Oceania’s first charity organised tournament, the Conkmodo Spring Valorant Slam, is set to showcase the best talent, and raise funds for a great cause.
Missing seeing the best Oceanic Valorant teams duking it out? Thankfully, there’s some action coming in just a few days. Organised by familiar faces within the scene and caster power duo, Mitch “Conky” Concanen and Dion “Komodo” Pirotta, the Conkmodo Spring Valorant Slam will feature top-tier competition, all playing for a good cause.
The tournament event will span over three days from September 15, showcasing Oceanic Valorant’s cream of the crop: Exo Clan, Dire Wolves, Avant, Mindfreak, McTeam, Team Pants Down, RipNTear and COFFEE.
They have partnered with Mwave, Zowie and Legion Energy, and will have Snowball Esports as the presenting partner for the event.
“After the Rise of Valour competition was pushed back, I could see the players were getting disgruntled, as the game is so new and they are hungry to play,” Conky told Snowball.
“Myself and Komodo thought we should try and get something goings, giving the community something to play for and thus the Conkmodo Spring Valorant Slam was born.”
🌸 IT’S FINALLY HERE! 🌸— Mitch (@ConkyOCE) September 9, 2020
After some incredible work behind the scene by the team, myself and @KomodoAU are ready to announce the #Conkmodo Spring Valorant Slam!
Your first 4 contenders are:@EXOClan_gg @DireWolves @AvantGaming @Mindfreak
More info over the coming days! 🌸 pic.twitter.com/jhal3c7Nrr
The crowd-funded prize pool has a goal to raise $5,000 AUD, which will be donated to the winning team’s charity of choice. Supporters can donate through GoFundMe throughout the tournament.
“We all have had different life experiences, coming from so many backgrounds in esports, and the emotions attached to these experiences differ from person to person.
“One of the best stories…is Magnetbrain [Rowan Crothers] from Team Pants Down, who has Cerebral Palsy. Rowan has always been super supportive of charity and the community, and is a Gold Medal Paralympic swimmer outside of esports.
“Rowan and the Pants Down team have chosen CPL (Choice Passion Life) as their charity, as they are the charity that helped his family out with all the intensive physio and other therapies.”
Owner of Go Next Media, Josh “Swifty” Swift, spoke about Snowball being the presenting partner, and what they’re providing for the competition. “Grassroots and community events have always been a passion for myself and the team at Go Next,” he said.
“Together with some of the crew from the Oceanic Valorant Open, we’ll be producing the primary broadcast for the competition. We’re proud to support community events like the Conkmodo Spring Valorant Slam.”
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The event has also put out an open call to community casters, aiming to showcase the diverse talent in the region. “In this competition alone we have casters that have come from CS:GO, Overwatch, Rainbow Six and League of Legends,” Conky said.
“To me, it’s a super-inclusive way of allowing people with many talents to showcase their craft and for an event like this being community-driven and focused, I think it’s the perfect way of managing the event.”
You can also contribute to the prize pool by donating via their GoFundMe page.