Riot Games has just announced that Indian seven other South Asian teams are getting a chance to compete at the Valorant Champions through APAC LCQ (Last Chance Qualifiers).
One team from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal will be chosen through NODWIN Gaming's VALORANT Conquerors Championship, which is starting from 15 June 2021, with open qualifiers.
The winner of VCC will again compete with six other teams from South East Asia (2), Korea (2), and Japan (2) in the APAC Last Chance Qualifiers, which is to be held in October 2021. Only the winner of the APAC LCQ will advance to Valorant's biggest event Valorant Champions.
An ultimate battle for South Asia's Valorant lineups to earn a spot in the APAC Last Chance Qualifiers for VCT 2021🏆— VALORANT // India & South Asia (@playVALORANTsa) May 29, 2021
Time to reveal the Conqueror inside you!
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Schedule, prize pool and structure of VALORANT Conquerors Championship
The Valorant Conquerors Championship (VCC) 2021 features a massive prize pool of INR 25 Lacs (33,000 USD). The tournament will start on 15 June 2021 with six open qualifiers (one for each region).
The tournament will field 6 qualifiers:
- Pakistan & Afghanistan
- Sri Lanka & Maldives
- Nepal & Bhutan
Each qualifier will have a set number of slots filled through registrations followed by the online qualifying matches. Qualifying teams will go through the playoffs to reach the grand finals and the winner will make their way to the APAC Last Chance Qualifier where they will face qualified teams from Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan.
The winner of the APAC Last Chance Qualifier will advance to the VALORANT Champions Tour, the global final where a single team will be crowned the 2021 Champion. Detailed information regarding the registration dates, tournament format, and timelines will be revealed and communicated soon.
Speaking about the tournament, Mr. Sukamal Pegu, Publishing Leader, India & South Asia, Riot Games said, "This is a great opportunity for the entire VALORANT ecosystem in South Asia to catapult itself to stardom. A representation in the Last Chance Qualifier is much deserved looking at the richness of the community and the amount of buzz it has created in the last year. We and our friends at Riot Games have worked together to build this ladder that connects South Asia to the global roadmap of VALORANT esports, that is the VCT 2021. Looking forward to a great competition."