Galaxy Racer Valorant Invitational: schedule, prize pool and more- Last week we saw the start of one of the biggest Valorant tournaments in the APAC region. The announcement of the eagerly awaited Valorant India Invitational event came towards the end of September. The main event of the VALORANT India Invitational, which is being organised by the Dubai-based Galaxy Racer, will take place from November 18–20 in Hyderabad, India, at a location that has not yet been revealed.
Format and Dates
Two Indian qualifiers, including open and closed ones, are included in the Galaxy Racer Valorant India Invitational, along with a SEA qualifier in which top international teams will compete. The Open Phase, which ran from October 11 to October 13, and the Closed Phase, which ran from October 14 to October 16, have both finished, qualifiers 2 is still ongoing and will run until October 20. The main event will take place from November 18th to November 20th in Hyderabad, the format is yet to be announced.
India #1 Qualifiers
- Open Qualifier, October 11-13
- Closed Qualifier, October 14-16
India #2 Qualifiers
- Open Qualifier, October 18-20
- Closed Qualifier, October 21-23
Southeast Asia Qualifier
- Closed Qualifier, October 28-30
- Hyderabad, November 18-20
The prize pool for South Asian VALORANT is at an all-time high with US$100,000. Compared to the US$33,000 VALORANT Conquerors Championship prize pool, it represents a 203% gain. Half of the total prize pool ($50,000 USD) will go to the winner.
On November 20, a total of eight teams from Hyderabad will participate in an effort to win one of the VALORANT OFF/SEASON trophies. Invited teams from the APAC area will compete, along with participants through qualifiers in India and Southeast Asia.
Qualified teams till now:
To compete in the Galaxy Racer Valorant India Invitational Main LAN event, Enigma Gaming and Paper Rex have qualified. Enigma Gaming won the Indian Closed Qualifier 1 final match against Revenant Esports 3-1 to secure their place in the LAN event. As a result, Enigma was the first team to reserve a spot at the Valorant India Pro Invitation competition run by Galaxy Racer, a company based in Dubai.