List of Esports Teams Participating in The Valorant Competition
For more than ten years, Riot Games is known as a gaming company that only makes one game, namely League of Legends. However, in the past year, they began launching several new games. Valorant is the most recent game that Riot launches. League of Legends has become one of the most popular esports games globally. This makes many people believe that Riot will be able to do the same thing with Valorant.
Valorant launched in early June 2020. However, even before the launch of the first-person shooter game, several esports organizations made special teams for Valorant, such as T1 from South Korea and G2 Esports from Germany. Valorant is so popular that it has encouraged several Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professionals to swerve to become Valorant players.
So far, there are at least ten esports organizations that have made the Valorant team. According to the Dot Esports report, here is a list of the ten esports organizations:
- 100 Thieves
- Dignitas Female
- Team SoloMid
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
Given that several professional Valorant teams have emerged, it is not surprising that third parties are interested in organizing tournaments from the Riot game. Indeed, when asked about the esports strategy for Valorant, Riot revealed that they would let a third party hold a tournament from the competition. However, that does not mean that Riot is entirely out of hand.
Riot has just announced the Valorant Ignition Series. Through the Ignition Series, Riot allows third parties to hold Valorant tournaments in the format they want. However, they had to submit the competition they wanted to carry with Riot first. If Riot agrees, then they will give the third party a license to hold the Valorant tournament.