Riot Games presents the off-season of Valorant
The off-season of Valorant has begun and promises to be a long one, as the Valorant Champions ended much earlier than the previous year. However, don't panic, this doesn't mean that there won't be any more competitions to watch. In a recent article, Riot Games revealed all events which should be a feature of the Valorant competition scene in the coming months.
EMEA off-season events
Crossfire Cup Mediamarkt and Intel
This tournament will be offered from 3 October to 12 November by the team in charge of producing the VRL Spain.
VALORANT REGIONAL League Türkiye Invitational
This time it is the players from Turkey who are organising their own event, from 3 to 9 October.
REGIONAL VALOR League Dach Evolution: Unity
From October 3rd to December 18th, the coaches of Freaks 4U Gaming GmbG are offering an offline tournament, the final of which will take place during the LAN Dreamhack Hannover, Germany.
Red Bull Home Ground 2022
The Red Bull Home Ground is back for its third edition. Some of the best teams on the European scene will compete from 09 to 11 December in a Home and Away format. Find all the information about the competition on the website of the Red Bull Home Ground.
Born in Egypt, the Superdrome is an international championship that brings together the best teams from the ANMO and EMEA regions. From 13 to 22 October, they will compete offline in Cairo's stadium for the $30,000 cash prize.
G-Loot VALORANT Clash
From 21 October to 27 November, some of the best teams in the EMEA region will compete in the new off-season tournament: the G-Loot Clash. Registration for the qualifiers will take place on 3 October and the qualifying round will be played from 19 to 23 October.
The French Cup will take place from 27 October to 11 December. It will feature several teams from the VRL France, some teams from the VRL Polaris and Dach, but also rosters from the Open Tour France and the Open Tour Benelux. A large part of the competition will be played online, and the final stages will take place in Montpellier, during the Occitanie Esport.
After an online edition, the Lyon e-Sport will be a physical event this year. It will take place from 11 to 13 November and will allow 32 teams to compete for the €15,000 cash prize.
The events of the off-season on the American continent
Vava BTS Sunset (Brazil)
This event is organised by Beyond the Summit and will take place from 30 September to 09 October.
Played on 1 October, the tournament featured several teams of content creators competing for the $20,000 prize money.
Copa Rakin (Brazil)
Brazil's most popular influencer tournament returns for its seventh edition, from 25 October to 4 December. 30,000 Brazilian real are up for grabs for the occasion.
The competition will feature eight previously invited professional teams and four qualifying teams from North America. The qualifiers will be played from 8 to 9 November and the main event will start on 10 November and finish on 13 November.
Knights Arena VALORANT Freezeout (North America)
This is one of the biggest events of the off-season, with 256 teams competing in a knockout bracket. A selection of agents will be put in place so that there can be no duplication in a match. Each team will choose its agents in turn. The tournament will be held from 15 to 18 December and any player can register to try to win the $25,000 prize money with his roster.
Spike Series Invitational (Brazil)
For its third edition, the Spike Series Invitational has a prize pool of 20,000 Brazilian real. It will take place from 05 to 11 November.
VALORANT Latam Gods
The Movistar Game Club in Santiago (Chile) will host a LAN from 28 to 4 November, where four guest teams will compete. Fans will be able to watch the games and participate in activities.
Ludwig x Tarik Invitational (North America)
This tournament will be the first of the 2023 season as it will take place on 14 and 15 January. It will bring together the best teams and content creators from around the world. The professionals will compete against each other to see who will be the best team, while the creators will play showcase matches to entertain the public.
Pacific Region's off-season events
TEC Challengers Series
This event is for teams from South Asia and South East Asia. Four teams will be selected from the former region and two from the latter. Two other teams will be directly invited to join the group stage. From 29 September to 13 October, they will all try to win the 30,000 dollars at stake.
TEN 5_ Valorant Korea vs. Japan Showmatch
On 03 October, DRX (Korea) will face Northeption (Japan) in a single match, hosted by LOUD Corp.
Valorant India Invitational by Galaxy Racer (GXR)
From 18 to 20 November, the world of esports will meet the world of music. For three days, the best international teams will compete in a new format that has yet to be revealed. The event will take place in Hyderabad, India.
Penta Pro Series - Valorant
This event will once again involve South Asia and South East Asia and will be divided into three phases, from 28 October to 18 December. First, there will be qualifying rounds, then playoffs and finally a final round. The latter will take place in Bengaluru.
TEN 5_ Valorant Special Match
On November 04, LOUD Corp is organising a meeting between the best Korean and APAC teams. The tournament will take place at the Busan Esports Arena (BRENA).
Gwangju Esports Series (GES) Asia
This competition is organised by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in partnership with the city of Gwanju and the Asia eSports Center. It will invite 4 representative teams from the region to compete in two knockout rounds. This will be followed by the semi-finals and then the final. The tournament will be held over two days, on 26 and 27 November.
WCG Rivals - Valorant : Korea vs Japan
On 16 December, Korean and Japanese influencers and professionals will compete for the cash prize.
Afreeca TV SEA Invitational
This week-long event aims to crown the best team in Southeast Asia. It will take place from 29 November to 04 December.
So you have a wide choice of competitions to watch around the world. So you can have a great off-season!