Firstly, Riot Games announced first official esports tournament for Valorant, called First Strike:
“Today we are thrilled to announce the first major VALORANT esports tournament — First Strike. This event will crown the first regional champions for the game, allowing players and teams to showcase their greatness through merit based qualifiers that will culminate in multiple regional finals in December.
VALORANT is a deeply competitive title, one for which esports is a critical extension of the experience we want to provide to players. First Strike will be the first tournament produced by Riot Games and an important foundational step to establishing regional legacy. As we continue to plan ahead for the future, our approach will continue to be heavily driven by the core principles shared earlier this year. ”
Whalen “Magus” Rozelle
Senior Director of Global Esports
Secondly, Riot has revealed the next Valorant skin bundle. Gravitational Uranium Neuroblaster (G.U.N), which has a unique sci-fi style we’ve never seen before.
The bundle includes skins for the Knife, Classic, Bucky, Spectre, and Operator. They all feature a distinct Ray Gun type of design. It’s reminiscent of classic movies like Mars Attacks or Men in Black, which themselves were inspired by the science fiction genre of the 50-60’s era.
HIKO REACTS TO *NEW* G.U.N SKINS (Gravitational Uranium Neuroblaster) — VALORANT GUN COLLECTION
A new Valorant leak has surfaced following Patch 1.08, which hints towards the fact that Riot is looking to take their tactical shooter to iOS and Android!
Jason “moses” O’Toole: Good pay is the primary motivation for pro players who have decided to switch to Valorant
Team Liquid’s new coach, Jason “moses” O’Toole, recently spoke about this issue on Duncan “Thorin” Shields’ podcast Counter-Points. He discussed the salaries some of these former CS: GO players are getting paid for playing Valorant.
Moreover, Jason believes that a good salary is the primary motivation for pro players who have decided to switch to Valorant.