Valorant and Twitch Announces Big News For Fans

Published 05/29/2020, 2:28 PM EDT

Valorant has just announced its first major tournament. Riot Games and Twitch have partnered up to hold a $200,000 global tournament for the game. The competition will take place in the first week of June, after the worldwide release of the game.

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Valorant is a multiplayer team-based and first-person shooter set in the near future. The game features a set of characters, each with their own abilities and a plethora of weapons. Valorant is set to take on a handful of established multiplayer Esports games.

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The game has seen many Esports players shift and has taken the gaming world by storm. Valorant will officially release on June 2, 2020.

The official Twitter announcement

Valorant announced the tournament online to many appeals. The game’s official beta was closed just a few weeks back and has opened up to many positive reviews.

The tournament comes as a celebration of the official launch of the game. Every major region will be taking part, and each top team from said regions will be crowned. The confirmed regions that would be participating are North America, Brazil, LATM, Europe, Korea, and Japan.

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The start of something big for Valorant

Valorant has held tournaments before, but nothing even close to $200,000. This could be only the beginning of many more tournaments to come. Riot Games’ strategy heavily relies on third-party organizers in the beginning and moving forth with their own sets of competitions afterwards.

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Earlier, many players reported that the game is not ready for a global launch, citing many technical issues. Riot replied that they had cleared most of the problems, but it still remains to be seen.

There is still no clue on all the Esports teams that are a part of the tournament. Big names are sure to join, and that would help promote the game further.

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan is an eSports and WWE author at EssentiallySports since April 2020. A journalism undergraduate with experience in creative design, Hrithik has a profound love for everything competitive. He grew up watching WWE and playing various titles like Call of Duty, FIFA, and Hitman.

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