Community Gaming & Riot Games Introduce the VALORANT Elite Showdown!
by Community Gaming in Esports · 2021-10-28

VALORANT esports never sleeps! With VCT Champions still weeks away, Community Gaming has partnered with Riot Games to offer the latest edition of top-tier North American VALORANT.

We’re calling this one the VALORANT Elite Showdown-a four-day, $25,000 online tournament featuring some of the region’s best teams. While a select number of competitors will be directly invited to the main event, everyone has a chance to attend by battling through a three-day open qualifier. Will it be you?

Open qualifiers will run from November 5-November 7, a perfect opportunity to showcase your sneaky site retakes or ingenious Haven defaults. This double-elimination tournament will be capped at 128 teams, with 32 squads advancing to the main event.

Running from November 11-November 14, the main event will mix the 32 open qualifiers with 32 direct invitees. Fresh-faced sides will get to test their skills against the seasoned pros of Andbox, T1, Immortals, Complexity, NRG and more. The format? GSL Groups into a high-stakes single elimination bracket, with $10,000 awarded to the first place team.

You can catch all the action on Riot’s main VALORANT Twitch channel with some familiar faces-DDK, Ender, Vansilli, Tanner Metro, Dust and more will be on broadcast to call every round.

VALORANT Elite Showdown is the latest example of Community Gaming’s trailblazing efforts in the grassroots VALORANT ecosystem. From piloting an agent ban phase in the Valorant Weekly Contenders Circuitto organizing local LANs at BrookLAN with Andbox, Community Gaming continues to spearhead the growth of VALORANT esports at a foundational level. We’re committed to bringing more high-profile opportunities for diehard fans and hidden gems to compete.

For more information on the VALORANT Elite Showdown, check out the open qualifier’s official tournament page. Signups close once the tournament reaches its team cap, so don’t be late!