Valorant 1v1 tournament Rules | GosuNow


Valorant 1v1 tournament Rules

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Let your users know to be ready 15 minutes before the tournament starts time. The GosuNow App will automatically send users a notification to check in for the upcoming Valorant tournament.

Cheat Sheet for Tournament Questions

Here are the standard questions I get asked every single Valorant tournament.

What type of Tourney is this?

This Tourney is a 1v1 single-elimination, and you only play one game per round.

What happens if my opponent doesn't show?

We give everyone 10 minutes to show up when each round starts. After 10 minutes, reach out to the tourney host, and we can fix the issue.

How do I submit a score?

You must enter your number of wins + the number of wins your opponent has. Users can do this on the GosuNow bracket below your username. If you are not using the GosuNow App, you can have the user send it via messaging.

What happens if I cheat?

You will be banned from future tournaments. Cheating also holds up the match for everyone else, so don't do it.

What does bye mean?

Bye means you get a free round. So wait for the next round to start.

Tournament Info

After the FAQ for users, we like to lay out all the rules for users to know everything for the upcoming tournament.

The prize pool for this tournament:

First Place: $xx

Second Place: $xx

Requirement for this tournament:

Required Number Players to Play: 8

Mode: 1v1

Single Elimination: After losing the round

Age Requirement: 12 or older

How to Play

  1. The hosting player will hit play and go to Custom (closed).
  2. The hosting player will invite the away player.
  3. Once the players have joined, the host launches the game, and play commences.
  4. The winning player will be the player with the most significant number of total kills.
  5. Each tournament match has a window of 20 minutes to be played.
  6. Everyone who joins this tournament will play - players may have a BYE in the first round.
  7. If you are not ready to play your match in the first 10 minutes, you may be automatically forfeited to help keep the tournament moving.

Settings for Custom Match

  • Lobby: Custom (closed)
  • Mode: Standard
  • Allow Cheats: Off
  • Tournament Mode: On
  • Overtime Win by Two: On
  • The away player will choose which player starts as attack and defense


Both players must play on US CENTRAL Servers

If players are unable to agree on a server region to play on, the following server veto will be used:

  • The home player bans one server region
  • The away player bans one server region
  • The home player bans one server region
  • The away player bans one remaining server region
  • The home player picks one remaining server region
  • Players will select the first map

The Number Of Games:

Teams will play one full game against each other and track the number of wins. The team with the most wins after one full match will move on to the next round.


Players must take screenshots after all players are dead, and the game shows which place you finished. This means you must stay in the game until your opponents die to get the screenshot with total wins.

Interference & Obstruction:

You are not allowed to intentionally interfere with your opponent's attempts to move around the map or secure kills. However, interference calls are made strictly at the discretion of our admins.


If a player lagging out during the warm-up lobby, players must leave the game and start another game session.

If a player lagging out at the beginning of a game before landing, both players must leave the game and start another game session. Video evidence is required to be provided.


Each team must take a Screenshot(s) of each game's results if proof is needed for a dispute. Screenshots should be visible and contain the Game Score, all Players on both Teams, and a timestamp.

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