Introducing the WePlay! VALORANT Invitational

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Calling all agents

We are proud to announce our entry event in a new game with the WePlay! VALORANT Invitational!

The WePlay! VALORANT Invitational is a new event in the VALORANT IGNITION SERIES that will see eight teams shoot it out over a $50,000 prize pool. However, before the main event, two teams will have to fight their way through the Open Qualifiers to earn a spot each in the invitational.

Meet the teams

We've got a stacked lineup of some of the best VALORANT teams out there. Here's the list of invite teams:

  • fish123
  • forZe
  • G2 Esports
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Prodigy
  • PartyParrots

Eugene “Hitras" Shepelev

Lead Esports Manager at WePlay! Esports

We have been following VALORANT since its announcement, and now welcome the opportunity to apply ourselves in the new title. As usual, we will try to make the event dramatic, unusual, and unforgettable. We’re hoping that VALORANT will enjoy WePlay! Esports’ style and our regular viewers will have fun with the new game.


Joe Ziegler

Game Director at Riot Games

Understanding of the game is still evolving, and there's plenty of room for new and exciting ideas to take the stage. The Ignition Series is definitely setting up a standard of play for VALORANT, the likes of which we've never seen before, and will undoubtedly begin to influence competitive audiences in their decisions around play.


Dates & format

The Open Qualifier will take place from July 13-14, featuring two single-elimination brackets. 128 teams will take each other on in Best-of-1 matches, while the final series in each qualifier will be a Best-of-3 affair.

The main event will see all eight teams compete in a swiss bracket Group Stage that will run from July 15-17. Only four teams will advance to the Playoffs, with the Group Stage winners seeded into a single-elimination bracket. The Semifinals will follow on July 18, leaving July 19 for the grand finale.

So if you’ve got a team and think you have what it takes to compete at the highest level of VALORANT, sign up for the Open Qualifiers at the links below and prove you have what it takes.

Open Qualifier #1

Open Qualifier #2

Good luck, agent!

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