Following successful closed beta on Twitch, Valorant devs talk about future esports
Of late, one of the biggest new and upcoming games in the world happens to be Valorant, Riot Games’ new competitive FPS title. Many have stated that the game has taken cues from popular and successful FPS titles such as Counter Strike Global Offensive and Overwatch.
While that may be the case, as things stand, the game is in its closed beta and is still clocking in millions of views on the streaming website Twitch.tv.
Owing to the amazing response, the devs from Riot Games, behind LOL and other such titles have made a statement regarding the games’ competitive league and future for e-sports.
Changing the future of esports?
Skill based competitive FPS titles such as Counter Strike Global Offensive, Rainbow Six Siege and a few other games have quite massive esports communities.
Valorant is a game that is no different, but as of now, the Developers have stated that until the game is out for everyone, they don’t wish to rush into anything. Essentially what this means is that we can’t really expect an esports league for Valorant very soon.
Third Parties could host tournaments
That being said, this only means that Riot Games itself will not be hosting any Valorant tournaments. They stated that they would be willing to lend the responsibility to interested third parties, who could then host their own Valorant championships.
Even now, one can find third parties holding Valorant tournaments somewhat akin to esports. In fact, one of the most popular forms of competitive play for the game yet are the Twitch Rivals, in which players like Shroud, Skadoodle, Aceu, Stewie2k, Summit1G and others could be taking part.
At any rate, we are hopeful about Valorant and can’t wait to see what they bring to the esports table.