs 0 Bonk||6:00 AM||9:00 AM||6:00 PM||7:00 PM|
Mandatory.GG Valorant Cup: Final placements
After three days of action, here's how the top 32 teams finished!
|Final Placement||Team Name||Prize money (EUR)|
|3rd – 4th||BBL Esports||€1,000|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|5th – 8th||Dreamchasers||-|
|9th – 16th||Giants Gaming||-|
|fish123 (Team Liquid)||-|
|17th – 32nd||G.Gang|