Riot Games worked with LetsPlay.Live, an oceanic esports tournament organizer and media company that will host the VALORANT Oceania Tour 2022 for the region as part of the Champions Circuit.
Additionally, the entire Oceanic tour was relocated from North America to the APAC region, having previously missed the Valorant Champions, where the Oceanic teams were unable to reach the Last Chance Qualifier in Los Angeles, citing travel restrictions .
LetsPlay.Live has acquired the exclusive rights to organize and broadcast the Valoran Oceania tour and will oversee the registration, operation and production of each phase of the competitive game as well as the VALORANT Oceania championship in 2022.
However, the teams from the Oceanic Region will not participate in the International Masters events and will instead compete against each other in the regional Valorant Oceania Championship Masters event.
To further qualify for Valorant Champions 2022, the APAC LCQ would be the last round on this path.
The decision to move regions came after ORDER and Chiefs Esports Club were forced to withdraw from the NA LCQ, citing travel restrictions imposed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Both teams had previously posted the same headlines on their Twitter handle as they looked forward to representing the oceanic region at a major LAN event and appreciated the opportunity to step into the spotlight for potential scoutings.
Phase 1 of the VALORANT Oceania Tour 2022 also invites Order and Chiefs directly to participate in the group phase as Seed 1 or Seed 2.
Registration for the Open Qualifier of the VALORANT Oceania Tour 2022 are now live and can be found here: