Riot Games Southeast Asia has announced its 2021 Esports and Collegiate Competitive Plans for Valorant.
In a press release shared with ONE Esports, Riot explained that these regional tournaments will provide opportunities for players across Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, so that they may begin building their regional legacies throughout the official Valorant esports and collegiate circuit.
The company has also appointed partners who will roll out the official esports and collegiate tournaments in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Hong Kong:
Mineski Philippines for Philippines Esports
Mineski Philippines and AcadArena as two separate organizers for Philippines Collegiate
The Gaming Company for Malaysia Esports and Collegiate, and Singapore Esports
PGL and Eliphant for Singapore Collegiate
Talon for Hong Kong Esports and Collegiate, and Taiwan Esports
Taiwan Mobile and TeSL for Taiwan Collegiate
ESL for Thailand Esports and Collegiate
ONE Up for Indonesia Esports and Collegiate
”Players have asked and we’re excited to answer. In Southeast Asia, the appetite for Valorant esports has been tremendous and we are pleased to partner with the region’s leading esports organizations to introduce new heights of competitive play to the region,” said Chris Tran, Head of Esports at Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
The same partners will also be running Riot’s regional First Strike competitions in their respective regions. For those who are interested in signing up, registration pages have been linked for each country.
Mineski will be hosting competitions for the Philippines. ESL will be hosting competitions for Thailand. ONE Up will be hosting competitions for Indonesia. The Gaming Company will be hosting competitions for Singapore and Malaysia. Finally, Talon will be hosting competitions for Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Registration for the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia begins on October 14; while for Singapore and Malaysia, on October 17. Taiwan and Hong Kong will begin registration on November 1.
Qualifier dates can be found in each of the appointed partners’ registration links.