With the rise of League of Legends, came the rise of publisher Riot Games. As League garnered millions and million of players all across the globe, Riot was afforded opportunities to invest resources elsewhere. Seeing the success of games like CSGO and Overwatch, Riot invested heavily into the first-person shooter genre. This investment would become VALORANT.
VALORANT was built from the ground-up with esports in mind, taking the best ideas from other tactical, squad-based shooters. A complicated economy system that was easy to understand but difficult to master and a slew of unique characters called Agents with unique abilities. Within days of the game being officially launched on June 2, 2020, CSGO and Overwatch pros had already announced their switch in titles. Not long after, the biggest esports orgs began signing all of the best players before official tournaments were even scheduled.
That has led to VALORANT rapidly becoming one of the biggest esports in the world. Within less than two years, VALORANT was having international competitions for massive prize pools and huge audiences on streaming platforms.
Since the game is still, relatively, in its infancy, VALORANT news is fast and furious. You will never know when an entire team will be dropped or when a new esports pro from another scene will change games. For all the best VALORANT news you can find, keep it locked her on Hotspawn.