Riot Games announced via Twitter on Thursday a Twitch Rivals event surrounding its newest tactical shooter, VALORANT. The VALORANT Launch Showdown will take place the weekend after its official public release next Tuesday. Players from around the world will compete by region for a share of the $200K USD prize pool.
To celebrate launch, we’re teaming with competitive FPS creators to hold a global tournament and crown 1 winning team from each region. Up for grabs is a $200,000 prize pool and the right to count themselves among the first global VALORANT champs. https://t.co/8KTOqeVsck
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) May 28, 2020
The tournament will be played in conjunction with Twitch’s Summer Games Fest, which takes place from June 5-7 on the platform’s new dedicated gaming and esports information channel /twitchgaming. The new channel will feature gaming news, events, and exclusive gaming-focused content as disseminated by Twitch streamers and their communities.
The channel will have the latest gameplay, exclusive interviews from the developers of the 2K esports franchise, and an indie showcase that will highlight some of the top indie video game titles all available to be co-streamed, according to Twitch.
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