Riot Games announced an average of more than 14 million PC players from around the world log on each month to play VALORANT, Riot’s free-to-play FPS video game that launched solely on the PC platform only one year ago on June 2, 2020.
After a record-breaking closed beta debut and successful global launch, VALORANT quickly established itself as a global fan-favorite, emerging as one of the most prominent FPS games available on PC.… Read the rest
A flawless run through the winners bracket saw Sentinels claim championship glory at VALORANT Masters: Reykjavik – the first international tournament in VALORANT Esports history.
The road to grand finals was paved by Sentinels defeating the top-seeded teams from both Korea (NUTURN Gaming) and Brazil (Team Vikings), as well as the second-seeded team from Europe (Fnatic) in straight sets, racking up a 6-0 map count leading into Sunday’s championship.… Read the rest
Dignitas, the esports vertical of New Meta Entertainment Inc. (NME), has announced a $50,000 all-women’s VALORANT tournament, the next edition of the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Game Changers program. Verizon VCT Game Changers NA, presented by Dignitas, will host North America’s top Women’s VALORANT teams in the June 24-27, 2021 Main Event.… Read the rest
HyperX announced it will become a founding partner of Riot Games’ VALORANT Champions Tour. The deal will see HyperX become the official sponsor for gaming keyboard, mice and mouse pads.
“We’re excited to welcome our newest partner to the VCT. HyperX joins us as the Official Keyboard, Mouse, and Mousepad Partner of the VALORANT Champions Tour,” said Naz Aletaha, Head of Global Esports Partnerships and Business Development at Riot Games.… Read the rest
Red Bull Campus Clutch is an international, collegiate focused, VALORANT tournament, which looks to crown a global champion among student competitors. The Canadian leg of the event kicked off on March 27th when its first qualifier took place. After 3 qualifiers, the best 12 teams in Canada’s collegiate VALORANT scene were decided, and now they must battle it out for the chance to represent Canada on the global stage, and potentially be crowned the best in the world.… Read the rest
2021 CSL Esports Grand Finals virtual host has finally been revealed, Louisiana State University (LSU). Together with Esports at LSU, we will be bringing the premiere collegiate event of the season right to your screen.
The teams are competing for $60,000 in scholarship dollars spread across six games: League of Legends, Dota2, Rocket League, Valorant, CS:GO, and Street FighterV.… Read the rest
Rix.GG, a fast-growing UK esports organization championing competitive esports for female and marginalized genders, announces the Rix.GG “Lightning” VALORANT roster. Rix.GG is committed to seeing women and marginalized gender players compete at the highest levels of esports, and hopes to pave the way for the future.
The roster will consist of top players from the UK and EU:
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Luckbox a leading provider of licensed, real money esports betting, is pleased to announce the addition of betting for VALORANT (a 5v5 first-person shooter game developed by Riot Games, launched in 2020) to its award-winning platform. The VALORANT addition increases Luckbox’s offering of esports betting types to 14.
Luckbox now offers wagering on the game, with markets on Match winner, Correct Score, Maps Handicap, Total Maps, Round Handicap and Total Rounds.
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Fueled by collaborative play and creative strategy from the five-man roster featuring Michael “dapr” Gulino, Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan, Hunter “SicK” Mims, Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, and Jared “zombs” Gitlin, the Sentinels earned the most illustrious victory in competitive VALORANT history Sunday claiming championship glory in the first-ever VALORANT Masters event.
Sentinels have reached the finals in each of Riot Games’ first three VALORANT Champions Tour events, winning the first VALORANT Challengers event of the year in February and now defeating FaZe Clan in grand finals of VALORANT Masters Stage 1 in a 3-0 sweep.… Read the rest
Six weeks of Challengers play have given us the eight best teams from each region. Now, one team will be crowned the regional champion of the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Stage 1.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch North America’s VCT Stage 1 Masters Tournament.
NA Masters 1 is Riot’s first major VALORANT esports tournament in the region, produced and organized by Riot’s long-time partner Nerd Street Gamers.… Read the rest
Global esports organization Gen.G and the University of Kentucky (UK) announced that the two will join forces for a ‘University of Kentucky Esports Invitational’ as part of their ongoing partnership. Gen.G and UK have invited its athletic rivals to compete on March 12-14, 2021 in League of Legends, Valorant and Rocket League that will be streamed on twitch.tv/universityofky… Read the rest
VCT Game Changers is a new program which will supplement the competitive season by creating new opportunities and exposure for women and other marginalized genders within VALORANT esports. The competitive VALORANT community is both diverse and incredibly global, and our esport should reflect that.
Game Changers will consist of two core competitive initiatives, the VCT Game Changers Series and the VCT Game Changers Academy.… Read the rest
ProGaming Italia and Riot Games announced their partnership for the promotion of VALORANT in Italy. ProGaming Italia will become the Official Broadcast Partner.
The agreement with Riot Games includes exclusive Italian language production rights of all international competitions, starting with direct coverage of the VALORANT Champions Tour in 2021.
The Italian streams will cover all three levels of the VALORANT Champion’s Tour competitions.… Read the rest
Guild Esports announces the signing of Swedish-born professional athlete Saif “Sayf” Jibraeel, and coach André “BARBARR” Möller, with both additions strengthening the organization’s competitive Valorant team.
Sayf, a top-ranked EU pro in the Valorant scene, holds an impressive record across the sport with both 1st and 2nd placings in a wide variety of Valorant events over the last 9 months of turning pro.… Read the rest
Red Bull Campus Clutch, the biggest global university esports event to ever take place launches today, offering students a unique opportunity to compete in one of the fastest growing and most talked about games, VALORANT. Sign-ups are opening now to university students in every corner of the globe, offering the ultimate opportunity to shine in VALORANT.… Read the rest