Riot Games has announced the schedule for the upcoming VALORANT’s Off/Season of esportswhich will take place between September 2023 and January 2024. The company has announced more than 40 events worldwide which will include exhibition matches, LAN tournaments and open qualifiers.
The main part of the VALORANT 2023 competitive season concludes with its largest VALORANT competitive tournament, VALORANT Championswhich is currently taking place in Los Angeles, USA. As the event ends on August 26, this leaves players and teams with a considerable gap in the competitive calendar as partner leagues such as VCT EMEA will return in January 2024.
To close the gap and provide content for both players and spectators. during this period, Riot Games has created a schedule for this off-season. This is the second year that official off-season tournaments will be held, and this time more events will be held. Before the new season, there will be held around 40 events of different sizes and locations, and Riot Games has worked with external tournament organizers to make them happen.
By way of comparison, last year’s announcement there were only 25 events in total.
Each region will have its own share of events. The region of Asia-Pacific will have at least 17 eventsthe region of Americas at least 15 y EMEA at least 8. This makes sense due to the size of the regions. According to Riot Games, this is not a final number and more events may be added by the end of the year.
Riot Games will support off Season events with amplification through our channels, a dedicated page with an updated calendar and provide guidance to ensure a smooth experience event after event.
Riot Games Press Release
Notable events and organizers will return for 2023, such as Coupe the France and BME Superdome in Egypt which will once again be held in the EMEA region, as well as the Crossfire Cup in Spain.
Ludwig x Tarik Invitational, the event that kicked off the 2022 Off Season, will also return for the second edition in the Americas. Interestingly, a women’s tournament created in partnership with the Army National Guard called the Neon Dream Women’s VALORANT Invitational has been announced for North America.
In the Pacific region, spectators will be able to watch the Red Bull Home Ground in Japan, as well as the VALORANT India Invitational and the VALORANT Sensational Social Summer Shindig.