The event was part of the Valorant Ignition Series, which is an official Riot-partner program that puts a spotlight on a few selected tournaments each week. These events help discover upcoming Valorant talent whilst growing an international interest and fan base for the game.
The Event Format
The G2 Esports Valorant Invitational had a traditional esports tournament format. Eight teams received invites and were split into two groups of four. The top team from each group advanced to the semifinals, whilst the 2nd & 3rd place teams from each group moved into the quarterfinals.
G2 recently announced the first signing to their Valorant team: Mixwell, a former professional CS:GO player. This Invitational acted as a great way for them to showcase their new star player.
Who took part?
|Team arch||arch, Noizeeh, Fearoth, Tohaj, pm|
|Team Mixwell||mixwell, davidp, Fit1nho, CREA, Orb|
|Team ZeratoR||Zerator, Boaster. Jbzz, rhyme, chichuhua|
|Team draken||draken, Patitek, ec1s, Bonkar, ocelote|
|Team Taimou||Taimou, soulcas, pyth, Happy, onscreen|
|Team Ex6TenZ||Ex6TenZ, pipsoN, Krptix, luckeRRR, Armandine|
|Team izak||izak, Lothar, zonixx, TrilluXe, gob b|
|Team ANGE1||ANGE1, HyP, Shao, Yurii, Miss Rage|
For G2, the event couldn’t have gone any better. Production quality was fantastic and the viewer experience was great; this can be credited to the hosts and commentators.
Mixwell and his team put on a dominant showing throughout the Invitational, with Mixwell often stealing the show with stellar plays. His team pocketed a tasty €10,000 while Team draken took home for the remaining €5,000 prize pool in 2nd place.
Another successful event adds reassurance that Valorant is primed to be a top esport title in the future. The player experience is fun, and it’s entertaining for viewers to sit down and watch; this is something some esports are lacking.
We look forward to seeing how the Valorant esports realm develops in the coming weeks and months. We will have regular updates with everything happening, so keep an eye out.