FaZe Clan is teaming up with Verizon and Nissan to host the next VALORANT Ignition Series Invitational, following the success of PAX Arena and T1 x Nerd Street Gamers.
A total of 16 North American teams will compete for their share of the $50,000 prize pool in the four-day tournament.
The winning team will take home $25,000, with second place claiming $15,000, third place getting $7,500, and fourth place earning $2,500.
The full list of participating teams has yet to be revealed, but FaZe's own squad and TSM's T1 x Nerd Street Gamers winning lineup will be headlining the event. Eleven more teams, determined by previous tournament placings, will be invited along with four up-and-coming open qualifier teams.
Here's everything you need to know about the event, including the format, teams, schedule, and streaming options.
- Four groups of four teams in a GSL format
- Teams have three attempts to qualify out of the group
- Pick up two wins and progress to the next stage, lose twice, and suffer elimination
- All matches best-of-three
- Four teams in a double-elimination bracket
- All matches best-of-five
- Grand final played out in a best-of-five
FaZe Clan (invited)
- Coach: Tailored
- Coach: fRoD
Built by Gamers (invited)
Complexity Gaming (invited)
100 Thieves (invited)
Mixup (qualifier #1)
China Nguyen (qualifier #1)
- cute fat boy
Bloom (qualifier #2)
Lemonade Stand (qualifier #2)
The four-day event kicks off with the group stage on Thursday, Aug. 6 and ends with the grand finals on Sunday, Aug. 9.
This article will be updated when the full schedule is revealed.
Where to watch
The best place to watch the tournament is FaZe's official Twitch channel. But as usual, Riot Games will also be shadow-streaming the event.