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VALORANT SEA Invitational: Gaming for a good cause

Six teams of five prominent content creators and personalities each from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand will duke it out in the VALORANT SEA Invitational on  July 11.

Six teams of five prominent content creators and personalities each from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand will duke it out in the VALORANT SEA Invitational on July 11.

They are also gaming for a good cause. Riot Games Southeast Asia will donate US$10,000 to GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. This will benefit projects working to prevent the pandemic’s spread. The VALORANT SEA Invitational will feature big names, including:

  • Luthfi Halimawan and Watchout Gaming (Indonesia)
  • GLOCOgaming and Ashley Gosiengfiao (Philippines)
  • Soloz and MasterRamen (Malaysia)
  • Sombrero and Afiz (Singapore)
  • Xargon and Hehe (Taiwan)
  • Xcrosz and Badness Gamer (Thailand)

“We are thrilled by the excitement surrounding VALORANT from our Southeast Asian players, whose response towards the game has exceeded our expectations. This charity invitational is an opportunity for us to unite players in the region through a shared passion for playing and watching the game, all in the name of a good cause. We look forward to bringing more such unique experiences to our players in the near future,” Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games SEA, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, said in a press statement.

Bragging rights

Fans can look forward to a one-off, competitive tournament that places regional bragging rights on the line. The VALORANT SEA Invitational will start at 1:30 PM (Philippine Time) on July 11.

Riot Games is holding the charity invitational with official event organizer IO Esports. Up for grabs is a total prize pool of US$10,000, various prizes from official sponsors Intel, Secretlab, and Gigabyte, and honor and pride as the best team in the region.

The VALORANT SEA Invitational will be broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. The broadcast will be available in English, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia, and Bahasa Indonesia.

VALORANT is a competitive, free-to-play 5v5 character-based tactical shooter for the PC developed by Riot Games.

Visit the tournament site for more information on the participants and the full list of channels to watch the matches.

By Joey Alarilla

DigitalLifeAsia.com founder. Writer. Geek. Gamer. Science and science fiction lover. Comic book fan. Bookworm. Aspiring minimalist. Gen X. Kayumanggi.

Joey won third prize in the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, for his essay Surviving the Zeroes. He is the author of the Philippine Internet Commerce Society’s E-Business Made Easy handbook for SMEs, and contributed an essay to Tikman Ang Langit: An Anthology on the Eraserheads.

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