He shooter Riot Games’ first-person tactical VALORANT confirms the release date of the PREMIER beta, a team-based competitive system where any player can team up with 5-7 friends to compete for glory against teams with a similar skill level.
The PREMIER Global Beta will launch on April 25, and Riot Games has set requirements for SMS verification, completion of a leaderboard in any act, and building (or joining) a team of 5 7 players.
MECHANICAL AND CALENDAR
Once he list is set, the team owner will register their team and select the zone, which will determine both which servers it will be possible to play on and the schedule of playable games. The 20 divisions will be based on the average MMR of the top 5 players on the team.
Each week, each team will be able to play a maximum of two matches, during which points will be added to the Premier score. Teams with enough points will qualify for the knockout tournament. During the last day of the Global Open Beta, tournament matches will be played, using a map pick and ban system similar to that used in professional matches.
Teams will start in the main draw, with the winners earning a unique player card and title, in addition to being crowned champions. The losers will advance to the consolation draw to compete for third place.
All players who play at least one game will receive a title and a player card.
The next phase of Premier will return in July – the full release is scheduled after VCT Champions 2023 in August.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYERS
The new PREMIER competition system provides for each team to be assigned to a division, in which they will play SS matches. The winners of these games will have the opportunity to participate in Tournaments to be among the best in their division.
VALORANT wants to offer a unique journey that creates opportunities for players around the world and facilitates access to aspiring professionals. So in the future, Premier will allow access to VCT Challenger leagues. So that excellent players can compete against professional players. From regional leagues, players can be promoted to international leagues and potentially champions, the highest competitive level in VALORANT.
Riot Games is still evaluating the exact details of how Premier will fit in as a pathway to pro in the current VALORANT esports ecosystem. Because each region and league is unique, the developer is in the process of finishing the structure that will house them all in the Challenger ecosystem.
In October and November 2022, VALORANT announced and finalized the alpha version of Premier for players in Brazil.