Hardware manufacturer ZOTAC has collaborated with The Esports Club to host the ZOTAC Cup VALORANT Open as one of Asia’s first big tournaments in 2022, featuring a US$15,000 prize pool on the line.
The open qualification process will kick off on January 9, with teams from South Asia and Southeast Asia regions eligible to register for the online tournaments through The Esports Club website. Each region will have its open qualifier, where participants will battle it out in a single-elimination bracket.
The US$15,000 tournament will culminate with finals from January 16-27, where the top four from each qualifier will square off for the US$8,000 first-place prize. Furthermore, the MVP of the tournament will win a brand-new ZOTAC RTX 3060 GPU. Matches will transition to a double-elimination bracket once it reaches the quarter-finals (main event).
ZOTAC Cup VALORANT Open’s details can be found below (dates may change):
Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam are all eligible to compete in the Southeast Asia qualifier. On the other hand, South Asia Qualifier will open for teams from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal to participate.
The eventual victor of the event will walk away with more than half the money on offer. The US$15,000 prize pool will be distributed as follows:
|MVP||ZOTAC RTX 3060|
Mr. Deepak Gupta, Country Head – South East Asia at ZOTAC, said, “As a market leader it is our responsibility to give back to and enable the gaming community. The ZOTAC CUP platform is meant to provide an opportunity for aspiring players across various games. We’re happy to have ecosystem partners like LG Ultragear and Corsair join and support this initiative.”
“We are also thrilled to partner with The Esports Club to bring one of the largest ever ZOTAC CUP events for Valorant to South Asia with an opportunity to play against the best teams in South East Asia.”
Mansoor Ahmed, Director of Esports of The Esports Club, said, “ We’re excited about leveraging our knowledge and experience in the Valorant space to execute the first-ever ZOTAC CUP in the region at this international scale. This marks a significant step for The Esports Club in further expanding our presence in both South Asia and Southeast Asia as one of the leaders in creating and delivering premium esports events.”
Additional information about the registration process and rules of the tournament can be found on The Esports Club website.
Cover photo courtesy of The Esports Club/ZOTAC