Friday, January 27, 2023

Kowloon, Hong Kong — Time to call your buddies and insta-lock Jett as we bring to you the KJC Updraft!

As KJC eSports Limited strives to help develop the Southeast Asian VALORANT scene, we’re proud to announce the KJC Updraft — a series of weekly standalone events, co-organized with Cyberport, aimed at SEA’s Tier-2 VALORANT teams! 

While Tier 1 teams have their sights for the VCT, teams that could not make the cut there but have the drive to compete and hone their skills will have a chance to compete by joining the Updraft.

Here’s a quick overview of what the Updraft would be:

  • Number of Teams: 8 Teams
  • Markets: Southeast Asia
    • Hong Kong & Taiwan
    • Malaysia & Singapore
    • Philippines
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
    • Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, East Timor
      • Note: The last 5 Markets are grouped as such due to their markets not being directly included in the VCT circuit just yet.
      • Based on current knowledge of the markets’ performance
  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • Format: Single Elimination 
  • Prize Pool: 100 USD given to 1st Place (Winner-Takes-All Prize)

The event will run in a single-elimination bracket format. The bracket will have 8 slots available. All matches will be a best-of-three aside from the quarterfinal matches, which will be a best-of-one series instead.

Matches will run on weekday evenings, Monday till Thursday. The schedule for specific matches will be the same for all Updraft events and will be the following:

  1. Monday – 8:00 PM (GMT+8)
    1. Quarterfinals 1 – Best-of-One – (time of match start 8:00 PM)
    2. Quarterfinals 2 – Best-of-One – (expected time of match start 9:00 PM)
    3. Quarterfinals 3 – Best-of-One – (expected time of match start 10:00 PM)
    4. Quarterfinals 4 – Best-of-One – (expected time of match start 11:00 PM)
  2. Tuesday – 8:00 PM (GMT+8)
    1. Semifinals 1 – Best-of-Three
  3. Wednesday – 8:00 PM (GMT+8)
    1. Semifinals 2 – Best-of-Three
  4. Thursday – 8:00 PM (GMT+8)
    1. Finals – Best-of-Three
  5. For any VCT SEA/Masters events wherein match dates happen on a weekday, Updraft for that specific week will be postponed.

For more information about the Updraft, you can check the official rules here:

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