FaZe Clan are hosting a VALORANT Ignition Series Invitational where 16 invited teams will compete for a $50,000 prize pool, the organization announced on Tuesday.
Announcing the FaZe Clan @PlayVALORANT Ignition Series Invitational
Together with @NissanUSA & @Verizon, we're inviting 16 teams to compete for $50,000… and you could be one of them. Hit the link below for all the info! https://t.co/eIfgftvpba | #FaZeInvitational pic.twitter.com/XSGjgaTGsH
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) July 28, 2020
The tournament will take place on August 6th-9th and will feature FaZe Clan and 11 other invited teams. Four other teams will earn entry into the Invitational through qualifier events on August 1st and 2nd.
The first day of the tournament will feature two groups of four competing in a double-elimination bracket. Each match will be a best of three series in a 5v5 format. The second day of the tournament will feature another round of group play with the remaining eight teams competing.
The winning teams will continue to the playoffs on day three and compete in a best of three double-elimination brackets. The best teams will compete in the lower finals and grand final on Sunday. The grand finals will consist of a best of five series double-elimination format.
The seeding for the 12 invited teams will be pre sorted based on previous tournaments, and the four open qualifier teams will be randomly placed in groups.
The top four teams will earn cash prizes ranging from $25,000 to $2,500. The other teams competing in the Invitational besides FaZe Clan have not been revealed, but fans can likely expect other prominent organizations to make an appearance.
The VALORANT Ignition Series is the first official series of tournaments that have given fans their first taste of the VALORANT esports scene. The FaZe Clan VALORANT Invitational will be a pivotal North American event that will further highlight the developing competitive meta and highlight the strongest teams in the region.