T1 and Nerd Street Gamers have partnered to host the first North American event as part of the VALORANT Ignition Series. The event will have $50,000 up for grabs and take place from June 26th to 28th. The first place finisher will walk away with a whopping $25,000 in prize money.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Nerd Street Gamers to bring Riot’s first VALORANT Ignition Series event to North America,” said Joe Marsh, CEO of T1 in the official press release. “In addition to T1’s VALORANT team, we’ve invited some of the biggest names in gaming to battle it out for the record-breaking $50K prize pool in North America and look forward to sharing some exciting programming elements as we get closer to the event.”
“It is incredibly exciting to see publishers like Riot Games embrace the amateur community by empowering Nerd Street Gamers and T1 to host tangible path to pro events like our upcoming qualifiers,” John Fazio, founder and CEO of Nerd Street Gamers said as part of the announcement. “Riot has acted on their commitment to support the competitive gaming scene, and we are looking forward to supporting both pros and amateurs for the Ignition Series in North America.”
There will be two play-in qualifiers taking place on June 20th and 21st where four teams will be able to earn a spot in the 16-team event.
Want to compete in the play-in qualifiers? You can register here: nerdstgamers.com/valorant.