Nerd Street Gamers’ All-Women Valorant Event Upgraded to Ignition Series

by in Valorant | Sep, 10th 2020

We previously discussed the FTW Showdown, Nerd Street Gamers’ All-Women Valorant tournament – and it seems that Riot Games has taken notice of their esport efforts. They’re now going to be included in the Ignition Series, the first All-Female event to do so in the game’s short lifespan. 

FTW Showdown Joins the Ignition Series

Nerd Street Gamers has partnered up with Riot Games to make the tournament even bigger, expanding from a one day, eight-team event to 12 teams and three days from September 11-13. The prize pool has grown by five times, from $10,000 to $50,000.

“The VALORANT Ignition Series is all about showcasing the best talent of our community, and we want to use our platform to celebrate those who do great things,” said Anna Donlon, Executive Producer of VALORANT at Riot Games. “Competing as a female in games is a daunting task for many reasons, so when we heard of Nerd Street Gamers’ and Spectacor Gaming’s FTW Summer Showdown, we knew we wanted to throw our support behind the tournament and elevate it to the level of our VALORANT Ignition Series.”

A Big Chance for Female Valorant Pros

Riot’s Ignition Series has highlighted some of the best talent the world has to offer in Valroant thus far. As a result it’s drawn a lot of eyeballs both from prospective teams looking to enter the space, as well as from fans still discovering who their favorite players are in this new title. 

Thus, being included in the Valorant Ignition Series is a big opportunity for any player in the FTW Showdown. It’ll be a chance to not only make a name for themselves but also get the attention of scouts of traditionally male-dominated teams, as well as make some significant prize money in the process.

This could be the shot we need to see the emergance of female pros in Valorant on the same level as men, and may even result in some all-women teams getting invited to more traditional Valorant esport events.


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