Riot Games Southeast Asia officially partnered with The Gaming Company (TGC) to execute its 2021 esports and collegiate competitive plans for its 5v5 character-based tactical shooter - VALORANT in Southeast Asia. The regional series of the VCT, or better known as VALORANT Challengers spanning between February to August 2021 across Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines Vietnam, and Thailand, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan regions. Players compete in a tiered-tournament with winners from Challengers SEA advancing to the VALORANT Masters, a global event featuring teams who represent the best talent from their region. Teams will earn points and qualify into VALORANT Champions; the top 16 teams from around the world will compete to be crowned the first VALORANT global Champion.