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Riot Games, the international tournament “VCT Masters 2023” for the tactical FPS game “VALORANT” will be held in Japan in June 2023! Announced at the finale of Riot Games ONE, an integrated online and offline event of Riot Games held at Yokohama Arena on December 23rd and 24th.
Riot Games, Inc. (U.S.) Japanese subsidiary Riot Games LLC (Roppongi, Minato-ku, President/CEO Yasushi Fujimoto) announced the 2023 VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT), an international competition for the tactical FPS “VALORANT”. ) will be held in Japan in June 2023. This
announcement was announced at the finale of Riot Games’ online and offline integrated event “Riot Games ONE” held at Yokohama Arena on December 23rd and 24th, 2022, and the audience was enthusiastic. [Image 1
[Video 2: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYv9IrUS3pQ] We believe that there is no better place than Japan to host the tournament, which will be one of the major pillars of the 2023 VCT. The VALORANT community in Japan has grown exponentially over the past year, showing their enthusiasm at all types of events. Currently, the team is working together to prepare a new experience for fans around the world to enjoy.
The Masters will take place in June 2023 after the inaugural International League split. The Masters will feature the top 10 teams from the three leagues, as well as the team that won the LOCK//IN tournament held in Brazil. Masters is also a place where each team fights fiercely for the right to qualify for Champions. After the Masters, the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) in summer 2023 will be your last chance to win a Champions spot.
About “International League”
Competitive splits will kick off in the EMEA, PACIFIC and AMERICAS regions after the kick-off tournament. Fierce battles in the LAN environment will progress on a weekly basis. “International League” LAN events will be held in Berlin, Seoul and Los Angeles. Each venue will have a distribution team that covers multiple language
broadcasts, and will deliver the fierce battle to fans around the world. The 2023 split will begin in March with an eight-week regular season, with league champions determined in May. The “International League” from 2024 onwards will have two splits, but in 2023, each team will need to prepare for activities in the hub city, so it will be held in an international tournament and one split format.
International competitions “Masters”, “LCQ” and “Champions”
June will host the second international tournament of the season, the Masters. The top teams from each international league will
participate. Each team with the best results in the region will qualify for the “Champions” that determine the world championship. In July, we will hold the familiar “LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier)”. Powerful teams looking for a spot in the biggest event of the season, the Champions, will be looking for the final spot. In addition, only one team from each region can participate in “Champions” from “LCQ”. And in August, the culmination of the VCT season, “Champions” will begin. Any changes or new events will all lead to this stage. The mission is as simple as it gets. ‘Take the trophy and make history’, that’s it. This event, which decides the world champion of VALORANT, is the largest and highest peak of the season. Participating teams will also come with all possible measures.
About Riot Games
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish and provide player support for the world’s most player-focused games. Riot released its debut title, League of Legends (LoL), in 2009, which received critical acclaim around the world. It has become the most-played PC game in the world and a major driver of the explosive growth of esports. Now that LoL is 10 years old, Riot is continuing to evolve this work while providing players with new gaming experiences such as Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, and VALORANT. , League of Legends: Wild Rift, and several other titles. We also continue to explore the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects such as music, comic books, and television. Riot has also launched a publishing subsidiary, Riot Forge. Riot Forge works with third-party developers to create new games set in the world of LoL. Riot Forge’s first game, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, is a turn-based role-playing game (RPG) developed by Airship Syndicate. Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill and led by CEO Nicole Lauren, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 3,000 employees in more than 20 regional offices around the world.
Riot Games Official Website: https://www.riotgames.com/ja
Riot Games Japan Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/riotgamesjapan About VALORANT
“VALORANT” is a highly competitive tactical shooter that fights 5 to 5. It features full-fledged gunfights that combine high-precision gunfights with special abilities unique to “agents” (characters). Opportunities arise from the player’s strategic choices, flexible ideas, and flashes of inspiration. leads the team to victory. The maps are designed with the competitive scene in mind, and are designed so that even if you play thousands of hours, you’ll always have a fresh battle experience. Released in June 2020, VALORANT is free to play and supports PCs with a wide range of specifications so that more players around the world can enjoy it. At Riot Games, we are committed to building a system that ensures the competitiveness of tactical shooters and realizes a game experience suitable for the FPS genre, such as the development of top-class dedicated game servers and infrastructure in various parts of the world, and a uniquely developed anti-cheat system. It is working.
VALORANT official website: https://playvalorant.com/ja-jp/
VALORANT Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/VALORANTjp
What is VALORANT Esports
VALORANT hit Twitch’s highest concurrent viewership of 1.7 million in a closed beta test and quickly became the fastest growing esports title of 2020. After that, Riot Games launched the “VALORANT Champions Tour” consisting of three competition levels (Challengers / Masters / Champions) to promote the excitement of the competition scene. This initiative was held in a global circuit format held throughout the year. Competing teams compete in local Challengers events to qualify for international Masters events. Participating teams aim to qualify for Champions through various events. Champions is the premier VALORANT tournament on the scene and will run for two weeks. During the season, competition will take place across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
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