ESPN ESPORTS’ Valorant Invitational is starting tomorrow, April 20.
As casual players continue to get involved in Valorant’s closed beta, the professionals of the gaming world are molding the title into the next big fixture on the eSports scene.
The ESPN ESPORTS Valorant Invitational will put professional players from a number of different titles up against one another in a 3-day series. They are calling it the “most ambitious crossover in esports history”, and you can see why it would definitely be a contender for that.
Here’s the announcement tweet below:
The ESPN ESPORTS Valorant Invitational will run from April 20 – 22. Notably, the team of Valorant Devs is the only one that does not represent a current eSports title. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re not contenders. In an exhibition match last week, they beat a team of top FPS streamers 13-3, and 13-2.
The team they beat featured Shroud, Skadoodle, and Summit1g. The developer team featured notable CS:GO players Volcano, Penguin, and Excal. So… I wouldn’t count them out in the ESPN ESPORTS Valorant Invitational.
Riot Games have also begun to outline their plans for Valorant’s eSports scene. They plan to guide the growth of this platform with three factors: competitive integrity, authenticity, and accessibility. Whalen Rozelle, lead of the Valorant eSports team, has said the following:
“Our primary focus early on will be forming partnerships with players, content creators, tournament organizers, and developers – unlocking them to help us build the Valorant ecosystem.”
via Riot Games Press Release
For more on Valorant and its developing eSports scene, be sure to follow @GamezoGG and keep an eye on our Valorant page. The ESPN ESPORTS Valorant Invitational will take place April 20 -22 and be streamed fully on ESPN ESPORTS’ Twitch Channel.