Riot Games announces India Closed Qualifiers for ‘Convergence’, Know more

Riot Games announces India Closed Qualifiers for ‘Convergence’, Know more

India Closed Qualifiers for ‘Convergence’ will kick off on 30th November. Riot Games onboards Lenovo as the Title Sponsor for the tournament.

Riot Games, in collaboration with The Esports Club, will highlight India’s esports prowess through ‘Convergence. This marks the company’s inaugural international VALORANT esports tournament in India. The event will take place from December 14 to 17, 2023, at the Manpho Convention Center in Bangalore. Riot introduces Lenovo as the title sponsor of the event.

The India’s Closed Qualifiers will kick off on November 30th. This will provide Indian VALORANT teams with an opportunity to compete against international teams. Six Indian teams, chosen based on their performance in the 2023 domestic season, will engage in a Double-elimination format. The winner of the closed qualifiers will participate in the LAN event.

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Sukamal Pegu, Esports Lead, India & South Asia, Riot Games, said, “We are super excited to announce that the India Closed Qualifiers gives top local teams a great platform to showcase skills and play against some of the best professional VALORANT teams in the world. The goal behind Convergence is to grow esports talent in India and the qualifiers are a testament to the hyperlocal opportunities we are creating for our VALORANT community in the region.”

Riot Games announces India Closed Qualifiers for ‘Convergence’, Know more
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“Lenovo India has been championing esports as a dedicated way to reach out to gaming audiences, and with VALORANT being a popular title that’s well enjoyed across India we have been engaging with the title during various online and offline events. With our portfolio of great gaming products on Legion and LOQ, we feel it’s a great way for Lenovo to be seen and experienced by relevant younger TG who we believe will be glad that we are able to bring a great esports event to India” said Chandrika Jain, Director – Marketing, Lenovo India. 

The main Convergence event will kick off on 14th December. The event is set to go live in English on Riot’s Pacific Channels and in Hindi on Riot’s South Asia channels. The Esports Club will also carry the broadcasts on their channels. 

Riot Games has been actively fostering community engagement and enhancing the player experience over the past year. Recently, Riot Games celebrated the one-year anniversary of VALORANT’s first-ever Indian agent Harbor. They conducted a beach clean-up with the Indian gaming community and also commemorated the third anniversary of VALORANT in India with BHARAT VALORANT celebrations.

The gaming community can witness the live action of the upcoming Convergence tournament through free and paid ticket options.

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