The video game developer Riot Games has announced that its international event, VALORANT Masters, will move to China during the 2024 VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) season.. It will be held in Shanghai and Will be the second event of the season.
Leo Faria, Global Director of VALORANT Esportsemphasized that the event will celebrate the first anniversary of the FPS game in China. The title officially launched in China on July 12, three years after its worldwide release in June 2020.
Specifically. Shanghai Masters will take place in late spring 2024.. For context, VCT Masters Tokyo, the second international event this season, took place in early June. Still details such as competition format, venue and ticket prices have not yet been disclosed.
Although the video game was launched in early July after gaining Chinese government approval in December 2022, China has had representatives at all international VCT events this year. In particular, the Chinese e-sports organization EDward Gaming reached the quarterfinals of the lower bracket at the Tokyo VCT.
Currently, VALORANT 2023 is still in progress, with. 16 teams that will travel to Los Angeles (USA) in August for the season’s grand finale. The location of the first international VCT event for 2024 has not yet been revealed.
In the past, Shanghai has already hosted a major Riot Games international event, the 2020 League of Legends World Championship, which took place in the city. In addition Riot Games is owned by Tencenta Chinese entertainment conglomerate.