ESPN Valorant Invitational: Teams, Schedule, and Where to Watch

ESPN Esports is hosting the Valorant Invitational today, April 20, inviting professional players from seven different games to compare skills in Riot Games’ new shooter.

Eight Valorant Teams Join ESPN Esports Invitational

ESPN Esports has become the latest organization to decide and host a Valorant tournament. The three-day Valorant Invitational will start today, April 20, at 3 p.m. ET and run through April 23.

The event will reunite players from seven different games and distribute them across eight teams. ESPN Esports has invited developers as well as League of Legends players to participate in the event which will be broadcast on the official Twitch channel. Players, streamers and personalities from the following games will be joining:

  • Counter-Strike Global Offensive
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • PUBG
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Apex Legends
  • Overwatch

While professional CS: GO players may have the biggest edge here, Valorant developers have already proven skilled enough to take on and beat some of the most famous Valorant streamers to date.

ESPN Esports Time, Date and Where to Watch

  • Date: April 20, 2020
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Watch: Twitch

ESPN Esports Valorant Bracket

ESPN Esports has decided to gradually build up the hype for its events, announcing each team individually, several hours apart each.

Each team will be comprised of players from the same game. That may prove a good opportunity to see what gamers are more likely to have the upper hand in a new game based on the title they are already good at.

As of the moment of reporting, we know the names of seven out of the eight squads available, and they are:

Team Mirage (CS:GO)

  • Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham
  • Keven “AZK” Lariviere
  • Braxton “swag” Pierce
  • Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert
  • Spencer “Hiko” Martin

Team Llama (Fortnite)

  • Harrison “psalm” Chang
  • Joseph “Joseph” Powell
  • Zander “thwifo” Kim
  • Tyler “HighSky” Tereso
  • Damion “XXiF” Cook

Team Rift (LoL)

  • Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng
  • Jake “Xmithie” Puchero
  • Danny “Shiphtur” Le
  • Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana
  • Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill

Team Battlegrounds (PUBG)

  • Jaden “Vegas” James
  • Zachary “Venerated” Roach
  • Keane “Valliate” Alonso
  • Dionedre “YaBoiDre” Bond
  • Mike “Sharky” Gariti

Team Canyon (Apex Legends)

  • Justin “Kellar” Kellar
  • Timothy “sYnceD” Putrow
  • Brandon “Aceu” Winn
  • Coby “dizzy” Meadows
  • Lucas “Mendo” Hakansson

Team Six (Rainbow Six)

  • Troy “Canadian” Jaroslawski
  • Nathanial “Rampy” Duvall
  • Javier “Thinkingnade” DeAndre Escamilla
  • Nathan “nvK” Valenti
  • Ammar “Necrox” Albanna

Team Heroes (Overwatch)

  • Gale “GaleAdelade” Adelade
  • Felix “xQc” Lengyel
  • Brian “Kephrii” St. Pierre
  • Brandon Seagull” Larned
  • Jeff “emongg” Anderson

Each team reunites known esports personalities, professional players and content creators. ESPN Esports is joining other organizations which have sought to host Valorant tournaments, including 100 Thieves and T1, two professional esports teams.

The eighth team is almost certainly going to be led by the fearsome developers who have proven their mettle in Valorant battles on several occasions already.