The Esports Club launches ‘Valorant’ event, TEC Gauntlet, with Rs 52 lakhs prize pool

The Esports Club has announced The Esports Club Gauntlet event powered by WD BLACK and AMD Ryzen. The TEC Gauntlet is set to be South Asia’s largest Valorant event with a prize pool of Rs 52 lakhs. 

The TEC Gauntlet will be spread over four Seasons. Each season is further split into a regular season followed by a playoff featuring the top teams who will compete for the Championship. After every season, new teams will have an opportunity to join the league via independent qualifiers with their own prize money. With the TEC Gauntlet, the Esports Club will provide a long term roadmap for Valorant Esports in the region, while continuing to create additional opportunities for players and teams around the event.  

In addition to the main competitive event, The TEC Gauntlet will also feature special All Star Tournaments during the mid-season break to spice up the action with its own prize pool. Keeping in line with The Esports Club’s core belief of spreading esports rewards to multiple teams and players, The TEC Gauntlet will also award individual players each season through their exciting partnership with WD BLACK for Tournament MVP and Rookie of the Season. 

Speaking about their latest campaign, The Esports Club co-founder Ishaan Arya said, “The TEC Gauntlet truly is the crown jewel for us at The Esports Club. We’ve been working hard over the past year running some of the largest Valorant events in the region, understanding what the players and fans are looking for and of course coming up with a great competitive format that enables us to create something that is truly exciting without a dull moment!”

Commenting on their partnership Western Digital director marketing India Jaganathan Chelliah shared, “We at Western Digital, are deeply focused and connected with the gaming community. Our innovative WD BLACK portfolio is built ground up for gamers and offers them lightning-fast speed. We are excited to work with The Esports Club on the TEC Gauntlet and to provide gamers with an amazing opportunity to kick start their esports careers.”

“As we build both high performance Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs – the quintessential building blocks for the ultimate gaming experience, the esports industry is a significant part of our ecosystem. Our strong ties with OEM partners, game developers and the esports community has enabled us to elevate and deliver immersive experiences. The TEC Gauntlet is a fantastic platform to strengthen our connection with the gaming community in the region as Esports gains significant momentum in India,” said AMD marketing head – India Mukesh Bajpai. 

The Esports Club, director of esports, Mansoor ‘Nabu’ Ahmed’speaking on the need for proper competitive opportunities said, “At The Esports Club we’ve always put players first. Our Aim has always been to create proper competitive esports opportunities for teams and players to be able to make a living off esports with no frills attached. With the TEC Gauntlet our goal is to provide the ultimate competitive platform for Valorant players in South Asia to aspire towards, without keeping it out of reach for amateur teams thanks to our regular open qualifiers.”

The TEC Gauntlet powered by WD BLACK and AMD Ryzen is set to run from June 2021 till January 2022. Registration for qualifiers are now open on The Esports Club Website.