Epulze, the esports company has entered a partnership with Riot Games Southeast Asia, adding the $25,000 Royal Cup to the VALORANT Ignition Series. The main event will take place on September 21-27 with open qualifiers running on September 19-20.
The VALORANT Royal Cup will have 16 participating teams, 12 being direct Invites and 4 being top teams from the open qualifiers. The main event consists of a Bo2 Round Robin group stage with 4 groups of 4 teams per group. The top 2 teams from each group will then advance to a double elimination playoff.
Participating teams and broadcasting talents will be announced in the coming weeks.
“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.” – Pontus Lövgren, Co-Founder at Epulze
“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. The Royal Cup is our region’s latest addition to the VALORANT Ignition Series, following a strong showing of teams in the recent VALORANT Pacific Open. We are looking forward to a fun and riveting experience for all our players!” – Chris Tran, Head of Esports, Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau
Epulze is a world-leading online platform that strives to be a springboard for amateur players trying to make it in the world of professional esports. The Epulze platform is providing everyday gamers with a place to compete in a fun, friendly and exciting environment.
Since the inception of the platform in 2017, it has served over a quarter of a million players participating in over 40.000 online tournaments. Epulze has also produced a wide variety of pro tournaments while also running livestream productions out of their own broadcasting studio.
With a headquarter in Örebro, Sweden, a subsidiary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and an office in Singapore, as well as regional teams in Kiev, Ukraine and São Paulo, Brazil. Our multi-national community includes the whole range of key components. From the grassroot enthusiasts winning and earning their way up to the big leagues, to the hardcore professionals, streamers, and companies that all share the common love for esports and its fantastic communities.