Riot Outlines Plans For Valorant Esports, Events Start This Weekend

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor June 17, 2020
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Just in case you were wondering, Riot does have plans to turn its new FPS Valorant into a global esport. To get things rolling in the right direction, the company announced the "Ignition Series", which they refer to as the first step to a "robust competitive ecosystem" for the game. The general idea is to allow the game's esports scene to grow naturally and reflect the community. As a result, they want feedback from players.

The Valorant Ignition Series is a partner program that will feature tournaments and players on a weekly basis, helping both become more widely known in the game's community. So far, they've partnered with 20 organizations and have announced a few tournaments with more events planned all over the world.

The two events announced so far take place this weekend (June 19-21) and are the G2 Esports Valorant Invitational and the Rage event in Japan. Details on both of these can be found on the Valorant site.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

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