First Strike kicks off this week from Dec 03 - 06! Join us at the Fortress Melbourne Watch Party to catch all the action from the semi-finals and finals live from the Alienware Arena.
PLAY THE BEST.
BEAT THE BEST.
There are up to 32 slots up for grabs in Rise of Valour. Joined by Riot’s invited teams, those qualifying will compete with Oceania’s top players in Rise of Valour to be one of the 8 to qualify for First Strike this Summer.
EARN YOUR PLACE.
SATURDAY | DAY 1
SUNDAY | DAY 2
There are two Open Qualifiers available, each played over two days. Teams can register for both Open Qualifiers. Up to 32 teams* can qualify for Rise of Valour.
Day 1 is the Swiss Groupstage. Teams will play a maximum of 6 games (Best of 1).
Thetop 16teams at the end of the day will advance to Day 2 of the Open Qualifiers.
Day 2 is the Double Elimination Bracket stage. Teams will play a Best of 3 to determine the first 8 teamsto qualify for Rise of Valour.
The 8 losing teams will play another Best of 3 to determine the final4 teams to qualify.
32 teams will compete over 3 weekends for the 8 First Strike slots.
All teams will play in a singleSwiss Groupwith all games being Best of 1. Once teams lose 3 games, they are eliminated.
The remaining16 teamsat the end of this stage will advance to the Group Stage.
The 16 teams will be split into 4 GSL groups (Double Elimination Bracket). Each match is played as a Best of 3. The winner of each group's Upper Bracket Final and Lower Bracket Final earn a First Strike slot.
DEC 03 - 06
*The number of qualifying teams is subject to change based on the number of teams invited at Riot Games' discretion.
OPEN QUALIFIER 01 | SAT 24 OCT - SUN 25 OCT
NOV 14 - 29
8 teams will compete to be Oceanic champions in the first global VALORANT tournament hosted by Riot Games.
$20,000 PRIZE POOL
Check in: 12:00-12:45PM AEDT
Games estimated 1:00-7:00PM
OPEN QUALIFIER 02 | SAT 31 OCT - SUN 1 NOV
Check in: 2:00-2:45PM AEDT
Games estimated 3:00-9:00PM
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