Riot Games has announced the VALORANT Ignition Series. The Ignition Series will kick off on Friday with the European G2 Esports Invitational, presented by Red Bull and the RAGE VALORANT JAPAN Invitational.
“We’re thrilled to pull together the best from gaming and esports to deliver a program that will showcase VALORANT on a global scale. The Ignition Series will unlock the creative potential of some of our top partners and will help us build an esport from the ground up that is authentic to the VALORANT community,” Whalen Rozelle, senior director of esports at Riot Games, said.
Each organiser will operate their own Ignition Series tournament, with variations that will include competitive open qualifiers, show matches, and invitationals with top players, established personalities, and aspiring amateurs.
“We are ready to open the VALORANT Ignition Series and continue the success of the G2 EU Brawls in an all-out entertainment-filled invitational. Our partnership with Riot has helped make the European League of Legends community the force it is today and contributed to the success of the LEC [League of Legends European Championship], and I have no doubt that we will do the same for VALORANT,” Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of G2 Esports, said.
“VALORANT is a fantastic game and Riot has accomplished what many have tried by finding the sweet spot between casual fun and a hardcore competitive experience. Through this Series, the world will see exactly what the VALORANT hype is all about,” Rodriguez added.