Valorant International Tournament


Maryam Sadeghifard, Staff Writer

Our very own Esports team at Arcadia High School (AHS) is hosting its biggest high school Southern California tournament in history. With the Esports committee at our school teaming up with OSCA Esports, this tournament is one you do not want to miss, the dates of these tournaments being on Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-27 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Esports includes a wide range of games that we have all heard about. Some of the most popular games include Fortnite, League of Legends, Starcraft II, and much more. The tournament in which AHS is participating is the Valorant video game. Valorant is a five-player v. five-player first-player shooting game that is free to play. The objective of the game is to detonate an explosive, win 13 rounds, and eliminate the whole opposing team by then. Basically, one team attacks and the other defends. With its easy objective, this makes it the perfect game to partake in for the tournament.

Reversah’s Southern California Valorant Invitational is featuring schools across Southern California, with over 15 high schools attending. With free participation in this tournament, this is sure to be a perfect opportunity for those who are passionate about electronic sports and excel in games like this one. All high school students are able to participate for free. Even if you do not compete, you can still spectate the gameplay. As the tournament comes closer and closer, the anticipation from those participating is rising.

“As with every tournament, there’s a lot of logistical things going on that we have to manage as the date comes closer, but with such a big tournament, one that’s open to such a vast majority, this stress and anticipation that everything will run smoothly is almost tripled. But fortunately, we have some amazing partners and sponsors that have been helping us with this tournament, making this process a little easier.” said junior Pailin Tan, a member of the Arcadia Esports team.

The prize pool for this tournament is very impressive and makes this tournament very competitive to compete in with a prize pool of over $4000, having tech sponsors like Reversah, AVGL, Seasonic, ZOWIE from BenQ, HyperX, and many more. The prize money will go to the winners of the game. For those that aren’t able to make the tournament but still want to be able to spectate, there will be a live streaming cast streaming the whole tournament as it goes. With a VCT Crew and guests from Twitch, this is able to be made possible.

The Arcadia Esports team and the OSCA Esports Instagram are hosting a giveaway along with this tournament. There will be five winners on their Instagram, and the winners would receive a choice between a lanyard from Reversah on Instagram, or a $10 Valorant gift card. Multiple entries are allowed and the steps to enter are super easy.

Make sure to support our Esports team in this tournament, and if you are interested in partaking in this, fill out the form, or spectate and watch through the live stream.


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