Sources: LPL partners with Riot Games to host major Oceanic Valorant events in 2021

LPL’s 2021 Valorant events will give Oceanic teams a chance in NA’s Last Chance Qualifier for Champions.

Oceanic Valorant is set to be in the hands of LetsPlay.Live (LPL) after the NZ-based tournament organizer won Riot’s tender for the local esports scene in 2021, sources close to the situation have told Snowball.

2021 could be a bright year for Oceanic Valorant despite the region not receiving a direct invite to the Valorant Champions Tour. 

A jam-packed schedule on a bigger scale than was seen in 2020 is on the way with LPL reportedly winning the tender to run the major tournament series in Oceania, sources close to the situation told Snowball.

LPL has hosted numerous Oceanic Valorant events across 2020, including the Summer Series, and the Evolution and Challenger leagues. 

They have also run local competitions in titles like CS:GO, DOTA 2, Rainbow Six, PUBG, and Rocket League. 

The format of the LPL events are unknown at this point in time. Snowball understands that Oceanic teams will have the chance to make the Last Chance Qualifier against North American teams for a slot at Valorant Champions later this year.

With the reported departure of EXO Clan to NA, the local path to Champions through LPL events could potentially free up another spot for an Oceanic team to make it to the World Championship penned for December.

The reported schedule is also expected to be packed all year long with domestic competition. Exact dates and prize pools are not yet known, however.


Snowball Esports reached out to LPL, who declined to comment.

Andrew Amos
Andrew Amos
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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