Riot Games has finally revealed the upcoming launch of a new competitive mode called “Premier” for its FPS game, Valorant. Premier is designed to allow players to form their own teams and participate in a structured tournament system with pre-scheduled matches. The mode is aimed at players who aspire to go pro in the game and offers a more organized and serious approach to competitive play. The Valorant Premier Global Open Beta is set to commence soon, providing players with an opportunity to test the new mode.
The global open beta for VALORANT’s new team-based competitive system, Premier, is on its way. Take a look at how Premier is changing the game.
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Valorant Premier Global Open Beta Timeline
According to Riot Games, the Premier Global Open Beta will commence on Tuesday, 25th April 2023. The open beta will continue until 23rd May 2023, during which players can participate in the competitive mode. Here are some essential dates that players need to keep in mind regarding the open beta.
Here are the important dates that players need to remember for the Valorant Premier Global Open Beta:
- Players can enroll in the open beta from 25th to 28th April.
- The weekly matches will take place from 29th April to 20th May.
- The playoff tournament will begin on 21st May.
How to Participate in the Valorant Premier Global Open Beta
Before participating in the Valorant Premier Global Open Beta, players need to meet certain requirements. Firstly, they must have an account verified via SMS. Secondly, they should have completed their ranked placement in any act. Additionally, a team of five to seven members is necessary, which can either be formed by the player or joined as a part of an existing team.
The team owner can then register for the open beta and select the preferred zone, which will determine the server the team will play on. The schedule for the matches can be decided in the future.
Some Additional Facts
- Riot Games has scheduled a test tournament on May 3rd, which will take place in all zones. Players can find the details about the test tournament in their respective schedules.
- The structure is the same as the Playoff Tournament—best of 1, with Consolation bracket—but this time all Premier Teams are eligible to participate
- This tournament does not impact your standings, Premier Score, W/L record, or eligibility for the Playoff Tournament
- The next phase of Premier will return in July with the full launch planned for just after VCT Champions 2023 in August.