Any individual 16 years and older located in the Oceania region is eligible to enter Rise of Valour. All players on a Team’s roster must have held a ranking for VALORANT of “Platinum 1” or above at the time of registration, or during the preceding Act.
To qualify for Rise of Valour you must enter one of the two Open Qualifier weekends in October. Register here.
The top 24-32* teams will qualify for Rise of Valour. *Riot may invite up to 8 teams to Rise of Valour at their discretion
Oceania includes Australia, New Zealand, Gaum, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Fiji, and Northern Mariana Islands
Yes. Only players 16 years and older can register, and anyone under the age of 18 must have their parental permission. Players under the age of 18 must check the parental consent waiver at registration
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEDT) GMT + 11 hours.
Registration for the Open Qualifiers close on Thursday at 5pm prior to the qualifying weekend. If you wish to enter Open Qualifier 01 (24-25th Oct) you need to register by Thur 22 Oct 5pm AEDT. If you wish to enter Open Qualifier 02 (31 Oct-1 Nov) you need to register by Thur 29 Oct 5pm AEDT.
Teams are allowed to enter both Open Qualifier 01 and Open Qualifier 02. If teams have signed up to both Qualifiers but qualify in the first event they will be removed from the second Qualifier.
Up to two subs are permitted per team. We recommend each team have at least one sub. Teams who qualify for Rise of Valour will be required to have 1 sub.
Team registration is only confirmed after all teammates have accepted the Smash.gg team invite sent to them by the Team Captain. A Team Captain can see who has/hasn’t accepted the team invite by going to the manage registration page on Smash.gg or by clicking on the event they have registered for. For example Open Qualifier 1 and on that page under “Summary” there will be a blue “Complete your Team” button if not all invites have been accepted.
The prize pool total for First Strike is $20,000.
The breakdown is as follows:
Yes. All games during the Open Qualifiers are required to turn ON both Tournament Mode and Overtime Win-by-2.
No. Rosters are locked 48 hours prior to the beginning of Rise of Valour. Teams can, however, change their core roster in-between game days and the only changes you are allowed to make is switching out your pre-registered subs with your core roster.
A map and side pick process is used between teams to decide what maps are played, when the map is played in a match and which team starts on what side for every map.
The format for this is:
– The left team on Smash.gg chooses to ban a map first.
– Right team chooses a map to ban.
– Left team chooses a map to ban.
– Right team chooses a map to ban.
– Left team chooses whether they are attacking or defending first on the remaining map.
Yes, teams will need to check-in on Smash.gg for every game day they participate in. Teams will also have 10 minutes to check-in for every match from when they receive an opponent. If teams do not check-in for a tournament or a match, they will be automatically disqualified from that day’s tournament. This is to ensure there are no major delays during game days and the tournament finishes at a reasonable time.
Each tournament day after check-in finishes and after the bracket has been generated, the bracket will be announced and viewable by everyone. Depending if all teams check-in in time the bracket could change quite drastically, which is why we don’t release it until the day of the tournament after check-in.
No. You will only play on Day 2 (Sunday) of an Open Qualifier if you placed in the Top 16 on Day 1 (Saturday).
Fortess Melbourne collects all user information and by signing up for the tournament you are opting in for Fortress Melbourne communication. No other party will have access or be given your personal information.
It is not possible to postpone or reschedule matches as this will hold up the tournament for other players. If your Team Captain does not check-in via smash.gg in time you will be disqualified.
No. Coaches, managers or spectators are not allowed in any tournament match as an observer apart from Tournament Officials.