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ESL announces Valorant Community Clash tournament

ESL announces Valorant Community Clash tournament

Gabriel Ionica


ESL is finally throwing their hat into the Valorant tournament ring with the Intel-sponsored ESL Community Clash. This upcoming tournament will take place in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region and will feature a pretty tasty $10,000 prize pool.

The Details

The tournament will be split into four Open Qualifiers, two Monthly Finals, and a Grand Final. Two of the four single elimination bracket qualifiers will take place on October 10th and 17th while the other two come on November 7th and 14th. The top four teams from each Open Qualifier will qualify for the Monthly Finals. The top four teams from the two Monthly Finals will then go on to the Grand Finals on November 27th – 29th.

The $10,000 prize pool will be split between eight placements. 1st place will get $4,000, 2nd will get $2,400 and 3rd will get $1,400. To round things out, 4th place takes $800, 5th-6th Place gets $500 each, and 7th-8th Place goes home with $200 each. All of the matches will be broadcast live on ESL Asia’s Twitch, Facebook & YouTube channels. No broadcasting talent has been announced as of yet.

Even though this is not an official Ignition Series tournament, ESL is one of the biggest tournament hosts in esports. in CS:GO, they are known for their $750,000 Pro League tournament and their many tourneys dubbed ESL One. Their canceled upcoming major tournament, ESL One: Rio 2020 was sporting a hefty $2,000,000 prize pool. ESL also has tournaments in several other titles including Rainbow 6: Siege, NBA 2K20, PUBG, Rocket League, and more.

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