Valorant fans in the country will now have a chance to take their gaming skills to the center stage with the Valorant Conquerors Championship (VCC). India based NODWIN Gaming and Riot Games have teamed up to give Indian Valorant players a chance to be a part of the 2021 Valorant Champions Tour (VCT 2021). VCC will be the qualifying tournament for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Last Chance Qualifiers which is a part of the VCT 2021.
For the South Asian leg of the Champions Tour, teams will compete in various sub-regional qualifiers for a prize pool of ₹25 Lakh. The registration for the qualifiers will start from 15 June onwards. Since its release in June 2020, Valorant has been a massive success among Indian gamers. This has made it possible for esports organizations to host grassroots level tournaments for players.
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Online gaming and esports ecosystem in the country has opened up doors for Indian gamers to be a part of the global esports circuit. The tournament aims to provide a way for gamers in India to be recognized on an international level. Working on this expansion route, NODWIN Gaming will be executing the tournament with the support and expertise of Riot Games.
Akshat Rathee, Managing Director and co-founder of NODWIN Gaming said, “This is a great opportunity for the entire Valorant ecosystem in South Asia to catapult itself to stardom. A representation in the Last Chance Qualifier is much deserved looking at the richness of the community and the amount of buzz it has created in the last year. We and our friends at Riot Games have worked together to build this ladder that connects South Asia to the global roadmap of Valorant esports, that is the VCT 2021. Looking forward to a great competition.”
“We at Riot Games have been listening to our fanbase in South Asia and the growing demand to include the region in our VCT 2021 roadmap. This is our first step in unlocking esports for the region. We are very impressed with NODWIN Gaming’s portfolio of esports events and their support for VALORANT in the region and we have full confidence in their ability to deliver a world-class VALORANT event for our competitive players here,” said Sukamal Pegu, Publishing Leader, India & South Asia, Riot Games.
There will be a number of slots available for each qualifier that will be filled via registrations. This will be followed by the online qualifying matches. Once qualified, the teams will then compete in playoffs in order to reach the grand finals. The winning team of the tournament will then be eligible for the APAC Last Chance Qualifier where they will be pitted against teams from Southeast Asia, namely Japan and Korea. The winning team of the APAC Last Chance Qualifier will advance to the VALORANT Champions Tour.
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