Valorant’s Competitive Guidelines For Third-Party Tournaments

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Riot has huge plans for Valorant’s esports scene in the future, which makes sense as Valorant has a lot of potential with the ongoing hype around it. 100Thieves have already hosted a tournament with many pro players including Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek, Spencer "Hiko" Martin, Jake "Stewie2k" Yip, and many more professional players. The 100T Valorant Invitational was won by Team Shroud. They dominated the tournament against Team TimTheTatman in finals.

According to Riot’s competitive guidelines for third-party tournaments,

  • Small Tournaments should be set to a $10,000 prize pool and no international play
  • Medium Tournaments should not exceed $50,000 prize pool and no Guaranteed Implications in the Valorant Global Esports
  • Major Tournaments include events such as Dreamhack, ESL, etc. and depends on Riot.

“We’re overwhelmed by the interest and excitement behind Valorant, and we’re excited to embark on this long esports journey with you all," an article on the Valorant site reads. "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.”

Riot is expanding its Beta for different regions at the moment, as of now only North America and Europe have access. You can get a beta code for yourself by watching any streamer playing Valorant. Make sure your Riot account is linked to Twitch.

So, what are your thoughts on Valorant’s Competitive guidelines? Do you think Riot will take their time implementing a proper esports scene with the ongoing hype? Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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