China to Get Its Own Professional Valorant League in 2023
Leo Faria, the Global Head of Valorant Esports at Riot Games, announced that China would have its own professional league in 2023 during a press conference that was held recently in advance of VCT LOCK/IN. In late 2022, Riot Games was granted permission to introduce Valorant in China, and as a result, professional leagues will soon be available there.
Global Head of Valorant Esports announces Pro League plans
It has been announced by the Global Head of Valorant Esports at a press conference that they are now developing a plan for contests in China. This is due to the recognition of the strong and dedicated gaming community in China, as demonstrated in League of Legends. The community has a reputation for putting in a lot of effort to compete and win championships, making China an ideal location for Valorant contests.
Faria claimed that the firm will make sure that China has a big representation in the Valorous Champions Tour, even though the developer is still ironing out the specifics (VCT). The firm is excited about the participation of two Chinese teams in the circuit, Edward Gaming and FunPlus Phoenix, who have already been invited to compete at VCT LOCK/IN.
On 4th Feb in a post on Twitter, he mentioned that they invited various esports organizations to an event where they shared their vision and plans for the VALORANT esports scene. He further wrote the first official Mandarin broadcast feed for a VCT international event will be featured at LOCK/IN.
Excited to get things started for the VCT in China! Earlier this week we invited esports organizations to an event to share our vision and plans for VALORANT esports. Also, LOCK//IN will feature the first official Mandarin broadcast feed for a VCT global event. pic.twitter.com/ym67j8DuFn— Leo Faria (@lhfaria) February 3, 2023
A New Era of Competitive Valorant in China
China has previously hosted unofficial Valorant competitions, and now that a professional league has arrived, the country will finally have the opportunity to compete on the world stage. By switching from an open circuit to a league system with three worldwide leagues of ten partnered teams in 2023, Riot Games completely redesigned Valorant esports. Organizations can participate in these leagues by qualifying for a promotion tournament that takes place at the end of the year through local Valorant Challengers Leagues.
Teams from the area might receive direct invitations to premier international competitions or qualify for the Valorant Challenger League (VCL) Pacific league thanks to the Chinese league. According to Faria, Riot Games is confident about its participation in the VCT and is now developing a plan for tournaments in China.
The arrival of China’s professional league in 2023 is eagerly anticipated by dedicated fans. The area is prepared for competitive Valorant, as seen by the presence of two Chinese teams at VCT LOCK/IN already. The league’s integration into the Valorant Champions Tour circuit excites us, and we look forward to watching the Chinese teams compete. The Chinese Valorant community is in for a tremendous year, and we’re interested to see how the nation transforms into a hub for esports and gaming.