Riot Games launches first Valorant First Strike Tournament

November 30, 2020

The lineup has been confirmed with the tournament taking place from December 3rd.

Riot Games has just confirmed the teams that will be competing in the first Valorant First Strike MENA tournament. This is after the Strike Arabia tournament that saw more than 13,000 average unique viewers. Strike Arabia consists of three separate tournaments with 291 teams participating.

The top three teams that emerged victoriously include RvN, The Ultimates, and ArchNemesis from the GCC and Fox Gaming, Team Majesty, and Alterfox Esports from the North Arica tournament. Anubis Gaming, NASR eSports, and Qlash were the qualifiers from the Levant and Egypt tournament.

These teams will be continuing their quest to become champions of their own sub-region during First Strike MENA where they stand to receive a $10,000 prize. 

Both Strike Arabia and First Strike MENA are brought by Riot Games with support from the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) along with the tournament’s official peripheral partner, Logitech.

The matches were also live-streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch in a bid to engage with fans. The GCC finals had 1,082 viewers while the North Africa tournament amassed 3,338 viewers. The Levant and Egypt tournament finals had 1,759 viewers.

“When we launched the Strike Arabia tournament, it was an opportunity for VALORANT players to come together and showcase their skills and attributes in a competitive environment for the first time and qualify for First Strike MENA. During the last three weeks, the matches played have been of the highest level, providing compelling viewing for many of our spectators across the MENA region,” said Ali Muslumanoglu, General Manager of Riot Games MENAI.

The First Strike MENA tournament will be streamed on the official Valorant Arabia Twitch and YouTube channel, and Facebook page.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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