Allied Esport is launching the “Allied Esports Odyssey” as part of the Riot Games VALORANT Ignition Series. Matches will be held and broadcasted online, produced by the Allied Esports’ HyperX Esports Studio in Hamburg, Germany. The tournament will feature six teams competing for a €15K prize pool throughout the week of August 11th to August 16th. Top teams like G2, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Vodafone Giants, and Fish123 will all be apart of the event. The final two teams will earn their spots via open qualifiers, which will take place from August 8th to August 9th.
Qualifiers —> August 8-9
Ignition Series —> August 11-16
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Days one through five of the tournament will run a best-of-two, round-robin format, matching up every team against each other in the initial rounds. The top four teams will move on to the playoffs, which will feature a double-elimination, best-of-one format. This will culminate in a final where the top two teams will face off under best two out of three rules.
This tournament will be the twelfth stop along the VALORANT Ignition Series. Kasra Jafroodi, Esports Strategy Lead for VALORANT Esports, commented on the partnership, saying “The Ignition Series has allowed partners from all over the world to experiment with a vast amount of competitive formats, allowing fans of VALORANT esports to help us identify which competitive structures lead to the most exciting matches.” Jafroodi hopes that testing this competitive format will “provide viewers with an innovative competition that will further grow the competitive scene in Europe.” The VALORANT Ignition Series has made stops all over the world forwarding the global competitive scene as a whole, including places like Japan, Brazil, and New Zealand. For more on the Allied Esports Odyssey, visit the events official web page here.