Rise of Valour, presented by Fortress Melbourne, will be Australia’s biggest online tournament hosted by a dedicated esports venue, with over $70,000 AUD in prizes to be won. The tournament, part of the VALORANT Ignition Series, will consist of 4 stages with 3 pathways to the finals, and will be open to all teams in Oceania (regardless of skill level) who can compete online from home. Professional commentators, including Vandie and Zenox, will be in the venue hosting 10 days of broadcasts, that will be streamed live from the Alienware Arena at Fortress Melbourne; the largest games entertainment venue of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
True to the values of Fortress Melbourne as the home for all gamers, the event will be open to all, welcoming both new competitors and seasoned veterans. While players will be rewarded across all stages of the tournament with prizes and on-stream representation, the competition presents an unparalleled opportunity for new talent to introduce themselves and rise to the top in the Oceanic region.
EVENT INFORMATION Entry: FREE Teams: 5 Players & up to 2 Subs Dates:
Open Qualifier #1 Saturday August 8
Open Qualifier #2 Sunday August 9
Open Qualifier #3 Saturday August 15
Open Qualifier #4 Sunday August 16
Open Qualifier #5 Saturday August 22
Open Qualifier #6 Sunday August 23
Play-In Stage Saturday August 29
Last Chance Qualifier Sunday August 30
Finals Day 1 Saturday September 5
Finals Day 2 Sunday September 6
$15,000 AUD Cash Prize Pool
300 + Alienware devices awarded across all stages of the competition
$7,000 Alienware Battlestation
Total prizes to be won valued at over $70,000 AUD
Teams can enter in up to 4 of the 6 single elimination Open Qualifiers which run online from August 8 - 23. The top teams from each Open Qualifier will advance to the Play-In stage on the 29th of August. Teams that don't make it through the Open Qualifiers will still have an opportunity to progress and play in the Last Chance Qualifier.
The top teams of the Play-In stage will directly advance to the Finals Weekend and other teams who narrowly missed out will move on to the Last Chance Qualifier. The tournament concludes with a Finals Weekend where top teams from both the Play-In stage and the Last Chance Qualifier will battle for the lion's share of the $15,000 cash prize pool.