VALORANT was one of the most hyped games to come out in recent memories.
Most of the hype was based around mainly Riot Games as they are known for hosting amusing esports tournaments. Although these Twitch Rival tournaments were not what fans of the game were expecting to see. Unfortunately, these tournaments didn’t perform as expected considering the hype it received back in the closed beta.
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The gaming community also called out Riot for using bots to literally boost their views on twitch. Some prominent members of the community also asked Riot to add more broadcasting features as they are claiming that right now it is hard to broadcast VALORANT’s esports tournaments.
Even VALORANT’s executive producer Anna Donlon admitted that there is a lot of work to be done before they can actually call VALORANT “esports ready“. She further clarified that Riot is also actively working on making VALROANT’s esports scene more polished.
Features like UI improvements, additional slots for spectators, etc are also in the works. Riot already has a lot of experience when it comes to making esports tournaments really click with their audience.
Riot already announced the next part of their plan to take esports world by storm with their Ignition Series. This series will let Tier-1 orgs around the world experiment with many different types of tournament formats to see what really sticks for VALORANT.
Ignition Series schedule
Ignition Series will start on 19th June and will go on until 28th.
The combination of humid New York City summers and suits mandatory for corporate consulting really push someone to evaluate their life choices, so after three years of deliberation, Kasra departed for the West Coast to pursue his dream of playing video games at work. Since then, he’s led strategy and analytics for Activision Blizzard Esports and is currently building VALORANT into a global esport.Kasra “CuriousKaz“ Jafroodi, Valorant Esports Strategy Lead
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Ignition is the first real step from Riot to make a huge dent in the world of competitive 5v5 tactical shooters esports scene. However, it is still too early to say how the scene will develop with time as the game was just released a couple of weeks ago. Riot seems to have everything planned out for VALORANT to take over the esports scene in the future.