DETROIT, MI – October 7, 2020 – The Renegades, America’s premier multi-gaming esports organization and Nerd Street Gamers, the national network of esports facilities and events, have teamed up to present the 2020 Renegades VALORANT Invitational. The event will take place on October 17th and 18th, 2020.
The Renegades VALORANT Invitational will see 16 of the top VALORANT teams in the North American region competing for a share of the $10,000 prize pool over the course of two days. The tournament is sponsored by Campus Party, MIKE AND IKE, and Velocilinx.
Two qualifiers will take place on Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th where teams can compete for four open spots in the Invitational. The qualifiers are open to all players in the North American region, and teams can secure their spot by registering at nerdstgamers.com/valorant.
Schedule: Eastern Daylight Time (EST)
Saturday, October 17th, 2020 – Day 1
Full Groups GSL: (Double Elimination. Bracket)
4:00PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, October 18th, 2020 – Day 2
Playoffs: Single Elimination Bracket, Best of three, three rounds (Bo3 – 3 rounds)
4:00PM – 11:00 PM
To watch, tune in at Twitch.tv/Renegades
“We are excited to partner with Nerd Street Gamers to support the VALORANT gaming scene,” said Jonas Jerebko, Owner of the Renegades. “With top-tier competition, along with qualifiers and a significant prize pool, we are confident that the Renegades VALORANT Invitational will surpass fans’ expectations.”
“The Renegades organization is thrilled to team up with our partners at Riot and our friends at Nerd Street Gamers to host this tournament,” said Chris Roumayeh, Chief Executive Officer of Renegades. “We are excited to build upon our momentum in this space with the Renegades VALORANT Invitational.”
“We are thrilled to power the Renegades VALORANT Invitational,” said Sean Powell, Director of Competitive Operations at Nerd Street Gamers. “This event will allow us to continue our mission of providing opportunities to showcase the developing talent within the VALORANT community, while working with an incredible organization.”
“Campus Party TechFest is excited to continue our on-going partnership with the esports organization the Renegades as a sponsor of their VALORANT tournament series,” said Donna Johnson, Vice President Events for Campus Party TechFest. “Campus Party TechFest is equally excited to welcome Renegades as a sponsor to our first-ever, in-person event in North America, July 23–25, 2021, at the TCF Center in Detroit. Campus Party TechFest brings together millennials, gamers, Generation Z, students, professionals, business leaders, web-celebrities, geeks, and skill improvement seekers for an interactive festival of open innovation, creativity, science, entrepreneurship and entertainment.”
About Nerd Street Gamers
Nerd Street Gamers is a national network of esports facilities and events dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers. The company promotes greater access to the esports industry, laying a national framework for esports talent development and high-quality gaming tournaments. NSG has received backing from Five Below, Comcast, SeventySix Capital, Elevate Ventures, and angel investor George Miller.
The Renegades are North America’s premier multi-gaming esports organization, featuring professional players and teams in the world’s largest competitive games, including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, and Rocket League. Based in Detroit, Michigan and owned by Jonas Jerebko, the Renegades value fans, relationships, players, owners, partners, and employees. The team holds a strong belief that the foundation of any successful endeavor always begins with the right people that support it. For more information, follow @renegades on Twitter.