Promod Esports have been shaping parts of the VALORANT ecosystem for Northern Europe in 2021, across various IPs such as their ICEBOX competitions of Northern Classic and Northern Frenzy. 

London – Promod Esports have been awarded a three year licence to operate the VALORANT Regional League (VRL) Northern Europe: Polaris, further solidifying their collaborative relationship with RIOT Games and delivery within the Northern European region. This appointment has come after the successful development of ICEBOX and it’s regional tournaments the Northern Classic and the Frenzy cups which were specifically designed for engaging with up and coming players, organisations and on screen talent. 

The regional tournament will create a platform for players from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and the UK. 

VRL Northern Europe: Polaris will provide a direct path into the VALORANT Champions Tour. At the end of Stage 1, winners of each VRL will compete in a promotion tournament to enter the pinnacle of VALORANT Esports, VCT: EMEA.

The 2022 Season is divided into two stages, with the first starting on 14th February. Players will be able to earn their place in VRL Northern Europe: Polaris through open qualification. Stage 1 will have a €20,000 Prize pool and an invitation to the VCT EMEA Promotion Tournament on the line. 

VRL Northern Europe: Polaris wants to welcome the best teams from all backgrounds and starting points across the region. Any team with two of their five players from eligible countries will be able to sign up for the Open Qualifiers, commencing on 26th and 27th January 2022. 

The top 16 teams will be invited to compete in the Closed Qualifiers on 29th and 30th January, which will be double elimination BO3 bracket. Finishing in the Top 8 of the closed qualifiers will earn a team their invitation to the Inaugural Stage of VRL Northern Europe: Polaris. Details on how teams can sign-up for the Open Qualifiers will be released in the coming weeks across VRL Northern Europe: Polaris social channels.

“Northern Europe already has a hugely inspiring group of talented players at the top level of VALORANT. We’re humbled to have been chosen by Riot Games to help bridge the gap between casual play and professional through the operation of the VRL Northern Europe: Polaris. Creating opportunities and telling stories is in our DNA here at Promod Esports; we’re looking forward to providing a platform for future world class players to be discovered.”  – Rob Black, Founder and CEO of Promod Esports

To stay connected to the next generation of Northern European talent and to find out more about Open Qualifier signups, be sure to follow VRL Northern Europe: Polaris on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Open Qualifier Broadcasts kick off on the 26th January, follow the Twitch channel and subscribe to Youtube to never miss a moment.



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