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Twitch and Riot to Host VALORANT Launch Tournament

Aaron Alford  | 
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The tournament will feature a $200,000 prize pool and content creators from around the world. (Photo courtesy Twitch)

Twitch and Riot have announced that they will host the $200,000 Twitch Rivals: VALORANT Launch Showdown tournament. The event will take place on VALORANT’s official launch date, June 2nd. The tournament will include a variety of different competitions in various regions around the world and will feature some of the most popular VALORANT content creators on Twitch. The showdown will determine a champion in each region.

“After a record breaking closed beta, Riot Game’s 5v5 character-based tactical shooter VALORANT is launching on June 2,” Twitch explained. “To celebrate, Twitch Rivals is collaborating with Riot to execute the first set of competitive events for VALORANT on its grand opening weekend. These events will span the globe, with participation from some of your favorite creators in North America, Brazil, LATAM, Europe, Korea, and Japan.”

The launch day event will be the first official tournament series for the live version of the game. VALORANT has experienced unprecedented levels of interest for a game that is still in beta.  The launch is anticipated to be absolutely huge for Riot’s new free-to-play tactical shooter. The Twitch Rivals launch event will look to capitalize on that hype.

In early May, Twitch hosted the Twitch Rivals VALORANT showdown. Then, throughout the month of May, Twitch hosted the Twitch Rivals: VALORANT Charity Showdown, which featured popular streamers competing in four regional tournaments in Latin America, Europe, Brazil, and Korea.

The detailed schedule for the various regional tournaments is still forthcoming, but you can plan on tuning into Twitch Rivals on June 2nd to catch all the action.

Aaron Alford
Aaron Alford
Aaron is a 25 year old esports journalist who has worked with dotesports.com, upcomer.com, qrank.gg, among others. Aaron completed a Master's degree in Communication from the University of Dayton in 2018 (Go Flyers). Aaron has also worked as a national circuit debate coach and communication manager for emerging technology companies.