FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS BEACON?

Beacon is a new VALORANT grassroots esports series that has launched for players in Ireland, Nordics & UK (or Northern Europe).

Sometimes it can be difficult to find a way into the competitive world of esports tournaments when you’re just starting out. Going up against the best from the get go can be daunting, so Beacon offers a gentle pathway with a prize pool to get you started on your journey.
Compete in partnered tournaments. Earn points. Make waves.

WHO CAN PLAY?

Anyone aged at least 16 years old. The team must also consist of at least 3/5 players residing within Northern Europe. Northern Europe countries include: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden & United Kingdom. There will be an ID check at a point through the tournament which will check age and region eligibility.

CAN I PLAY IN SEVERAL TEAMS?

Within a Beacon stop or Circuit Finals, a Player will not be allowed to compete for more than one Team simultaneously and cannot be listed on the Roster of more than one Team.

However, a Player will be permitted to compete in multiple teams within the Beacon Circuit in different tournaments. E.g. Player 1 can play for Team 1 in The Goose House Beacon Open and then for Team 2 at epic36.

Teams must keep in mind that they to accrue Circuit Points they will need to maintain at least a 3 out of 5 Player roster for qualification in the Circuit Finals.

CAN I PLAY IN MULTIPLE VALORANT REGIONAL CIRCUITS AT THE SAME TIME?

Players may only compete in a single Valorant Regional Circuit at a time, but if you’re no longer actively on a team in another VRC you can play in Beacon.

CAN A TEAM COMPETING IN A VALORANT REGIONAL LEAGUE COMPETE?

In the interest of providing a fair competitive experience for all, we are not allowing any teams OR players that are currently playing in a VALORANT Regional League (such as Polaris) or VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) to participate. You may take part in the qualifiers for a VALORANT Regional League, however if your team makes it through to the regular season (top 8 teams), then you will no longer be able to compete in Beacon.

WHAT IS A SPLIT?

A split acts as a “season” and usually lasts 3 months. Beacon Split 1 2022 commences between April – August 2022. More information about Split 2 will announced on the beacon.mp website at a later date.

CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE AFTER THE SPLIT HAS BEGUN?

You and your team can join even if the split has already started. Just register and get started! Bear in mind, the more partner tournaments your team competes in, the more points you can win, and the higher your chance of qualifying for the Beacon circuit finals.

IS THERE PRIZE MONEY?

Yes. Beacon tournaments organised by external partners are able to provide a limited amount of prize money. Additionally, there is a €10,000 EUR prize pool up for grabs in the Circuit Finals.

CAN I STREAM MY MATCHES?

Any streams must be pre-approved by the respective tournament organiser (or Promod Esports for the Circuit Finals). If approved, your stream must include a minimum of 90 seconds delay and may be required to display a Beacon graphics package at all times throughout the broadcast.