The Convergence event is poised to make a comeback in 2024 after a successful inaugural edition that drew an in-person attendance of over ten thousand.
INDIA – Convergence will be making its return to India in 2024, Sukamal Pegu, the Esports Lead for India and South Asia at Riot Games, has confirmed in a press statement, promising a “bigger and more exciting” event featuring more games and experiences.
Riot Games, in partnership with Bangalore-based esports tournament organizer The Esports Club, organized the debut edition of Convergence from December 14 to 17 at the Manpho Convention Centre in Bangalore, India. The tournament featured six teams representing three major regions, including hometown favorites Global Esports and True Rippers.
With a total prize pool of US$50,000 up for grabs, FUT Esports secured victory in the best-of-five grand finals against their domestic EMEA counterparts, Team Vitality, marking the event as their first-ever international triumph this year.
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“We are thankful to the players, teams, sponsors, partners, and especially our Indian fans for making Convergence 2023 an unparalleled success,” said Pegu in a press. “The passion displayed by our fans is our driving force and serves as a constant source of inspiration. Congratulations to FUT Esports for their exceptional performance and to all participating teams for their dedication and sportsmanship. Convergence will be back with a bigger and more exciting edition in 2024.”
No specific information has been revealed regarding the event’s exact date and location next year. However, further details are anticipated to be known closer to the OFF//SEASON period next year around October following the conclusion of the VCT 2024 season.
Arun Rajappa, Country Manager, India and South Asia, Riot Games, also shared his thoughts on the success of their various campaigns in India this year, “Convergence was the perfect finale to a year of exciting initiatives in India and South Asia, from celebrating VALORANT’s anniversary with fans at gaming cafes, to cheering on teams at the VCSA, to giving back to the community at Harbor’s anniversary event. We were also thrilled to bring amazing influencers together at Radiant Retreat. It’s been a fantastic journey, and we can’t wait to bring even more games and experiences to our players in the region in 2024.”
Cover photo courtesy of The Esports Club