Knights Arena – the events arm of the Pittsburgh Knights, has officially partnered with Riot to be the official tournament organizer for both the NA VCT Challengers and NA VALORANT Game Changers 2023 tournaments.
The Knights Arena, NA VALORANT Challenger’s newest tournament partner, will close out 2022 with the VALORANT Freezeout tournament. Fans and pros will collide for a chance to compete for a $25,000 prize pool.
KNIGHTS ARENA FREEZOUT TOURNAMENT
The remote tournament will begin at 5pm EST on Thursday, December 15th. A total of 256 teams will fight through single elimination best of three brackets. The winners will join the Grand Finals on December 18th at 6pm EST. Teams have one chance to make their way through bracket play– one loss and they’re out. To force unique team compositions and new strategies, players will participate in a Snake Style Agent Draft. This draft system is designed to allow teams to take turns choosing their agents with no duplicates allowed.
To register your team for the Knights Arena VALORANT Freezeout visit Battlefy and tune in to the Knight’s Twitch channel. There, you can watch your friends or favorite players duke it out in the final VALORANT tournament of 2022!
Knights Arena has hosted many successful VALORANT tournaments since the game’s inception. Specifically, these tournaments included the Sakura Cup, a bi-monthly tournament for women and non-binary players. Furthermore, Knights Arena hosted the VALORANT Gauntlet Series, an open tournament offering the chance to run through a closed and open qualifier competing for $10,000.
Knights Arena was also the first to officially implement Agent Bans at the Valorampage tournament. Basically, the hallmark event Valorampage, was an invitational tournament. During the tournament which lasted eight days, 32 elite teams in North America battled it out for the coveted $25,000 prize pool.
“The Knights Arena have proven their ability to run successful tournaments that embody the goals of VALORANT, and they bring years of experience and passion to this new partnership,” Bear Jemison, Head of VCT Americas, said. “We’re excited to work closely with The Knights team on NA Challengers and Game Changers, and I’m confident that together, we’ll build something that fans will enjoy.”
“Over the past two years, the Knights Arena has hosted dozens of events supporting the VALORANT community and tier-two scene. Being selected by Riot for this opportunity is a reflection of the effort and passion our organization has put into running those events and helping the scene grow,” said James O’Connor, President of the Pittsburgh Knights. “We’re very thankful for this partnership and are looking forward to producing some amazing content for VALORANT fans.”