After a week of exciting and nail-biting games, the open qualifiers of VRL MENA: Resilience has come to end. Spanning over 6 days, the top teams from the region went head to head to fight for the 4 available slots (4 each, LEVANT and GCC) in the regular season.
In each region, these 4 teams will be joined by another 4 invited teams for the regular season games which will be played out in a Round Robin format to advance to the next stage.
We are excited to announce that the following teams have been invited –
- GEEKAY Esports (LEVANT & NA)
- NASR Esports (LEVANT & NA)
- Team Majesty (LEVANT & NA)
- Team RA’AD (LEVANT & NA)
- Team Falcons (GCC &IRAQ)
- Teams Duelists (GCC &IRAQ)
- Yalla Esports (GCC &IRAQ)
- Piercer Esports (GCC &IRAQ)
The teams that qualified for the next stage of VRL MENA: Resilience are –
- GT3 RS (LEVANT & NA)
- XPLDZ (LEVANT & NA)
- aAa (LEVANT & NA)
- Scytes Esports (GCC &IRAQ)
- vSlash Esports (GCC &IRAQ)
- 01 Esports (GCC &IRAQ)
- redCore (GCC &IRAQ)
The regular season games will run from 14th February to 10th March 2022 and will be broadcasted LIVE on https://www.twitch.tv/vrlmena.
VRL MENA: Resilience is a partnership between Calyx Gaming and RIOT Games to bring about a platform for aspiring players from various regions and give them a chance to play at the international level amongst Tier 1 teams like Acend, Sentinels, and Cloud 9.
Each league will run for two stages across the year, with a regular season and playoffs crowning a champion in each league. A certain number of the participating teams will be decided through VRL open qualifiers, at least once per season.
At the end of stage one, the winner of each VRL event will qualify for the VCT Promotion Tournament. In stage 2, each VRL winner will then qualify for the VRL EMEA finals, which will offer a prize pool of EUR. 150,000 ($196,770).
The new VRL events will provide highly-skilled players with deeply satisfying competitive experiences, as well as give them a rare opportunity to improve their skills in a structured ecosystem that fosters healthy, top-level competition. On top of this, VRLs offer keen VALORANT fans the chance to celebrate and cheer on their national teams as they go head-to-head with the rest of EMEA.