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VALORANT Challengers Spain: Rising, Riot Games’ Spanish regional circuit operated by tournament promoter LVP, has announced the venue for the finals of its first split of 2023.
The conclusion of the regional competition will take place at the Municipal Theater of Torrevieja in Alicante.
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Circuit Split One begins January 8 with online 10-team round-robin matches. Invited teams include the likes of Movistar Riders, Case Esports and Rebels Gaming, the latter of which is joined by Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
The theater will host the final game of the division on March 11, where the two remaining teams will battle it out for the lion’s share of the prize pool. Details of the prize money are not yet known.
VALORANT Challengers is technically the third tier of Riot’s competitive ecosystem, with teams from Challengers Spain: Rising competing for a chance to compete in the Ascension tournament. The winners of the newly formed Challengers Ascension events qualify for the international leagues.
LVP is no stranger to competitive VALORANT. In 2020, the Riot Games promoter was hired to operate VALORANT Challengers Spain: Rising, and over the past two years has secured sponsorship deals with the likes of pizza chain Domino’s and tech company Intel.
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Jordi Soler, CEO of LVP, commented on the news: “In 2022, the two face-to-face VALORANT finals took place in Barcelona, where LVP is based, and for 2023 we knew we had to take the best VALORANT are showing live in other cities in Spain.
“Torrevieja offers us the best conditions for a spectacular finale of the Rising and we are convinced that we will see a historic game on March 11th.”
Jonno is a freelance news writer for Esports Insider and has been part of the ESI team since 2019! His interests include the rapid rise of sim racing and its impact on the industry as a whole.