The first step Riot Games is taking to spark the growth of the Valorant esports scene comes in the form of the Ignition Series. Aptly named after the inaugural season or Act of the hero-focused tactical shooter, Riot Games has formed alliances with over 20 esports companies to produce high-octane events, starting with the European G2 Esports Invitational on 19 June.
If you’re a Valorant fan in North and South Americas, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Oceania, Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Middle East, we’ve got great news for you: Ignition Series events will take place in the aforementioned locations, so expect major Valorant tournaments to happen next door sooner or later. Southeast Asia will be the first recipient of such a blessing, with events scheduled for as early as next month. The Series will be an opportunistic platform for budding Valorant esports players to jumpstart their journey.
Even when the game was in the closed beta phase, more than 100 Valorant tournaments and invitationals were held leading up to the game’s highly-anticipated release. Fresh off its launch, now is a good time for Riot Games to spearhead their Valorant esports movement.
With the rise in Valorant esports, you can expect more coverage on the 5v5 multiplayer game from eGG Network.