Valorant Premier Stage E8A2 Heats Up: Schedule, Format, New Features and Path to Pro!

Valorant Premier Stage E8A2 is upon us, bringing a refined format and exciting opportunities for aspiring Valorant competitors. Here’s everything you need to know:

Valorant Premier Stage E8A2 Guide


The Stage kicks off on March 13th, 2024, following the release of Episode 8 Act 2. Over seven weeks, teams will compete in weekly matches on a specific map, with the goal of reaching the single-elimination Playoffs on April 28th, 2024.

Here’s a quick schedule overview:

  • Start Date: March 13th, 2024 (Wednesday)
  • End Date: April 28th, 2024 (Sunday)
  • Duration: 46 Days

Each week will focus on a different map from the current competitive pool, ensuring a well-rounded test of every team’s skillset. The weekly schedule is as follows:

  • Week 1: Ascent (March 13th – 17th)
  • Week 2: Icebox (March 20th – 24th)
  • Week 3: Bind (March 27th – 31st)
  • Week 4: Lotus (April 3rd – 7th)
  • Week 5: Sunset (April 10th – 14th)
  • Week 6: Breeze (April 17th – 21st)
  • Week 7: Split (April 24th – 27th)

How to Play?

Valorant Premier Stage E8A2
Image via Riot Games

Every week, teams can play a maximum of two matches on the featured map. Each win earns you 100 Premier Points, while losses grant 25 points. Remember, every point counts as you fight for a spot in the Playoffs.

To advance to the Playoffs on April 28th, teams need to rack up a Premier Score of 675 or higher during the weekly matches. Only the best will make the cut!

New Features for a Smoother Climb

This season introduces exciting changes to the Valorant Premier experience:

  • No Signup Hassle: Jump straight into the competition! Teams can register and begin playing at any point during the stage.
  • Rematch Protection: Never face the same opponent twice in the stage, ensuring a more diverse and competitive experience.
  • Instant Playoff Results: Witness standings update dynamically as playoff contenders emerge.

The top performers from Valorant Premier Stage E8A2 will have the opportunity to compete in Promotion-Relegation events held at the conclusion of both Stage 1 and Stage 2. These events serve as a crucial stepping stone towards the coveted VCT Challengers tournaments.

Whether you’re a seasoned player yearning for a pro career or simply seeking a fun and competitive experience with friends, Valorant Premier Stage E8A2 offers the perfect platform. Assemble your team, hone your skills, and embark on your Valorant journey!