North American esports organisation Complexity Gaming has revealed additional information regarding the Cozy Clash VALORANT Game Changers tournament in collaboration with computer manufacturer Lenovo.
The event will feature a total prize pool of $40,000 (~£33,000) and be part of the official Riot Games OFF//SEASON programme.
Initially announced in August, the Cozy Clash will be the final VALORANT tournament of the game’s 2023 competitive season. The event will span over a month, including the open qualifiers and a final stage.
While the qualifiers will be held before the Game Changers Championship in Brazil (November 28th – December 3rd), the final phase of the Cozy Clash is set to take place just after the Championship.
The qualifiers are open to anyone eligible to participate in the Game Changers circuit. The final teams are determined through two double-elimination tournaments, with the specific dates chosen according to the Riot OFF//SEASON calendar and participants’ needs. The emerging four teams will compete in the LAN environment of the Lenovo Legion Esports Center in Frisco, Texas.
Founded in 2003 by industry veteran Jason Lake, Complexity Gaming is one of the longest-standing esports organisations in North America. It hosts teams in CS:GO, FIFA, Rocket League, and more. Complexity’s partners include the US Army, sports media platform Playmaker, and supermarket chain H-E-B.
Since 2021, Complexity has been a part of GameSquare’s portfolio of esports and gaming brands. GameSquare is an digital media, entertainment, and technology company encompassing the likes of Code Red Esports and Zoned. Most recently, the company announced the acquisition of esports organisation FaZe Clan.
The Cozy Clash is the second VALORANT tournament aimed at female and non-binary players organised by Complexity and Lenovo. In March, the two parties announced the Complexity Gaming Paradox Invitational powered by Lenovo Legion, featuring eight teams and a $10,000 (~£8,260) prize pool.
In 2022, Complexity also co-hosted a women-led Apex Legends tournament with content creator Clara ‘ClaraATwork’ Gomez.