Valorant Pacific Open and SEA Invitational announced as part of Ignition Series

The Valorant Ignition Series is coming to SEA, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

The Valorant Ignition Series is coming to South East Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, with Riot announcing the Pacific Open and SEA Invitational ⁠— two separate events for the region.

The Valorant Ignition Series is finally spreading to South East Asia. After a successful start in North America, Europe, and other regions, SEA players will be given a chance in not only one, but two Ignition Series events.

The Pacific Open will be open to all players from the region, with the goal of hunting the best team in the region, while the SEA Invitational will be a celebration of the game in a more lax manner.

The Pacific Open will be made up of 10 teams from each Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The winners of each regional qualifier will qualify for the Pacific Open Finals, to be held in mid-August.

The Pacific Open is set up to find the cream of the crop in the region, and has been touted as “a rare opportunity for players who want to embark on the journey to be the next VALORANT esports star.”

The SEA Invitational is a more lax event, featuring some of the region’s biggest streamers and gaming personalities. Six teams ⁠— representing Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand ⁠— will battle it out for regional pride, and charity.

$10,000 USD will be donated to the Coronavirus Relief Fund in conjunction with the event.

“We are thrilled by the excitement surrounding VALORANT from our Southeast Asian players, whose response towards the game has exceeded our expectations,” stated Chris Tran, the Head of Esports for Riot SEA.

The Valorant Ignition Series is greeting 14 regions across the world as the first major Riot-operated Valorant event in the game’s short history.

“We’re committed to building Valorant on the core pillars of competitive integrity, accessibility, and authenticity to create an experience that will captivate you for many years to come. [We’re now aiming to] lay the foundation for competitive Valorant,” the developer said earlier in June.


The Valorant Pacific Open kicks off on July 3, with signups ending on July 1. The Valorant SEA Invitational starts on July 11.

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After joining Snowball in mid-2018, Andrew "Ducky" Amos has fast become one of our region's best esports writers. Cutting his teeth in Oceanic Overwatch, he now covers all kinds of esports for publications globally. However, his heart still lays at home, telling the story of Aussies trying to make it big.

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