NODWIN Gaming and Riot Games have joined forces to deploy the VALUING Conquerors Championship as a qualifying tournament for the APAC Last Chance Qualifiers for 2021 VALUING Champions tour. The teams will compete in several sub-regional qualifiers for a prize pool of Rs25 Lacs ($ 33,000) during the South Asian stage. Registrations will start from June 15th.
VALUINGThe instant success of paved the way for multiple grassroots tournaments in the region, spawning the idea of a strong and inclusive tournament in the form of the VALUING Champions tour. With South Asia serving as a rapidly growing hub of VALUING esports, his fans wanted a path to the world esports circuit. The tournament aims to provide the indispensable gateway to international representation for players and teams in the region. NODWIN Gaming will run the tournament drawing on the expertise of Riot Games.
“It’s a great opportunity for the whole VALUING ecosystem in South Asia to catapult itself to celebrity rank. A performance at the Last Chance Qualifier is well deserved given the rich community and the buzz it created last year. We and our friends at Riot Games have worked together to build this ladder that connects South Asia to the global roadmap of VALUING esports is VCT 2021. Looking forward to a great competition. Said NODWIN Gaming MD and co-founder Akshat Rathee.
“At Riot Games, we have listened to our fan base in South Asia and the growing demand to include the region in our VCT 2021 roadmap. This is our first step in unlocking esports for the region. We are very impressed with NODWIN Gaming’s portfolio of esports events and their support for VALUING in the region and we have full confidence in their ability to provide VALUING event for our competitive players here, ”said Sukamal Pegu, publishing leader for Riot Games, India and South Asia.
The tournament will field six qualifications:
- Pakistan and Afghanistan
- Sri Lanka and Maldives
- Nepal and Bhutan
- Generic character
Each qualifier will have a defined number of places filled through registrations followed by online qualifying matches. Qualifying teams will go through the playoffs to reach the grand final and the winner will travel to the APAC Last Chance Qualifier where they will face qualified teams from Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan. The winner of the APAC Last Chance Qualifier will move on to VALUING Champions Tour, the world final where only one team will be crowned 2021 Champion. Detailed information regarding registration dates, tournament format and times will be revealed and communicated soon.