Riot Games and The Esports Club announce international VALORANT tournament in India

24 November 2023

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Game developer Riot Games and Indian esports platform The Esports Club have announced a new high-profile VALORANT tournament called Convergence.

The tournament will take place between December 14th and 17th, 2023 in Bangalore, India, and features invitees such as FURIA, Gen.G, FUT Esports, among others.

This is the first time that Riot Games is officially working on an international VALORANT event in India, with Convergence also now a part of the ecosystem’s OFF//SEASON calendar. The event will be hosted jointly by Riot Games and The Esports Club.

As of right now, five teams have been confirmed: FUT Esports, FURIA, Gen.G, Team Vitality and Global Esports, with the final team yet to be announced.

Whilst this is Riot Games’ first international event in India, the company has co-hosted a variety of regional VCT events in the past, notably VALORANT Challengers: South Asia, which was operated by NODWIN Gaming.

The Esports Club has also hosted other VALORANT-focused tournaments across SEA and India, such as the TEC Challenger Series and the Esports Club Invitational.

Interestingly, the two organisers did not share specific details about the format or the prize pool of the tournament, aside from that it is set to take place at the Manpho Convention Center in Bangalore.

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Esports Lead for India and South Asia at Riot Games Sukamal Pegu noted that the tournament is a way of thanking the fans in the country for supporting the VALORANT scene. He added that the tournament will showcase a great ending to the 2023 VCT season, and that more events of international calibre are coming to India in the future.

Vamsi Krishna, the Founder and Managing Director of The Esports Club, added: “We are excited to partner with Riot Games to introduce their  first ever international VALORANT tournament to the gaming community in India. This event will not only enhance the esports experiences in the country but also elevate India’s presence on the global gaming stage.

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.