Armada Music and Team Liquid Announce Showstopper Valorant Event

Armada Music and Team Liquid will connect the dots between music and gaming with Showstopper, a Valorant Showmatch. 

Dance music powerhouse Armada Music and renowned e-sports collective Team Liquid, both Amsterdam-based, have teamed up to bring fans the ultimate Pro-Am video game showmatch, Showstopper. This Friday, July 17 starting from 11 am PDT/2 pm EDT, a hand-selected roster of Armada artists and Team Liquid players will face off on the battlefield, flexing their skills playing VALORANT, the newest 5v5 tactical First Person Shooter from Riot Games.

The matches will be broadcast live on both Armada Music’s and Team Liquid‘s Twitch channels and in total, the tournament will host seven Armada Music players and eleven Team Liquid players. Gameplay will include giants hailing from both sides. From Armada Music, we have beloved artists like Andrew Rayel, Mark Sixma, and Zack Martino. From Team Liquid, we will be graced with the presence of renowned gamers like jeemzz, Stewie2k, and Nurok.

Artists and professional gamers will be divided into two equal teams, evening the playing field for a better audience experience and also showing that producers and gamers have more in common than we might think. After all, when closely considered, the workflow of a producer – sitting down for long hours at a computer, relying on keyboard shortcuts to create efficiencies, using the internet to generate a strong brand following – is not so different from that of an e-sports player!

VALORANT’s large selection of avatar characters, and their unique abilities, are a perfect dramatic setting for these teams to flaunt their skills.

While VALORANT shares many characteristics common to other games in the First Person Shooter genre, like Call of Duty or Counter-Strike, it also goes beyond the norm. By offering a selection of eleven unique characters, each with their own special ability and detailed backstory, Riot Games has added a strategic twist to VALORANT’s gameplay. Consequently, each player’s choice of character and how they use that character will allow the players to exhibit their personalities.

Will you be tuning in to catch all the Showstopper action on Friday? Let us know who you’ll be rooting for in the comments below!

Liquid x Armada Music Present Showstopper – Lineup:

Showstopper Lineup Poster

Roster of Armada Music Players:

  • Andrew Rayel
  • ARTY
  • Asher Postman
  • Mark Sixma
  • Ruben de Ronde
  • Win and Woo
  • Zack Martino

Roster of Team Liquid Players:

  • Aniemal
  • Caliburn
  • Hodsic
  • Hyped
  • Ibiza
  • jeemz
  • Kaymind
  • Nurok
  • Ohnocturnal
  • Sliker
  • Sportbilly
  • Stewie2k
  • Wonderfuls

Follow Armada Music on Social Media:

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Follow Team Liquid on Social Media:

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A slave to the rave for nearly a decade now, Jennifer's passion for electronic music originally stemmed from her roots as a basshead and has since spread to all genres that make up the scene. In particular, she is drawn to styles of music with grittier basslines, textured sonic elements, and clean production. Inspired by her diverse exposure to dance music culture spanning from her first Coachella, Southern California desert parties, events in Berlin and Amsterdam superclubs, and highly regarded international festivals such as Dimensions Festival (Croatia) and Bass Coast (Canada), she brings a nuanced and critical perspective to all things electronic music and events. An attorney by day with a specialization in music business issues and a recent JD from Harvard Law, she can also be found in and around the Los Angeles nightlife scene - running sound and lighting for events through her production company, curating local showcases and spinning signature sets under her moniker "Party Fowl".