Below is the full Spring 2021 Competition Format and Interactive Calendar- we suggest you use the button above to download the format in PDF form.
Spring 2021 Format and Schedule
This Spring, Conference One will run a VALORANT Competition. Our competition will feature a round-robin group style format that CF1 believes will be compelling for players, schools, and fans.
No entry fees. Play for free!
Schools will need to undergo a CF1 introductory interview, complete the Conference One Logo Form, and Player Verification Form through their school administrator to be eligible to compete in the CF1 Spring Season. Schools and teams that competed in the fall will only need to submit an updated Player Verification Form from their administrators. Additionally, ALL players competing in CF1 spring competition will need to complete a Media Liability Form.
Schools will only have to undergo one registration for the entirety of the competition. This process will begin with the launch of CF1’s platform on January 7th. Registration links will be sent out to fall tournament participants.
School’s will be allowed to add players after they initially register and throughout the competition. During the competition there will be a one week delay on new player eligibility. New players added to the roster will require an updated player verification form from the school administrator.
Schools wishing to participate in the spring must complete the registration process by 8 PM EST January 27th, 2021. There will not be an opportunity to sign up during the competition.
For more information regarding please check out the revised CF1 Rulebook, which can be found on our website as a PDF and on the CF1 Discord.
Feb 1st 2021
Schools will sign up for competition based on their geographic location. For the CF1 Spring 2021 competition , schools will be grouped in three distinct groups: East, Central, and West. To determine what region your school falls under please consult the map below.
After registration ends schools will be randomly placed into groups of 8. Schools will proceed to play in a double round-robin competition. After the first round-robin is completed the bottom two teams from each group will be eliminated from the competition. The remaining six schools will play in a second round-robin.
At the end of group play the top two teams from each group will advance to play in their regional tournaments.
Each match will be a best of three games.
Schools may reschedule a maximum of two matches during spring competition. The requesting school must reach out to CF1 no later than 5 days prior to the scheduled match time. All reschedule matches must be completed before the next scheduled match.
Week One of Competition (February 1st, 2021)
East Region will play Mondays at 8 PM EST
Central Region will play Tuesdays at 8 PM CST
West Region will play Wednesdays 7 PM PST
Matches may be retimed to be played on the same day without counting against schools reschedule count
Two reschedules are allowed during spring gameplay
Week Seven (March 15th, 2021) will be the end of first round-robin
Tiebreakers will be played on Thursday and Friday to determine any eliminations
Week 8-12 schedule will be posted on March 20th by 3 PM EST
Group play will end Week 12 (April 19th, 2021)
Tiebreakers to determine the top two teams will be held on Thursday and Friday the week of April 19th
Path to Finals
April 29th 2021
After the conclusion of group play on April 19th, the top teams from each group will compete in a regional 8 team single-elimination tournament. The winners and runners-up from these regional tournaments will play in the CF1 Grand Finals.
Additionally, two other regional tournament teams will be selected to compete in the CF1 Grand Finals. Teams will be chosen from the 3/4th place finishers in each regional competition. Selection criteria will be based on CF1’s tiebreaker rules with record being reviewed first, followed by match scores, followed by round score differential, followed by any tiebreaker matches if necessary. Please consult the CF1 ruleset for further details.
Each match will be a best of three games
Finals Tournament Schedule
Quarterfinals: 7 PM EST Thursday, April 29th
Semifinals: 7 PM EST Friday, April 30th
Finals: 7 PM EST Monday, May 3rd
Quarterfinals: 2 PM CST Saturday, May 1st
Semifinals: 4 PM CST Saturday, May 1st
Finals: 8 PM CST Saturday, May 1st
Quarterfinals: 1 PM PST Sunday, May 2nd
Semifinals: 3 PM PST Sunday, May 2nd
Finals: 7 PM PST Sunday May, 2nd
CF1 Grand Finals
Quarterfinals Saturday, May 8th
Quarterfinal 1, 2 PM EST
Quarterfinal 2, 4 PM EST
Quarterfinal 3, 6 PM EST
Quarterfinal 4, 8 PM EST
Semifinals and Grand Finals, Sunday May 9th
Semifinal 1, 3 PM EST
Semifinal 2, 5 PM EST
Grand Finals 8 PM EST
$10,000 scholarship prize pool (Top 4)