Valorant LAN tournament switches to CS2 after 0 teams sign up

Jeremy Gan
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A Valorant LAN tournament by Fragadelphia has switched to Counter-Stirke 2 after zero teams signed up to compete. 

When it comes down to legendary NA CS staples, Fragadelphia is up there. The breeding ground of young NA talent, the regular tournament is where some of the greatest NA stars honed their craft. 

And on January 13, Fragadelphia announced Frag/ment, a Valorant LAN tournament in the style of their classic Fragadelphia LANs from March 15 to 17. 

However, the tournament organize pivoted into a Counter-Strike 2 event after zero teams signed up two weeks after it was announced. 

The tournament was slated to have a total of 32 teams competing in the LAN over three days at the TAP Esports Center in Philadelphia. However, upon pivoting towards CS2 after no signees, the tournament will largely stay the same. 

“We are currently sitting at 0 signups for the Valorant LAN after two weeks (I swear this game isn’t dead I was just playing it the other day…),” wrote Fragadelphia’s tweet asking players to sign up on January 26.

They announced that if the event doesn’t get enough signees, they’ll have to pivot the LAN to a CS2 tournament. And on 29 January, they announced a proper switch. 

Of course, the VCT inclined will realize that the dates for Fragadelphia, March 15-17, is in the middle of the season start for Challengers and Game Changers, Valorant’s tier-two, and three scenes. 

Additionally, many partnered VCT teams would’ve never been able to compete Fragadelphia lands squarely in the middle of Master Madrid

However unfortunate it is for Fragadelphia’s Valorant LAN, the TO has organized various Valorant tournaments in the past during Valorant’s early days in 2020, with teams like Together We Are Terrific (eventually the legendary EnvyUs and OpTic core) and mouseSpaz (eventually the original TSM squad) winning tournaments.