Inaugural Valorant Regional League MENA esports tournament concludes with a reach of almost 3 million

July 20, 2022

Calyx, a subsidiary of Hockwood Games, has successfully concluded the finals of the inaugural Valorant MENA League tournament in Riyadh, in partnership with Saudi Esports Federation and Riot Games, with a total prize pool of $80,000 (SAR 337,850).

Held at the Saudi eLeagues arena, one of Riyadh’s largest arenas, the league featured 152 teams from across the region and culminated in the grand finals featuring Team Falcons, Yalla Esports, Geekay Esports and XPLDZ competing in for the coveted spot.The grand final saw Team Falcons take on Geekay Esports, resulting in the Falcons lifting the trophy in front of an arena full of fans.
Team Falcons had a dominant streak throughout the league; winning the first split and representing MENA in the VCT EMEA Qualifiers as well as winning the second split, before winning the MENA Finals held in Riyadh. With their victory, Team Falcons will now represent the MENA region in the VRL EMEA Finals later this month where they will compete against the other winners of every VRL from across the entire EMEA region.

With 27 hours of air time, the Valorant Regional League MENA esports tournament reached almost 3,000,000 viewers.  The tournament was held between the 4th and 7th July 2022, streamed on Twitch and YouTube, and saw the teams battle it out in front of a live audience in hopes of being crowned champions of the Valorant Regional League MENA for the very first time.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.