Valorant’s North American qualifiers details and prize pool have been released, as eight teams will compete for a $100k prize pool.
There will be two NA qualifying tournaments which will whittle down the starting total of teams to a final eight. These eight squads will then compete in the NA regional final for the lion’s share of the $100k prize pool.
Competition begins on October 26 and will conclude on December 6. The 128 team tournament will be produced by Nerd Street Gamers and Engine Media (UMG).
The schedule for competition is as follows:
Matches can be watched via Valorant’s NA channels on Twitch or YouTube Gaming.
This tournament is excellent for competition because it allows any team, whether they’re professional or amateur, to enter. The First Strike tournament allows unknown talents a shot at the spotlight if their team can make its way through the ranks. Each region is having its own individual qualifiers, so this tournament is specifically tailored to the North American region. Fans wishing to pursue a career in professional Valorant will have a chance to make that dream a reality.
Other regions have been releasing info on their own qualifiers, and information for all regions should be completely revealed in the coming days. Details for Europe, Brazil, OCE, and Korea have already been unveiled. Some regional tournaments, such as Brazil, have already begun their qualifiers.
Organizers in each region have determined how they will hold their qualifiers, and will compete in their regional final December 3-6.