Lately, Valorant has been on the top spots when it comes to FPS games. Valorant has seen a rapid surge in its player base due to its gameplay and in-game characters. Riot is therefore keen on expanding the competitive platform that Valorant offers around the globe. Riot has been organizing the Valorant Champions Tour(VCT) around the globe, we might also get to soon see a Valorant tournament in India.
Earlier Valorant noticed the attention Valorant had been getting in India. Riot had already given India a “dedicated server” in Mumbai. The new dedicated server aimed at increasing the overall gaming experience of the players. It also curbed the network lag problem of the players. The players now need not be dependent on Singapore servers.
Valorant Champions Tour In India?
So far we’ve seen not a single Valorant tournament in India. But lately, Riot is considering letting an Indian Valorant team play for its Valorant Champions Tour via a nationwide tournament as per IGN India.
Riot brought up Valorant Champions Tour officially as the first attempt for a global competitive scene. Esports teams have to go through year-long regional competitions to finally be able to find a spot in the Champions event. But unfortunately, Riot ended up ignoring India for the event.
Now however, Riot has been in touch with multiple stakeholders in the Indian Valorant Scene to make the tournament possible. Currently, Riot India is dependent upon the local event organizers for organizing such an event. It will be interesting to see how finally Riot India plans on organizing the final event.
Riot seemed excited about the amount of response Valorant had been getting from India. Since then it has not given any updates on the same. Many sources in the Esports community of India claimed that the Riot has been silent due to the ongoing ban on China-owned tech and game companies by the Indian Government.
Valorant Champions Tour In India: What’s the Problem?
You might not know but Tencent owns Riot. Tencent-owned PUBG Mobile in India has already been in news resulting in the game being banned. So any official event organized by Riot with full transparency in India can lead to Valorant getting banned. Which is surely Riot doesn’t wish for.
Currently, any operation from Riot India regarding Valorant is in a relatively neutral zone. Local tournaments are held through organizations like Samurai Esports, meanwhile, Riot chose to remain silent when it comes to an official event.
We wish to see Riot stepping up and soon host a valorant tournament in India!
Valorant is a 5v5 character based FPS shooter title published by Riot Games for Windows, that has been constantly giving neck to neck competition to already well established CS-GO. In October 2019, the game was first launched under the name Project A, and on April 7, 2020, it launched a private beta program with restricted access for players, followed by an official release on June 2, 2020.
It has been gaining huge popularity lately, many e-sports orgs have already set up their Valorant lineups and are looking forward to win titles.