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Everything you need to know about India Today’s INR 2 lakh prize pool Valorant Cup

India Today will be hosting its own INR 2 lakh prize pool Valorant tournament (Image credits: India Today Gaming)
India Today will be hosting its own INR 2 lakh prize pool Valorant tournament (Image credits: India Today Gaming)
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The Valorant eSports seen in India has seen a lot of growth in recent months. Prominent tournament hosts such as NODWIN GamingThe Esports Club, and Skyesprots have all pitched in to help grow the competitive scene of the game.

However, they’re not the only ones, and India’s premier media group, India Today, recently announced the India Today League Valorant Cup with a whopping prize pool of INR 2 lakhs.

Best of all, the tournament will not be a two-parter. It will be one singular series where the winners of the grand finals will win INR 1 lakh, and the runners-up will get INR 40,000.

This is by far one of the highest prize pools that a Valorant tournament in India will be offering.

The tournament will be taking place from 12th September to 27th September, and will play host to 256 teams.

India Today League Valorant Cup format and registration

Image Credits: India Today Gaming
Image Credits: India Today Gaming

Registrations for the India Today League Valorant Cup are free, and players can register by visiting this link. However, with the registration process closing on 10th September, gamers will have to hurry before all the spots are taken.

As for the tournament format and competition details, here is a closer look:

The Today League Valorant Cup will be powered by WD Gaming and offer the following prize money to participants:

Image Credits: India Today Gaming
Image Credits: India Today Gaming
  • 1st prize: Rs 1 lakh
  • 2nd prize: Rs 40,000
  • 3rd prize: Rs 25,000
  • 4th place: Rs 15,000
  • Group-stage finish: Rs 10,000 per team.

In the preliminary rounds, all teams will be divided into two groups, and B, and will face 'best of one'' elimination matches. Out of the 256 sides, only four from each group will be able to move on to the qualifiers.

Image Credits: India Today Gaming
Image Credits: India Today Gaming
  • Round 1 – 256 teams battle for 128 spots
  • Round 2 – 128 teams battle for 64 spots
  • Round 3 – 64 teams battle for 32 spots
  • Round 4 – 32 teams battle for 16 spots
  • Round 5 – 16 teams battle for 8 spots

In the eight group qualifiers, the teams will play a best of one format, and only the first two teams from each group will move on to the Semi-finals and Finals.

  • Group A – Team A, B, C, D
  • Group B – Team E, F, G, H

Semi-finals format (best of 5):

  • SF 1: Winners of Group A vs Runners of Group B
  • SF 2: Winners of Group B vs Runners up for Group A

Finals Format (best of 5):

  • Winners of SF 1 vs Runners Up for SF 2

With such a big prize pool, the competition at the India Today League Valorant Cup is all set to be incredibly fierce.


Edited by Ravi Iyer
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