- Valorant is kicking off the release with a Twitch Rivals Tournament.
Valorant is the most expected game of the year. Ever since Riot Games announced that they were working on a new shooter title, players from around the world hyped for it. Riot Games is known for its esports brand League of Legends and by the looks of it, they are making sure that the Valorant will follow the same steps laid by the LoL. Valorant has been in closed beta for 6 weeks and the developers are readying for the launch. Valorant will be released as a free to play title on the 2nd of June on most regions and a new tournament for it is announced. Riot Games will showcase their first tournament in a Twitch Rivals event.
The Twitch Rivals event will take place on the launch day and it will have a 200,000 USD prize pool. It will show some of the best FPS players around the world. Also, the tournament will be regional and from each region, there will be only one champion crowned. Streamers from N. America, South America, Europe, Korea, and Japan will participate. Currently, we do not know the participants, however soon a list will be posted by Riot Games or Twitch officials. Since the game created a lot of hype around it we are expecting big names to attend the tournament.
To celebrate launch, we’re teaming with competitive FPS creators to hold a global tournament and crown 1 winning team from each region. Up for grabs is a $200,000 prize pool and the right to count themselves among the first global VALORANT champs. https://t.co/8KTOqeVsck
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) May 28, 2020
Riot Games did their best while marketing their game in order to ensure success. The game was on the closed beta for some time and the only way to access it was to watch streams. Of course, this meant many players wanted to get their hands on the keys so they watched it and broke some of the Twitch records on the way. These and many more show us how good is Riot Games with their marketing. Valorant might be the next big hit for the company and by the looks of it, it will change the balance in the FPS market.