In partnership with Riot Games Southeast Asia, Epulze has announced that The Royal SEA Cup is the latest addition to the Valorant Ignition Series.
Offering a US$25,000 prize pool, the competition will take place from September 21 to 27.
The Royal Cup will have 16 participating teams, including 12 direct invitees and 4 top teams from the open qualifiers. Open qualifiers will run on September 19 and 20.
In the main event, 4 groups of 4 teams per group will go through a Best-of-2 Round Robin group stage.The top 2 teams from each group will then go head-to-head in a double elimination playoff.
Participating teams and broadcasting talents will be announced in the coming weeks. To find out how to join the qualifiers and get more updates on the event, visit the Royal SEA Cup subpage.
“We are very excited to enter the Valorant scene and working directly with Riot Games Southeast Asia provides us with a fantastic opportunity to create great content for the Valorant community.
“Our ambition is to create a lot more Valorant tournaments for all skill levels and give everyone the chance to compete in a fun and exciting environment,” said Co-Founder at Epulze Pontus Lövgren.
“We are truly encouraged by the player response to Valorant in Southeast Asia, and are thrilled to bring more competitive experiences to the community with Epulze. […] We are looking forward to a fun and riveting experience for all our players!” said Chris Tran, Head of Esports, Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.