Knights Sakura Cup

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a women's only Valorant tournament for top players to showcase their skills

Inspired by the onna-musha of japan – ancient female warriors who fought alongside samurai – we’ve created an arena for modern female warriors to compete. This month, coinciding the peak of the cherry blossom season, the Knights will host the Sakura Cup – a women’s only Valorant tournament for top players to showcase their skills and compete for a $1,000 prize pool.

We’re doing this event on a weekday so we don’t collide with VCT events!


APRIL 27-28
Free Event

  • 32 Team Max
  • $1,000 Prize Pool
  • Free Entry


  • Round Robin!!!
  • 32 teams, 8 groups of 4 teams.
  • Top 2 teams advance to Playoffs.


  • 16 teams left over
  • Double Elimination
    • All matches are best of one
    • Lower Finals and Grand Finals are Best of Three

DAY 1 (APRIL 27)
Group Stages

  • 1:00PM EST: ​Group Stages, Round Robin Round 1 (Best of 1)
  • 2:00PM EST: Group Stages, Round Robin Round 2 (Best of 1)
  • 3:00PM EST: Group Stages, Round Robin Round 3 (Best of 1)

Playoff Stages

  • 4:00PM EST: Double Elimination Round of 16
  • 5:00PM EST: Upper Quarter Finals / Lower round 1
  • 6:00PM EST: Upper Semi Finals / Lower Round 2
  • 7:00PM EST: Upper Finals / Lower Round 3

DAY 1 (APRIL 28)

Playoff Stages (continued)

  • 1:00PM EST: Lower Round 4
  • 2:00PM EST: Lower Semi-Finals
  • 3:00PM EST: Lower Finals (Best of Three)
  • 5:30PM EST: Grand Finals (Best of Three)
  • This is a women’s only Valorant tournament If players are found falsifying their gender, they will be blacklisted from all future events.
  • Captain’s meeting will be at 12:30PM EST on Discord (Information sent via e-mail)
  • Tournament structure will be outlined for each event on the Battlefy website!
  • Most rules and structure will be explained during the Captains Meeting at 12:30PM EST
  • Live support will be available throughout the entire tournament on the Knights Discord.
  • Teams require a minimum of of 5 players (With two substitutes)
  • Once players register and pay for the full team, a Battlefy link, along with a unique join code, will be e-mailed to the team captain to create and join the tournament on the Battlefy website!
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The Pittsburgh Knights are a global esports organization headquartered in Pittsburgh. Since launching in 2017, the Knights have focused on entertaining fans, sharing esports, and bringing people together. They solidified their spot in the City of Champions by partnering with six-time Super Bowl winners the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018. Since then, Pittsburgh-native and multi-platinum recording artist Wiz Khalifa has come on board as a strategic partner. Adding to their troop is Pittsburgh Penguins’ alternate captain Evgeni Malkin – 3-time Stanley Cup winner. To cap off their powerhouse group, they brought on Mexico City-based media fund MX LATAM in 2019. Officially recognized by Pittsburgh as a premier team, they have partnered with the most talented, innovative, and prestigious sports and entertainment industry leaders – both in the city and around the world.

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