Around the world, the Riot’s Ignition Series showcased some of the best players in the young VALORANT competitive scene. There were several tournaments through the month of June, making it a little tricky to catch every event. Save some time watching hours of VODs with TGH’s Ignition Series recap for June.
G2 x Ignition VALORANT Invitational, June 19 – 21
The inaugural VALORANT tournament in the Ignition series, the G2 invitational brought together various pros and streamers to compete. The tournament featured 8 teams split into 2 groups for a round robin stage. The G2 Invitational showcased several former Counter-Strike and Overwatch pros like Timo “Taimou” Kettunen and Oscar “Mixwell” Cañellas Colocho.
1. Team Mixwell
2. Team draken
3/4. Team Taimou and Team ANGE1
RAGE x Ignition VALORANT Invitational, June 19 – 21
The RAGE VALORANT Invitational featured 16 teams battling it out in a single-elimination bracket. The majority of the tournament was played in a best-of-one format, with the Grand Finals being the only best-of-three match. This tournament was the first in the Ignition Series to feature full teams, rather than teams crafted with individual players. Absolute JUPITER showed their strength as a team, losing only 2 rounds on their way to the Grand Finals.
- Absolute JUPITER
- Lag Gaming
Empire Play North Africa VALORANT Invitational, June 26 – 28
Region: MENA (Middle East – North Africa)
The Empire Play VALORANT Invitational featured 8 of the top teams in the North Africa region. The quarterfinals were decided in a best-of-one match, while the semi-finals and third-place match were a best-of-three. The Grand Finals had the top two teams face-off in a best-of-five bout for the title. Divine Vendetta took the tournament without dropping a map.
- Divine Vendetta
- Exalted Gaming
- Simplicity Esports
T1 x Nerd St Gamers VALORANT Showdown, June 26 – 28
Region: North America
As the first major North American tournament, the T1 x Nerd St. Gamers Showdown showcased the top teams in the region with plenty of familiar names. Teams like 100 Thieves, Faze Clan, and Cloud 9 displayed their brand new rosters against more proven lineups like TSM and T1. Tyler “Ninja” Blevins made his VALORANT debut in the group stages of the tournament, bringing along a few other streamers to fill out the team.
- Faze Clan
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