As Hotly Anticipated Valorant Moves Toward Competitive Game Mode, Riot Games Announces Some Ground Rules

VALORANT has proven to be one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2020, with closed-beta streaming of play on Twitch having already led to hundreds of millions hours watched by fledgling fans.

This morning, Riot Games has announced details of the game’s upcoming move into competitive mode, including how the ranking system will work.

With a system built around eight ranks, VALORANT takes some of its inspiration from the publishing company’s wildly successful League of Legends.

Competitive mode for VALORANT will be introduced in North America and Europe “soon after patch .49,” Riot Games said in a press release. Coles Notes of the release include the following:

  • Complete 20 Unrated matches to unlock Competitive mode.
  • Eight ranks, three tiers each, except the top rank, VALORANT.
  • Queue with up to five-player parties, must be within two ranks.
  • Rank isn’t displayed if competitive matches aren’t played within 14 days, but your rank doesn’t decay behind the scenes.
  • Closed beta rank does not carry over to launch.

For full details on VALORANT, which will be officially released this summer, go here.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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