The Indian qualifying process will kick off on November 30, ultimately deciding the final team that will earn a spot in the main event of VALORANT Convergence 2023.
INDIA – Riot Games in partnership with The Esports Club have announced an India Qualifier to determine the final team that will be competing in the main event of VALORANT Convergence 2023.
The closed qualifier for Convergence 2023 will see True Rippers, Reckoning Esports, Medal Esports, Downfall Esports, Team Respect, and Grayfox Esports competing in a double-elimination bracket. Six teams have received direct invitations to participate in this tournament based on their performance in the Indian domestic season in 2023, according to the press release. The stakes are high, as only one team will earn the coveted main event berth.
The action is scheduled to kick off on November 30th. However, only the final three matches, which include the Upper Final, Lower Final, and Grand Final, will be broadcast on TEC’s YouTube Channel on December 2-3.
VALORANT Convergence 2023 is set to be held at the Manpho Convention Center in Bangalore, India, from December 14-17. This event is set to be one of India’s biggest OFF//SEASON events, featuring VCT-partnered teams such as hometown favorites Global Esports, alongside FUT Esports, FURIA Esports, Gen.G, and Team Vitality as the headlining attractions from overseas.
The event will be broadcast live in two languages: English on Riot’s Pacific Channels and Hindi on Riot’s South Asia channels. The Esports Club will also carry the broadcasts on their channels. Fans in India can witness the live action of the upcoming Convergence tournament through free and paid ticket options, set to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Sukamal Pegu, Esports Lead, India & South Asia, Riot Games, said, “We are super excited to announce that the India Closed Qualifiers gives top local teams a great platform to showcase skills and play against some of the best professional VALORANT teams in the world. The goal behind Convergence is to grow esports talent in India and the qualifiers are a testament to the hyperlocal opportunities we are creating for our VALORANT community in the region.”
“Lenovo India has been championing esports as a dedicated way to reach out to gaming audiences, and with VALORANT being a popular title that’s well enjoyed across India we have been engaging with the title during various online and offline events. With our portfolio of great gaming products on Legion and LOQ, we feel it’s a great way for Lenovo to be seen and experienced by relevant younger TG who we believe will be glad that we are able to bring a great esports event to India” said Chandrika Jain, Director – Marketing, Lenovo India.
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