Riot Games Reveals June 2 as VALORANT’s Official Launch Date

Following two months of intense beta testing,VALORANT is finally coming live on June 2, with the game launching in six regionsat first.

VALORANT Beta Ends on May 28 to Prepare for OfficialLaunch

After a two-month closed beta, Riot Games fantasyshooter, VALORANT, is ready to launch officially on June 2 across themajority of planned regions worldwide. The company will kick off the game in NorthAmerica, Brazil, Europe, South Korea, Japan and Oceania after testingextensively in the past two months.

With the beta now coming to a close, the closed betawill end on May 28, with all accounts being reset and Riot working onintroducing some changes and quick patches ahead of VALORANT’s global launch.

Drops are ending, as are all purchases in the Closed Beta store. And… Closed Beta thereafter. Let’s talk about the end of the world and the welcoming of a new one — some basic things you need to know about the final days of the VALORANT Closed Beta:

— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) May 22, 2020

Riot Games are also planning to bring a lot more tothe table during the official launch, Anna Donlon, executive producerfor VALORANT at Riot Games, confirmed. For starters, the game will feature anew map and a whole new armory of weapons. Here is what Donlon shared with thecommunity ahead of the game’s roll-out.

“Our goal has always been to bring VALORANT to as much of the world as soon as possible, so we’re hyped to be able to do so on June 2. The team looks forward to starting our decades-long commitment to servicing the global VALORANT community. This is just the beginning of our journey together,” Donlon said.

Strong Player and Viewership Numbers for VALORANT

VALORANT has met all expectations in full, maintaining a healthy user base of over three million daily players, Donlon noted. On top of that, streaming numbers remained steady, with the game peaking at around top646 1.7 million viewers, and numbers taking a tumble as more players could access the game.

To meet demand, Riot Games has been deploying newservers on two continents, including Atlanta and Dallas in the United States, Londonin the United Kingdom, Madrid in Spain, and Warsaw in Poland.

It's @RiotSuperCakes and @RiotZiegler back with an important update on the future of VALORANT.

— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) May 21, 2020

Already, a number of top esports outfits have signed up competitive rosters, including Team SoloMid, Dignitas, Immortals, Cloud9, Team. Secret, and nearly all established franchises in the competitive esports world.

Ahead of the official launch of the game, Riot Games has already managed to suspend 1,600 suspected cheaters. Meanwhile, interest in the game has grown exponentially, seeing a spate of tournaments take place over the past two months.

Many of these tournaments were sponsored by the teamsentering the game but others, such as ESPN and Twitch competitions have been agenuine effort to promote the game and help it bolster its profile within thecommunity.

As Donlon said once before, VALORANT will be allowed to grow organically, and this growth will be expedited with the game’s official release on Tuesday, June 2.

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