The latest entry into the eSports scene has become hugely popular and is bringing forward a new event
The latest game released from Riot Games, Valorant, has officially announced the debut of its eSports competition, the Ignition Tournament Series. This is the first eSports opportunity outside of the Twitch Rivals series for players to start getting into a competitive, organized tournament setting. This is a great effort made by Riot in inviting teams and organizations to help build the global tournament, so it has partnered up with over 20 eSports organizations to make this event happen, and it seems like it bound to be a huge success.
“We’re thrilled to pull together the best from gaming and esports to deliver a program that will showcase ‘VALORANT’ on a global scale,” said Whalen Rozelle, senior director of esports at Riot Games. “The Ignition Series will unlock the creative potential of some of our top partners and will help us build a [eSports] from the ground up that is authentic to the ‘VALORANT’ community.”
This is an important experiment and trial for Riot so it can build a solid platform for the new competition. Each event organizer will run their own open qualifiers, show matches and any invitationals that bring together top talent, content creators and amateur players.
The first event of this series is scheduled for June 19; the first competition is the European G2 Esports Invitational, which is presented by Red Bull, followed by the Rage Valorant Japan Invitational. “We are ready to open the ‘VALORANT’ Ignition Series and continue the success of the G2 EU Brawls in an all-out entertainment-filled invitational,” said Carlos Rodriguez CEO of G2 Esports, in a statement. “Our partnership with Riot has helped make the European League of Legends community the force it is today and contributed to the success of the LEC, and I have no doubt that we will do the same for ‘VALORANT.’”