Riot Games organises a series of Valorant tournaments for females with monthly prize pool of US$5,000
Called the Valorant Champions Tour Game Changes Southeast Asia, it is a collaboration between Riot Games and Female Esports League.
Riot Games is organising a series of Valorant competitions for women and other marginalised genders to allow them opportunities and exposure to engage in the highest level of competitive play.
Called the Valorant Champions Tour Game Changers Southeast Asia, it is a collaboration with the Female Esports League (FSL), SEA’s premier women gaming circuit.
Only females, and those who identify themselves as females, are allowed in this tournament. Players have to be 16 years or older.
The first tournament kicks off online and boasts a monthly prize pool of US$5,000 (S$6,700).
The whole game changers series consists of four stages:
The FSL Open (happening monthly till August) – An open group stage tournament, from which eight teams will advance to the playoffs. Teams will earn points and be placed on the FSL Open leaderboard. The top three ranking teams will qualify for FSL Elite. Each team must have five people.
FSL Open Overtime (Sep 2 to 5) – Teams that are on place 4th to 19th on the leaderboard will compete for three qualifying spots to FSL Elite.
FSL Wildcard (Sep 25 to Oct 3) – Open to teams who have not qualified for FSL Elite
or teams new to the circuit. The top two teams will qualify for FSL Elite.
FSL Elite (Oct 23, 24, 30 and 31) – The final tournament in October where eight of the top teams in the region will play for a prize pool of US$25,000 (around S$33,680), with the winning team crowned as the first VCT Game Changers Southeast Asia Champion.