Valorant Champions Tour Update: The professional Valorant players are going to have a clear path and schedule in 2021 as the Valorant esports scene is about to get a lot more structured. Riot Games announced its plans for competitive Valorant in 2021. The Champions Tour will be a season-long tournament circuit, with events taking place across the globe throughout 2021. The Tour will end with one team being crowned champion at the end of the year.
“The expanded competition calendar will provide the framework for the stars to rise and teams to make a name for themselves – on both the international and regional stages,” says Riot’s senior director of esports, Whalen “Magus” Rozelle.
— VALORANT Champions Tour (@ValorantEsports) November 24, 2020
The Valorant Champions Tour is split into three levels of competition.
· Regional Challenger events – teams play to advance to three, international Masters events
· Masters events – teams accumulate points to qualify for the Champions event
· Valorant Champions event – slated for the end of the year, the world’s top sixteen teams compete to be crowned Global Champion
When does the Champions Tour start?
The Champions Tour will run throughout the entirety of 2021, with contingency measures in place to ensure that tournaments will go ahead as planned. The qualifying parts of the circuit — Challengers, and Masters — have been scheduled to alternate each month, with slight spaces in between to ensure that players don’t burn out.
The final event, Valorant Champions, will take place between November and December of 2021, where one team will be crowned the first-ever Champions.
Riot Games Events are spread throughout the season, culminating in the Valorant Champions event in December.
Given the quality of play seen during the First Strike tournaments, teams are clearly ready to go head-to-head for the title of the Champion.
So get strapped in, this is going to be a wild ride for players and spectators alike!
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