Faze Clan has teamed up with Nissan and Verizon to host the Valorant Invitational. The tournament will feature 12 invited teams. FaZe Clan’s squad has already been locked in.
Titled the Ignition series, this is Faze Clan’s debut Valorant tournament. This weekend, on August 1st and 2nd, amateur teams will battle it out for the other 4 spots. With the tournament coming up the next weekend, fans can be sure that the rest of the spots will also be announced soon.
The four-day tournament is scheduled to begin on August 6th and end on August 9th. The winners of the tournament will walk away from it $25,000 richer. The second-placed team will get $15,000 while the 3rd and 4th will get $7,500 and $2,500.
By the way, did we mention there are qualifiers? 👀
On Aug 1st & 2nd, compete in the FREE @playVALORANT Nerd Street Gamers x @FaZeClan Open Qualifiers for your chance to compete in the #FaZeInvitationalhttps://t.co/dqReDtubmz pic.twitter.com/kMWagkGQYT
— Nerd Street Gamers (@nerdstgamers) July 28, 2020
Where to watch the FaZe Clan VALORANT qualifiers?
Esports enthusiasts can watch the action live on FaZe Clan, Nerd Street Gamers, and VALORANT’s official Twitch channels. Nerd Street Gamers will be producing the event behind the curtains. Valorant is now the 2nd most-watched game in Twitch history.
On the August 6th and 7th, the teams will play in a group stage, best-of-three double-elimination match. The top two teams who make it to the grand finals will play in a best-of-five for the prize money of $25,000.
FaZe Clan’s have signed ZachaREEE
Zachary “ZachaREEE” Lombardo, the former Overwatch star will play for FaZe Clan’s VALORANT roster. Previous to joining FaZe Clan, he played for the Dallas Fuels in the Overwatch League.
He will be joining his former Overwatch teammate Corey “Corey” Nigra and Jason “jasonR” Ruchelski in FaZe Clan’s VALORANT roster.
Meet the next member of our professional Valorant roster…
Welcome to FaZe Clan, @zacklombardo.
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) July 24, 2020
ZachREEE’s transition to VALORANT
Transitioning between esports isn’t easy. There is a lot of similarities between Overwatch and VALORANT in terms of ability usage. For a professional esports player like ZachRee, the transition between the two games will pretty smooth. The big difference between VALORANT and Overwatch is the aim style and flicks.
“I’m super excited to be joining FaZe,” ZachaREEE said, taking to Twitter. “I’ve been watching their videos since (Call of Duty) Modern Warfare 2, and they were a really big inspiration for me back in the day when I first started playing FPS.”