VALORANT First Strike Kicks Off This Week in North America

by Olivia Schaller

Riot’s inaugural tournament will introduce two co-streaming partners, Ninja and TSM Myth, and crown the first VALORANT regional champion

This Thursday, December 3 marks the beginning of VALORANT First Strike: North America, a four-day, cut-throat tournament featuring the region’s top eight teams, all vying for a piece of the $100,000 prize pool and title of North America’s first VALORANT champion. 

Along with our region’s best VALORANT talent, First Strike: NA will bring together some of the most beloved personalities in and outside of VALORANT, including:

The single-elimination tournament will begin with our region’s top eight teams (in order of their seeding by the Nerd Street Gamers and UMG qualifying tournaments, from first to eighth): Team Envy, 100 Thieves, Sentinels, Renegades, TSM, FaZe Clan, T1, and Immortals. 

The eight finalists will battle through the best-of-three quarterfinals and semifinals to earn their spot in the best-of-five Grand Final showdown. Matches begin at 1:00pm PST from Thursday, December 3 – Sunday, December 6

To learn more about our finalists and get ready for the main event, check out the First Strike Preview Show, produced by partner Nerd Street Gamers, on Wednesday, December 2 at 12pm PT on or Jacob Wolf, Riv, DDK, 100 Thieves’ Hiko & TSM’s Tailored will get you up to speed on the competition. 

Catch the main event live on VALORANT NA’s Twitch ( and Youtube (

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