Cooldown announces free £1,250 Valorant 1v1 tournament

By Kenneth Williams


Aug 12, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Aspiring Valorant players in the United Kingdom can 1v1 for £1,250 for free in a new tournament being presented by The Cooldown.

Esports watch party host The Cooldown has announced a grand finale for its £1,650 1v1 Valorant circuit. Players near inner London will be able to compete in-person at swanky gaming bar Meltdown. The top eight players will receive shares of a cash prize totaling £1,250. Valorant Royal Singles is presented by The Cooldown,, and Challengermode.

Even Valorant players who are less confident in the clutch have a reason to attend. The event is free for everyone over the age of 18, and competitors who are of age even get a free beer just for showing up. Before or after their matches, players can enjoy the Meltdown bar featuring a classic arcade, LAN section, and free video game consoles. It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow Valorant fans, get in some gaming action with a beverage, and possibly win some money.

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The event will take place on August 27, 2022 at 12:00 BST. It’ll all go down at the following Meltdown location, which is just a 10 minute walk from Caledonian Road Tube station.

342 Caledonian Road

London, N1 1BB

How to join free £1,250 Valorant Royal Singles tournament

To attend this free Valorant 1v1 tournament, players will need to register for The Cooldown and attend the Meltdown in-person.

Head to the official Cooldown website and click the button in the top-right button to start registration. Once done, return to the Valorant Royal Singles page and click the red join button on the right side. After that, download the QR code it generates to use as your ticket. Each registration also comes with a free Budweiser drink. Once that’s done, you’re all set to show up on August 27 and join the free £1,250 Valorant 1v1 tournament.

The tournament format will be single-elimination with best-of-one games. This makes every match extremely high-stakes, and therefore entertaining. The event will whittle down to the top 16 players, eight of whom directly qualified to the quarterfinals from online 1v1 events. The grand final will change to best-of-three to further raise the hype. 

Spectators and fallen players can stick around to watch the action from the bar. The tournament will also be broadcast live on the official Twitch channel.

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Meltdown is an international gaming bar chain that celebrates gaming with awesome arcades and esports event streams. is a gaming news website for competitive titles. Challengermode is a leading esports organizing platform for paid and free tournaments across dozens of games.