ZETA DIVISION and Fnatic compete at VALORANT Champions Los Angeles Group Stage at the Shrine Expo Hall on August 8, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

40 Valorant tournaments announced across all major regions

By George Geddes


Aug 12, 2023

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Developer and tournament organizer Riot Games has announced a slew of new Valorant tournaments following the conclusion of the VCT regular season. 

Riot announced over 40 tournaments will be hosted across Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific regions to fill out the rest of the year following the conclusion of Valorant Champions later this month. Several tournaments from the previous off-season will return, such as the Tarik x Ludwig Invitational and the Red Bull Homeground. 

New Valorant tournaments get a mixed community response

The number of tournaments would likely provide some much-needed Valorant competition toward the end of the year since the VCT season will reach its abrupt conclusion later this month. 

But following the announcement of the invitational tournaments, fans quickly realized that Europe has much fewer events than the Pacific and the Americas regions. In Europe, nine tournaments have been revealed at the time of writing. In the other two regions, however, are 17 events set to be held. 

The majority of Valorant tournaments in EMEA will be held online, with an offline final. Former 100 Thieves star Adam “ec1s” Eccles criticized the lack of events. He said that most of the events will be region-locked, so teams are only able to participate if they derive from a specific region.

For example, the Challengers DACH Arcade will seemingly only be available for teams in the German Challengers League. The former 100 Thieves player also mentioned the lack of Game Changers events alongside the off-season tournaments. 

The Ludwig x Tarik Invitational 2 tournament will likely be the most notable in North America, while content creator Sean Gares is set to host an amateur event dubbed the OFF//SEASON Showdown in November.