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Everything You Need to Know for Valorant Premier

Updated: August 25, 2023

Valorant Premier is a tournament format hosted inside Valorant. It’s a unique opportunity for players to team up with friends and compete against others in a structured and competitive environment. We will provide you with a comprehensive guide to understanding and participating in Valorant Premier.

What is Valorant Premier?

Valorant Premier is a tournament format that allows you to sign up as a team and compete against others. You can invite four of your friends to create a team of five, and then join the Premier zone, which is divided into East and West regions. Each region has its own time slot for play, typically between seven and nine o’clock PM.

Once you’ve registered your team and have five players, the game will take your competitive rank and decide what division you’re in. Divisions are ordered into 5 different group from highest to lowest: Contender, Elite 1-5, Advanced 1-5, Intermediate 1-5, Open 1-5.

How Does Valorant Premier Work?

The tournament is divided into four different weeks of play, with each week featuring a separate map and three days of play: Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Your team can play two games a week, which can be spread out over the three days or played all in one day.

Points are awarded for each match: a win earns 100 points, a loss earns 25 points, and if you don’t show up, you don’t get any points. After the four weeks, all scores are tallied up, and if your team has 675 points, you qualify for the tournament.

What Happens After You Qualify?

Once a team qualifies for the tournament, a bracket is posted on the Premier hub of the client, and you’ll be notified of your playing time and the team you’re playing against. It’s important to note that you can’t change the time you’re playing once you’re in the tournament.

The tournament matches are all played in one day, with teams competing in a single elimination format. There can be an infinite number of winners in each division in each zone, as a tournament bracket is made up of eight teams, but a zone can have hundreds of thousands of teams. Any team in a division with 375 points is put into a pool and split off into groups of eight teams. The winner of each group wins the title, gets a gun buddy, and is declared the champion of that division.


What do the winners get?

The winners of premier get a unique Gun Buddy and Title for winning, and a Player Card for playing at least one match. Gankster teams also get a winner badge that the team can collect an show off their premier performance. 

Important Things to Know

If you’re planning to participate in Valorant Premier, there are a few key things to keep in mind:

      • Make sure you’re available on Thursday, Saturdays, and Sundays, or at least one of those days.

      • Talk to your team about when you’re going to play and make sure everyone is available.

      • You need to play a minimum of six games to win. If you win three games and lose three, you’ll still qualify for the tournament.

      • As soon as you reach the 675 point threshold, you’re not obligated to play any more games. However, the idea is to play to get the points.

      • Brackets will be shown when the tournament time comes, so you won’t know the team you’re playing against until right before it starts.

      • There’s at least a  five-minute rest in between games. You may wait more depending on how long the other games take in the tournament.
    • Still have questions? Check out RIOT’s FAQ Page