NODWIN Gaming and Riot Games to host ‘Valorant’ Conquerors Championship as qualifier for VCT 2021

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NODWIN Gaming and Riot Games have partnered to roll out the Valorant Conquerors Championship as the qualifying tournament as the part of the 2021 Valorant Champions Tour. There will be multiple sub-regional qualifiers where teams will be competing for a prize pool of Rs25 Lacs ($33,000) in the South Asian leg and the registrations will kickstart from 15 June onwards.

The tournament is aimed to open the doors for the international representation of  the players and the teams of the region. Indian esports organisation NODWIN Gaming will execute the tournament wit the support of  Riot Games’ expert.

“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.” said NODWIN Gaming MD and co-founder Akshat Rathee.

“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 Riot Games publishing leader, India and South Asia Sukamal Pegu.

The tournament to have field of six qualifiers in

  1. India
  2. Pakistan & Afghanistan
  3. Sri Lanka & Maldives
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Nepal & Bhutan
  6. Wildcard

As per their official media post the rule of the qualifier led tournament is simple, it reads, “Each qualifier will have a set number of slots filled through registrations followed by the online qualifying matches. Qualifying teams will go through the playoffs to reach the grand finals and the winner will make their way to the APAC Last Chance Qualifier where they will face qualified teams from Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan. The winner of the APAC Last Chance Qualifier will advance to the VALORANT Champions Tour, the global final where a single team will be crowned the 2021 Champion. Detailed information regarding the registration dates, tournament format, and timelines will be revealed and communicated soon.”