Australian esports organisations Chiefs Esports Membership has introduced the launch of Oceania-based VALORANT event, the L’Oréal Males Professional Invitational.
The event will see eight of the area’s prime VALORANT groups compete over three days, with a prize pool of AU $10,000 (~£5,480) and 5 gaming PCs up for grabs.
The eight invited groups will kick-off the competitors on November 6, break up into two teams of 4. The 2 teams will compete in a round-robin format on the primary day, with the highest two in every group advancing to a double elimination knockout format.
The event’s essential broadcast will likely be run by way of Go Subsequent Media‘s Josh ‘Swifty’ Swift, with neighborhood casters in a position to run secondary streams to cowl all video games.
Prize distribution will see AU $6,000 (~£3,288) and 5 Intel gaming PCs awarded to the winner, with $3000 and $1000 going to second and third place respectively.
On the event, Nick Bobir, CEO of The Chiefs commented that organisation has “wished to run a VALORANT occasion for months now and are excited to lastly unveil our efforts.
“Additional constructing on our dedication to neighborhood occasions that we’ve established with the Males Professional Warzone Problem tournaments; we determined this was an effective way to assist a brand new esports title and specifically one which we hope to quickly be concerned in additional straight. We’ll be watching very carefully for a crew that we could need to recruit going into 2021.”
Esports Insider says: The event is a superb transfer for Oceania VALORANT and The Chiefs. It offers gamers a possibility to point out their price and provides The Chiefs an excellent overview of the expertise pool within the area. In mild of the closure of the OPL, the organisation will definitely be the place it ought to make investments its time and sources subsequent.