New Delhi: India’s leading game streaming and eSports platform Rooter hosts the country’s first-ever Tri-nation Invitational Valorant Championship- Rise of Legends 2021. 16 top teams from India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka will face off in the 8-day tournament scheduled to commence from June 3rd.
Released globally on June 2, 2020, Valorant is a free-to-play multiplayer tactical first-person shooter developed and published by Riot Games, California. Players play as one of a set of agents having unique abilities, characters designed based on several countries and cultures around the world. In the main game mode, players are assigned to either the attacking or defending team with each team having five players on it.
Rise of Legends will have eight teams representing India- Team Mahi, Rebellious Gaming, Enigma Gaming, ForceOne Esports, Global Esports, Reckoning Esports, GodLike Esports, Samurai Esports. From Sri Lanka, Zegg eSports, Xiphos Outplay, WG Gunslingers, Mist Walkers will be the top four contenders. Meanwhile, Mercenariez, Zeusaberz esports, Lariox, GSC Headhunters are the top teams representing Bangladesh.
All the 16 teams will compete against each other in the league-cum-knockout tournament for a massive prize pool worth INR 4,00,000 ($5313). From day 1 to 4, four groups of four teams will play against each other. The top teams from each group will face off in the Semi-finals, where the winning teams will move on to the Winner Bracket Grand Finals, and the losing teams will face off for the Loser Bracket Finals. From the Winner Bracket, the champions will be taking away 1, 40, 000 INR and the runners up team will carry 1, 10,100 INR. Meanwhile, in the loser bracket, the champions and the runners-up will be receiving 90,000 INR and 60,000 INR respectively.
Speaking ahead of the much-awaited tournament, Piyush, Founder and CEO, Rooter, said, “The eSports segment in online gaming has witnessed significant growth in India due to the shift in consumers’ content consumption behaviour post the pandemic. In fact, there has been a spike in participation from the Indian players as the prize money across the tournaments has been escalating since the entry of PUBG in India. With massive growth of gamers on Rooter’s Game Streaming Platform over the last one year, the Rise of Legends championship will be a crucial step towards strengthening our eSports ecosystem and will further grow our 20mn gamers community.”