Riot Games Officially Started Campaign for Release of Valorant in China on Weibo: Valorant will be released in China by Riot Games and Tencent. The game’s official website, as well as accounts on Weibo and other social media platforms, are now available in China. In addition, ahead of the Chinese LPL League of Legends matches, a commercial for the shooter featuring Sentinels players was presented.
Except for China and Vietnam, Valorant was introduced worldwide on June 2, 2020. The game was not officially launched in China until 2021, despite the fact that it was released for Vietnam on April 6th.
At the ongoing Tencent League of Legends Pro League, Riot Games is supposedly hosting an official celebration or showcase for Valorant (LPL). The publisher has a large fan base in the country thanks to League of Legends. China has also held successful League of Legends Worlds events, and it will be interesting to see how Valorant is received in the country if it gains NPPA certification. Alan Gai, a Chinese esports commentator, claimed that there may be some closed testing in China that would go live soon after an official announcement at the LPL.
It’s official: China x VALORANT is here
Welcome to the game’s newest region
RNG, EDG, iG and more, I hope to see you soon!
Let the games begin pic.twitter.com/xiOJXO5KWe
— The Esports Writer (@FionnOnFire) September 4, 2021
Valorant has still to get a license from the National Press and Press Administration (NPPA) and permission from Chinese government agencies, according to some reports, but this should happen shortly. Reports also stated that before the complete regional server deployment, Riot Games will undertake a short closed test. This could be announced soon by the corporation.
Several Chinese esports organizations have already indicated their plan to launch Valorant rosters, according to journalist Tyler FionnOnFire Erzberger. Some companies, such as Royal Never Give Up, Edward Gaming, and Invictus Gaming, already have teams. Erzberger also mentioned that Valorant has received mixed feedback from Chinese esports enthusiasts so far. Many people describe the game as a “cheap CS: GO clone” with an “ugly weapon design.”