February 6th, 2021, 11:59PM ET.
Welcome to the second season of CEA Valorant! There are 5 regional divisions. Your performances from each week help seed you into Playoffs after your 6 week group stage season. Please note that multiple teams from the same school can partake in the tournament, with a maximum of 3 teams.
For more information, please check out the Handbook.
Schedule and Format
Participating schools will be seeded into one of the 5 regional divisions based on the location of the school. Teams within their region will play against other teams in the division in a swiss format. Group-stage matches follow a best of 3 format. Playoff matches will maintain the best of 3 format until the Grand Finals, where a best of 5 will take place to determine the champion. The default match time is every Friday at 8:00pm ET each week. However, teams are free to reschedule their matches as long as matches are reported by the first Sunday after the play week at 11:59pm ET. At the end of the group-stage phase, top half in each division will move onto Playoffs. For more information, please check out the schedule sheet.
Group Stage (Swiss)
Week 1 - Feb 12th
Week 2 - Feb 19th
Week 3 - Feb 26th
Week 4 - Mar 5th
Week 5 - Mar 12th
Week 6 - Mar 19th
Ro64 - Mar 26th
Ro32 - Apr 2nd
Ro16 - Apr 9th
Quarter-Finals - Apr 16th
Semi-Finals - Apr 23rd
Grand Finals - Apr 30th
Eligibility and Registration
In order to compete all players must be:
Enrolled full time (or equivalent) at an accredited higher learning institution in North America. Players who are graduating after that semester may be enrolled part time (or equivalent) and still be eligible to play.
At least 17 years old by the start of the competition.
In possession of a Riot account that is in good standing. This same account must be used for the duration of the competition.
Registration will be available starting January 18th at 1:00PM ET! We are accepting up to 256 teams in the upcoming season.
The minimum prize pool is currently US$2750 in cash and Corsair products.
The CEA Open Series winning TEAM will receive:
5 x CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO SE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - CHERRY VIOLA - Black
US$1650 in cash
The CEA Open Series finalist TEAM will receive:
5 x CORSAIR HS50 PRO STEREO Gaming Headset - Carbon
US$1100 in cash
Need help? If you have any other questions that are not addressed, please visit our Discord and ask for a league admin.