• Tue. Sep 27th, 2022


Sport developer and esports firm Riot Video games has revealed that Copenhagen and Istanbul would be the hosts of VALORANT’s remaining worldwide occasions throughout the 2022 VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT). 

The second Masters occasion of the season will happen in Copenhagen, Denmark in July 2022. In the meantime, VCT’s concluding worldwide occasion might be performed in Istanbul, Turkey this September.

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VALORANT Masters Copenhagen will characteristic 12 groups and can happen in Copenhagen for the primary time ever. The season finale in Istanbul will characteristic 16 groups; ten of which is able to qualify via the common season. Six further groups will enter via Riot Video games’ Final Likelihood Qualifiers in August.

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Riot Video games shared particulars by way of a launch: “Our aim is to see our largest worldwide occasions performed in entrance of a reside viewers and each of those cities supplied clear pathways in direction of this aim, whereas additionally offering the absolute best assure that every one certified groups will have the ability to safely attend and compete.

“We’re excited to share the preliminary particulars of those two occasions and might be offering extra data within the coming weeks.”

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The final VCT worldwide occasion passed off earlier this 12 months in Iceland. VCT 2022 Stage 1 Masters Reykjavík recorded a peak viewership of over 1m, according to Esports Charts.

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Riot Video games introduced {that a} full aggressive restructuring will happen for subsequent season’s VCT. Specifically, VALORANT will add new worldwide leagues and increase its current Sport Changers and Challengers methods. VALORANT’s leagues will even get companion groups, though Riot Video games didn’t share numerous particulars on that entrance. 

Esports Insider says: Copenhagen and Istanbul are nice selections for high-profile VALORANT occasions, and Riot Video games is bound to draw massive audiences to each cities. The truth that the occasions are anticipated to be LAN experiences can also be very welcome, particularly contemplating that each areas have a big numbers of esports followers. 

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