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ICEBOX, powered by Promod Esports, launches with £20,000 VALORANT open tournament, supported by Riot Games

With the release of their new Northern European VALORANT community, ICEBOX, Promod Esports launches open tournament ecosystem for UK, Ireland, and Nordic regions

Following Promod Esports’ success of operating the VALORANT UK&I Skirmish in June 2021, they have launched a community hub for Northern European VALORANT. ICEBOX will initially be bringing to the scene two open tournaments; the Northern Classic, and the Northern Frenzy cups.

ICEBOX is a northern European VALORANT esports community, home to the Northern Classic and the Northern Frenzy tournaments. Providing the community a social Discord server, social media platforms and website. ICEBOX brings together players from across the region to share their love for all things VALORANT .

Will Buck from Riot Games says "We're extremely excited about this competition being run by Promod Esports. It's great to have competitive opportunities for local VALORANT players and teams in the UK, Ireland and Nordics. We're hoping to see participants from these tournaments develop and progress with an ambition to make their way to the upper echelon of VALORANT in the future.”

The Northern Classic provides teams with two opportunities to qualify through open qualifiers organised via ChallengerMode. The first Northern Classic qualifiers will take place on 18th & 19th October, with another opportunity to qualify for the main event on 23rd & 24th October. The top 4 teams from each qualifier event will be seeded into the main event which will run from 1st-21st November, with a prize pool of £20,000.

The Northern Frenzy cups provide regular amateur competition for teams wanting to get their competitive fix. There will be weekly tournaments running from 21st October-11th November, with finals taking place on the weekend of 13th November. Teams in this tournament will earn points based on their placement in each weekly cup, with a monthly prize pool of £500. Teams are able to compete in both the Northern Classic & the Northern Frenzy cups.

“We’re thrilled to have been chosen by Riot Games to run the Northern Classic & Northern Frenzy competitions and we can’t wait to watch some of the best teams in Europe compete for their share of £20,000” says Promod Esports’ CEO and Founder, Rob Black. “Promod Esports has always been about providing opportunity to the esports community, and we’re very excited about how ICEBOX & the upcoming tournaments will provide a platform for teams, players & talent to shine in the Northern European region.”

ICEBOX have partnered with long standing esports industry supporter Intel in order to power the tournament and will also be joined by Logitech G and AOC Gaming as suppliers for both the Northern Classic and Northern Frenzy.

ICEBOX is all about community involvement and providing a platform for the Northern European region for VALORANT. ICEBOX will be providing opportunities for community casters to host both the Qualifiers for the Northern Classic and the finals of the Northern Frenzy cups.

The finals for the Northern Classic will be broadcast on ICEBOX’s Twitch channel on 19th, 20th & 21st November, where the top four teams from the group stages will compete.

Team sign ups for the Northern Classic are live on ChallengerMode now. For more details about the upcoming Northern Frenzy, you can join the ICEBOX community hub on Discord, following our Twitter, or by visiting the new ICEBOX Website. Icebox_Promod_Lockup

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