With the recent announcement of Riot Games’ approaching first-person shooter Valorant earlier this month, the developer is preparing for the upcoming release of the game scheduled for summer later this year. And there’s no better way to showcase the intensity of this forthcoming title than with a large livestream for the game. But this is instead told to be a Twitch Rivals event rather than a traditional developer-hosted livestream, reports share.
According to Esports Analyst Rod Breslau on Twitter, the approaching event is told to be taking place this coming Friday, April 3. Even more, the event has already been recorded involving known streamers, commentators, and professional esports players, sources shared with Breslau.
While this might seem odd that Riot Games is deciding to broadcast a pre-recorded livestream of Valorant for anticipating viewers online, this is a fairly common practice Breslau tells. When questioned by popular livestream Jake “Chocotaco” Throop, Breslau clarifies that “it happens more than you’d think,” in response.
Aside from the approaching Twitch Rivals event for this Friday, Riot Games is also collecting registrations for the neighboring closed beta for Valorant next Tuesday. The studio revealed that players will have to create a Riot Games account, link their Twitch account, and watch a range of related streams to possibly be granted access to the beta.
Even more, the closed beta will only be taking place in a selection of regions: United States, Canada, Europe, Turkey, and Russia. Dropping ping has also been warned for the beta due to limited datacenters for the game – expected for a beta also. You can read the full report by heading here.
Do you plan on dropping into the Valorant Twitch Rivals livestream later this week?
Valorant is said to arrive sometime in summer 2020 for PC.