Riot Prepares to Launch an Alpha Version of the New Tournament Mode in VALORANT
The developers of the FPS-shooter VALORANT, Riot Games, are preparing to introduce and add a new in-game mode for the competitive game above Radiant.
The new mode in the game will be called Premier. The first alpha tests will begin in Brazil next week. In the new mode, players will be able to create teams of five people and play against other teams in the divisions. The game will have a separate season, which will consist of weekly matches and tournaments. Each season will last a few weeks, and if you play your sweatiest, your team may qualify into the end-of-season tournament to battle for the title of Division Champion.
Next week, players in Brazil will hop into our first broader test of Premier. They’ll take the first steps in testing a few key features:
- Team creation (with team logos and colors)
- Server load
- Tournament play (including a map pick-and-ban system)
- Premier Score (and qualifying for the end-of-season tournament)
- Matchmaking and queue health throughout the Alpha
- General bugs
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"This core initial group of testers will tell us what they love, what could be better, and what features they hope to see in the future. We will have our ears to the ground to make sure we can make the best team competitive system possible, and that we have time to implement the feedback we receive from the Alpha. We really hate to make the rest of the world wait, but we do need some time to get this right. Stay tuned to official VALORANT channels for more news some time after the end of the Premier Alpha. So, good luck out there! Thank you for all of your feedback on Competitive VALORANT so far, and we look forward to more feedback and figuring out how to turn Premier into something for all of us looking for that competitive team-based experience", Jon Walker, the Senior Designer, said in an official statement.
At this time we do not know the official release date of this mode for all regions. But we assume it will be closer to February next year, when VALORANT Champions Tour 2023 kicks off.