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Riot Games partners with The Esports Club for VALORANT Convergence in India

The VALORANT Convergence event is the first global tournament for the FPS to be hosted by Riot Games in India.

A high profile VALORANT tournament is on its way to India to end the 2023 OFF//SEASON. In the middle of December, six invited teams will battle it out in Convergence, an event hosted by Riot Games and The Esports Club.

In 2022, India hosted the likes of Paper Rex and Team Heretics for the VALORANT India Invitational. Galaxy Racer organized that tournament without assistance from Riot. Thus, Convergence is the first ever global VALORANT tournament in partnership with the creator of the game to take place in India.

VALORANT Convergence schedule

The VALORANT Convergence event begins on December 14, 2023. It will take place through December 17. That's four days of competitive VALORANT inside the Manpho Convention Centre in Bengaluru, India.

All that is currently known are the dates of the tournament. The start times and who plays who have yet to be announced. We'll update here when more of that information is released by either Riot Games or The Esports Club.

Participating teams

(Image via Liquipedia)
(Image via Liquipedia)

There are six teams on their way to India for VALORANT Convergence. It covers all three original VCT regions, with the final team making it in through an Indian qualifier. The teams are:

  • Global Esports
  • FUT Esports
  • Team Vitality
  • Gen.G Esports
  • FURIA Esports
  • True Rippers

Format and prize pool

The Esports Club and Riot Games have yet to dish out information regarding the format or prize pool. Expect it to be a decently sized pool and to be a familiar format. With six teams, it could easily be a round-robin style tournament.

If that isn't the case, there may be a group stage followed by a playoff bracket. If it follows suit with the majority of VALORANT tournaments, Convergence will see its matches played in best-of-three series, with the Grand Final as a best-of-five. We'll update when we know more.

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