Valorant is on its way to becoming the next big esports title for Riot Games. News has come forward where Riot Games share their stance on Valorant’s Road to Esports.
The layout for the whole of Valorant’s Esports scene hinges from here; the community guidlines released by Riot Games will provide the community the starting point. This stance comes to the crucial startup from third parties. Micro-scale tournaments will slowly give Riot Games the layout to take Valorant Esports into its much anticipated bigger stage.
Whalen, also known as “Magus, came forward with information on how Valorant’s Esports scene shall set up. He gives all the basic prospects and methods Riot will implement in the future. Valorant’s growth comes down to the backlog of players that shall be giving the scene its viewers and community. He also shares how the general pattern of Valorant’s esports will me player-friendly; Competitive integrity, Accessibility and Authenticity come as the three major points talked about for now.
Riot Games unveiled the full community guidelines that you can check up on their official website whose link is down below.
We come from a range of esports, sports, and competitive gaming career backgrounds, but all of us are huge fans of playing and watching FPS games. For us, working on VALORANT and helping to develop its competitive ecosystem—especially as it grows into the professional space—is daunting, humbling, and inspiring all at once. There’s no doubt that, as a hyper-competitive experience, VALORANT has the ingredients to be a successful esport and we have big dreams for what this can be, but we want to be thoughtful in how we put it all together.
Our aspiration is to build an esport worthy of your lifelong attention and interest. We plan to do so guided by three core principles: competitive integrity, accessibility, and authenticity.
- Competitive integrity means that we want aspiring pros to having a fair shot at reaching the highest levels of play through merit-based competition. We will work tirelessly to ensure matches are won and lost based on a person’s skill and teamwork rather than external factors.
- Accessibility is our promise that fans and players from all backgrounds will be welcome into the VALORANT community. We aspire to build the highest quality broadcast experience that showcases the creativity, teamwork and clutch moments we love about this game, while both catering to longtime fans and making it easy for new fans to discover their love of esports.
- Authenticity means that we know this esport is yours and we hope to build it together with you. We want VALORANT esports to grow with this community as well as discover its own voice, talent, and stars.
Prospects and Scenario:
The beta of the title is already gaining much popularity although it is yet not available to the full mass. Most of the anticipation comes from Riot Game’s fans, players of Riot’s other titles such as League of Legends. This independent title also flourishes from the same title and shall hold similar characters and themes.
The overall layout of the esports scene comes to provide large prospects for those that are aiming to join it. Riot Games, however, still waits to gain the proper groundwork of the scene before investing completely inside. This would assume to be the probable reason why they are slowly working and starting with the basic guidelines first. It does offer a valid reason for esports organizations to tally weight for the new title. However, it shall still take more time yet.
We’re overwhelmed by the interest and excitement behind VALORANT, and we’re excited to embark on this long esports journey with you all. We’re already hearing questions on what esports will look like, and while it’s early, we’ll try to share whatever details we can. As part of our Authenticity principle, we want to let VALORANT grow naturally; we’re not looking to force anything too quickly without knowing what’s best for esports fans. As such, a primary focus early on will be forming partnerships with players, content creators, tournament organizers, and developers—unlocking them to help us to build this ecosystem.
The full guidelines are provided to the mass that you can check out below. Its formal reasoning is to reach the third-party scenario, a clever strategy to start the full esports scene for Valorant. As the following grows and expands, Valorant will surely reach the same esports status as League of Legends.
It starts with our VALORANT Community Competition Guidelines. Aimed at helping organizers understand our approach to third-party tournaments so they can confidently plan events; as well as leaving space for an amateur scene where new stars can rise. Additionally, we’ve opened submissions for digital products at Riot Developer Portal. This portal is where developers can begin the conversation about the tools they want to build; and acts as a channel for us to share when new features, like the in-game API, come online.
All fans can look forward to what holds for Valorant in the future. For that, Riot Games also encouraged all viewers to take part in Valorant’s road to Esports.
In the future, you can expect us to partner with others who share our vision. Additionally, to work closely with the game development team in maintaining a cohesive experience between VALORANT and the esport. To everyone hoping to compete in the VALORANT ecosystem, ten, twenty, thirty years from now; we couldn’t be more excited to take our first steps with you on this journey!
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